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Research tips for Welsh Bacc students

Sixth form pupils from Aberdare Community School outside Aberystwyth University’s Department of International Politics building in June 2017

Aberystwyth University is preparing to host hundreds of sixth-formers in a series of Welsh Baccalaureate Experience Days this summer.

Strengthening educational links with China

Aberystwyth University has renewed its partnership with China’s prestigious Hohai University.

Advising on equality and diversity for REF 2021

The University's Director of Research, Business and Innovation has been selected to advise on equality and diversity ahead of the next major assessment of research quality at UK higher education institutions.

New Head of Programmes for BBC Radio One from Aberystwyth

Aled Haydn Jones being presented with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree from Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth France.

The new Head of Programmes for BBC Radio One, Aled Haydn Jones, who began his media career working on local hospital radio Radio Bronglais and Radio Ceredigion, was presented with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree from Aberystwyth University in July 2016.

Creative Writing alumni shortlisted for major poetry prize

Richard Georges has been shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for his collection Make Us All Islands, which is published by Shearsman Books.

Aberystwyth University Creative Writing alumni Richard Georges and Maria Apichella have been shortlisted for the 2017 edition of the prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry.

Aberystwyth undergraduate student harvests CT scan technology for pioneering wheat study

Nathan Hughes at the National Plant Phenomics Centre

CT scanning technology commonly found in hospitals has been developed by undergraduate Computer Science student Nathan Hughes to extract novel information from 3D images of wheat grain heads.

Wild about flowers

Aberystwyth University’s Grounds Manager has been keeping a visual diary documenting the development of a colourful wildflower bank on Penglais campus.

Aberystwyth University launches rural crime study

Wyn Morris (left) from Aberystwyth Business School and Dr Gareth Norris from the Department of Psychology at Aberystwyth University who have developed the rural crime study.

Researchers at Aberystwyth University are calling on farmers in the Dyfed-Powys Police area to contribute to a new study on rural crime.

Art exhibition inspired by search for early humans

2A: Earth Core: The Hominin Project, a new collaborative art-science exhibition that seeks to understand the climatic environment of our early human ancestors is currently on show at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Welsh literary magazine Y Ddraig published

Left to right: Members of the editorial board of Y Ddraig 2017; Ianto Jones, Ela Wyn James, Manon Wyn Rowlands, Carys Haf James, Martha Grug Ifan and Cadi Grug Lake

The latest issue of Y Ddraig, the literary magazine of the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies, has been published.

Aber Alumna wins Urdd Drama Medal

Mared Llywelyn Williams, winner of the Urdd Drama Medal

An alumna of Aberystwyth University has scooped the Drama Medal in the 2017 National Urdd Eisteddfod held in Bridgend.


24-year-old Mared Llywelyn Williams won the prestigious prize for a drama called ‘Lôn Terfyn’ (Final Lane).


The judges described it as a “gripping drama” and said that the “standard and ambition of this drama fully deserved of the medal”.

Aberystwyth alumna named Environmental Professional of the Year

Dr Phillippa Pearson with the Society for the Environment’s Environmental Professional of the Year award

An Aberystwyth University alumna, Dr Phillippa Pearson, has been named Environmental Professional of the Year for 2017 by the Society for the Environment.  The award celebrates exceptional commitment or major achievement in protecting, preserving or enhancing the environment and advancing the principles of sustainability.

Centre for Welsh Politics and Society to host General Election hustings

The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society will host election hustings on Monday 5 June 2017 at the Morlan Centre in Aberystwyth, ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8 June.

Aberystwyth University at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Aberystwyth University is sponsoring the Syr IfanC teepee at the 2017 National Urdd Eisteddfod.

Aberystwyth University will be supporting a range of activities at this year's Urdd National Eisteddfod in Bridgend.

First annual Walters Prize awarded

Left to right:  Professor Ian Frigaard (Executive Editor of the JNNFM), Professor Stephanie Dungan and Professor Ronald Phillips (winners of the inaugural Ken Walters Prize), Professor Ken Walters (Founding Editor of the JNNFM) and Professor Fernando Pinho (Executive Editor of the JNNFM). Photo credit: Mats Stading

A new academic prize has been introduced by leading publisher Elsevier to honour leading scientist Professor Ken Walters from Aberystwyth University.

Young people's views on Brexit

Left to right: Dr Elin Royles, Dyfan Powel and Professor Rhys Jones will be presenting research on the response of young people to Brexit.

A year on from the vote to leave the European Union, academics from Aberystwyth University will be discussing the response of young people in Wales at a conference in London on Thursday 22 June 2017.