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Aberystwyth's Student Union Moves Out

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Aberystwyth's student union (UMCA) is moving to a new home as preparations get underway for development work to start on the Pantycelyn hall of residence.

UMCA have been clearing the office, which has been the union's home for decades as they prepare to move to an interim location until Pantycelyn reopens in September 2019.

UMCA president Gwion Llywd said: "It's been an emotional day as we see the history of UMCA put in boxes ready for the move so that construction work can get underway."

"The move is an important milestone for us, but we know that this is only a temporary arrangement. We're really looking forward to moving back when Pantycelyn reopens."

"We appreciate the opportunity given to UMCA by the university to stay in Pantycelyn while the plans to transform the hall have been developed. It has enabled the vibrant community of Welsh-speaking students at Aberystwyth to maintain a connection with this iconic building."

"In the meantime, we look forward to working with Welsh students from Pantycelyn-Penbryn."