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Aberystwyth named University of the Year for Teaching Quality

Aberystwyth University has been named University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Open Doors at Old College

Aberystwyth University is delighted to invite local people and visitors alike to discover more about the Old College as part of Open Doors 2017 on Saturday and Sunday 23 - 24 September 2017.

Newtown exhibition seeks residents’ views on globalization

The Pryce Jones building in Newtown, home to the first modern international mail order business.

The residents of Newtown are invited to come and discuss their views on the effects of globalisation on the town at a new exhibition that opens formally on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Aber Archers shooting onto the world stage

Beth Duthie (Credit: Emily J Photography - www.facebook.com/EmilyRobertsMedia/) and Alex Newnes

Two Aberystwyth University students are part of the Great British team competing at the World 3D Archery Championships in France this week.

Aberystwyth physicists use pioneering new x-ray facility to study diamonds

Professor Andrew Evans (front row, third from left) at the opening of the new VERSOX facility at Diamond Light Source.

Scientists from Aberystwyth University are among the first to have used a pioneering new x-ray facility at one of the world’s most advanced scientific facilities.

Aberystwyth space scientists follow Cassini’s final hours

Cassini: The space craft will end its twenty year mission to Saturn on Friday 15 September – Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

Space scientists at Aberystwyth University are following the progress of the Cassini spacecraft as it nears the end of its twenty year mission to the planet Saturn.

Conference addresses what the future holds for languages in a post-Brexit UK

Dr Elin Royles, co-founder of the Centre for Welsh Politics & Society and a Senior Lecturer in Aberystwyth University’s Department of International Politics.

As the debates and scrutiny of the EU Withdrawal Bill continue, Aberystwyth University is hosting a conference on the implications of Brexit for language policy.

Aberystwyth University hosts Apple developer conference

Thirty nationalities are represented at iOSDevUK7, which is fully subscribed with all 200 delegate places taken for the four-day conference held 4-7 September 2017.

Software developers from around the world are in Aberystwyth University this week for the UK’s leading conference for Apple software developers.

IBERS hosts Miscanthus information day for farmers

Miscanthus is a perennial carbon-negative renewable energy crop which is currently grown on around 8,000 hectares of low-grade marginal land in the UK.

In response to growing interest in Miscanthus, researchers at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) will host a field visit and information day for farmers on Thursday 28 September 2017.

Aberystwyth in world’s “elite top 1000” universities

Aberystwyth University is ranked 186th for International Outlook by the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Aberystwyth, one of the UK’s leading universities for overall student satisfaction, is also one of the world’s top universities for its ‘international outlook’ according to the latest edition of the Times Education World University Rankings.

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

Aberystwyth University are developing different hybrids of Miscanthus that can be grown from seed to suit particular markets, including the construction industry.

A collaborative project by Aberystwyth University, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Terravesta is exploring the potential to use Miscanthus as a building material as a way of helping decarbonise the construction industry.

Methane-eating bacteria discovered beneath Antarctica

Dr Andrew Mitchell (right) and Professor John Priscu from Montana State University with a water sample brought up from Lake Whillans, which lies 800 metres below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Photo: J Mikucki

Methane-eating bacteria discovered in a lake beneath Antarctica may prevent the powerful greenhouse gas from being release into the atmosphere as ice sheets melt, scientists believe.

Education Secretary attends Summer University Graduation Ceremony

Kirsty Williams AM, Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Education with Aberystwyth Summer University Students.

Kirsty Williams AM, Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Education, was guest of honour at the Aberystwyth Summer University Graduation Ceremony on 25 August 2017.

Penglais Campus’s earliest building given Grade II listed status

Cledwyn Building, 1939. Credit: Aberystwyth University Archives

The earliest building to have been built on Penglais Campus has been given Grade II listed status to protect it for future generations.

Aberystwyth graduate Rhodri Siôn wins Professor Gwyn Thomas Memorial Prize

Rhodri Siôn (centre) with Jennifer Thomas, wife of the late Professor Gwyn Thomas, and Dr Haydn E Edwards, Chairman of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Aberystwyth University graduate, Rhodri Siôn, has been awarded the first Gwobr Goffa yr Athro Gwyn Thomas.