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University hosts successful first transgender conference

Transgender and non-binary lives in 21st Wales was the topic of a conference at Aberystwyth University on Friday 17 November.

Opening a digital window to the past

Scanned digital image of the record for Aberystwyth University’s first student, James Bateman

Student records at Aberystwyth University dating back almost 150 years are being digitised and transcribed to make them more accessible.

Rare 1940s Hollywood artefacts on display at Aberystwyth School of Art

School of Art Lecturer, Dr Harry Heuser, has curated an exhibition featuring a unique album commemorating the production of the 1949 Hollywood fantasy movie Mighty Joe Young.

A nudge in the right direction?

The ethics of using nudge theory to inform public policy is explored in a new book by researchers at Aberystwyth University.

Professor Christopher Coker to deliver prestigious Kenneth N. Waltz Annual Lecture on the future of war

Professor Christopher Coker.  Credit: Jwh, Wikipedia Luxembourg

Internationally renowned war scholar and military conflict expert, Professor Christopher Coker, is to give this year’s Kenneth N. Waltz Annual Lecture on Thursday 16 November at 6pm.

New edition of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi published

Dr Ian Hughes (Centre), editor of the new volume Bendigeiduran Uab Llyr; Dr Cathryn Charnell-White (Left), Head of the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University and Delyth Ifan, Director of Education Resource Publishers (CAA) with a huge puppet of Bendigeidfran by Small World Theatr, Cardigan, which is part of an exhibition at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre until 16 January 2018.

The first new edition of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi to appear for 80 years has been published by Aberystwyth University

Entrepreneurial students invited to bid for InvEnterPrize 2018

Marking the launch of InvEnterPrize 2018, which offers a prize of £10,000 for the winning entry.

The 2018 edition of Aberystwyth University’s student enterprise competition has been launched, with a £10,000 prize on offer to the winning entry.

Aberystwyth University pilots new wellbeing programme for students

 (L-R) Professor Jo Hamilton, Director of Student Experience at IBERS; Samantha Glennie, Hywel Dda University Health Board; Ian Keirle, lecturer and module coordinator at IBERS; Molly Longden, Wellbeing Officer at Aberystwyth University Students’ Union; Caryl Davies, Director of Student Support Services and Lou Hardinge, Assistant Director of Student Support Services at Aberystwyth University.

First year students at Aberystwyth University are being offered wellbeing workshops as part of a joint pioneering pilot with the NHS. 

Conference debates future of Welsh broadcasting

Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones is Professor of Media and Creative Industries at Aberystwyth University’s Department of Theatre, Film & Television, and Director of the Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture.

An Aberystwyth University academic is chairing a high-profile conference on the future of Welsh language broadcasting Thursday 9 November 2017.

How a Victorian lawyer from Wales invented the hydrogen fuel cell

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Professor Iwan Morus from the Department of History and Welsh History discusses the invention of the gas battery in 1842 by a young Welshman from the then town of Swansea, William Robert Grove.

Aberystwyth University hosts translation residency for Indian poet

Mohini Gupta celebrates International Day with pupils at Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth.

A poet from India is spending three months in Aberystwyth University translating the poetry of Vikram Seth into Hindi and writing verse for young readers.

Imagining alternative futures for mid Wales

The Pryce Jones building in Newtown, home to the first modern international mail order business. But what does the future hold for mid Wales post Brexit? This is the challenge posed by Imagining alternative futures for mid Wales

As the debate rages on about the UK’s future trading relations with the European Union post-Brexit, people in mid Wales are being invited to put forward their visions for the region.

A celebration of alumni success at the National Eisteddfod

Aberystwyth University will celebrate the success of its alumni at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod in a special event to be held at Old College on Friday 10 November.

Improving protein production in Europe and China

IBERS scientists Dr Leif Skøt (right) and Dr David Lloyd, studying red clover, one of the protein sources to be studied as part of the European and Chinese legumes EU funded project EUCLEG. Not pictured are the other team members, Dr Rosemary Collins and Mr Huw Powell.

Aberystwyth University plant scientists are playing a leading role in new research into breeding forage legume and grain legume crops, to address protein feed requirements in Europe and China.

Lifelong learning achievements celebrated

Lifelong Learning Art student Candy Bedworth, one of two Student of the Year award winners, with Professor Judy Broady-Preston, Director of the Institute for Professional Development, Aberystwyth University.

The successes and achievements of students and staff on lifelong courses have been celebrated by the University's Institute of Professional Development.