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Gold and silver for Aberystwyth University at WhatUni awards

Aberystwyth University has won the Postgraduate category in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Aberystwyth cheerleaders all set for an American odyssey

Chris Welter (Left) and Imogen Wild have been selected to compete at the United States All Star Federation (USASF) Cheerleading and Dance World Championships which take place in Florida.

Aberystwyth University students will take on the best in the world of cheerleading when they head to the USA next week.

Computer Science launches creative coding contest for schools

Left to right: Ysgol Plascrug pupils (seated) Tomas Pearson, Erin Jack, Ifan Rukov and James Homer at the launch of the Scratch animation competition with Plascrug teacher Carol Macy, and Eurig Salisbury and Martin Nelmes from Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth University’s Computer Science Department is calling on primary school pupils across Wales to take part in a unique coding competition combining poetry, Welsh mythology and creative computing.

Finalists for 2018 Staff and Students Awards announced

The finalists for the annual AberSU Celebrates: Staff and Students Awards have been announced.

Professor Richard Wyn Jones to deliver O'Donnell Lecture in Aberystwyth

Professor Richard Wyn Jones

Professor Richard Wyn Jones will deliver the University of Wales O'Donnell Lecture 2018 at Aberystwyth University on Monday 30 April 2018, under the title ‘Cenhedloedd, Cenedlaetholdebau a Gwleidyddiaeth y Deyrnas Gyfunol’ (Nations, Nationalisms and Politics of the United Kingdom).

Aberystwyth glaciologists return to drill the world’s highest glacier

Aberystwyth University members of the EverDrill project, Katie Miles and Professor Bryn Hubbard, flying the Aber flag at drill site three on the Khumbu glacier near Everest Base Camp during the 2017 expedition.

Glaciologists from Aberystwyth University are set to return to the Himalayas, a year on from a successful mission to drill through the world’s highest glacier.

Marine heatwaves pose threat to the ecological balance of seas

Dr Pippa Moore

Marine ecologists are warning that the increasing frequency and duration of marine heatwaves poses a threat to the ecological balance of the seas.

Aberfan’s Cantata Memoria in Aberystwyth

Sir Karl Jenkins’ Cantata Memoria: For the Children, composed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy in 2016, will be performed at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 21 April 2018.

Aberystwyth University researchers explore the resilience of UK farming

Left to right, the Aberystwyth University researchers; Susan Fowler, Dr Phillipa Nicholas-Davies and Professor Peter Midmore.

Researchers at Aberystwyth University are studying the work of farmers in Wales as part of an EU wide study into the agricultural industry’s resilience and ability to respond to change.

Award for Aberystwyth University’s Language Exchange Platform

Language Exchange Platform students at Aberystywth University

A unique project to promote the sharing of languages and culture at Aberystwyth University has been highly commended in the annual Universities Association of Lifelong Learning (UALL) Award Scheme.

The Fractal Clock

A time piece that features 81 rotating triangles of glass opens to the public at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Friday 6 April 2018.

Year 10 pupils explore their options

Year 10 pupils from schools across mid and west Wales will be exploring their post-GCSE options at a three-day residential course held at Aberystwyth University during the Easter break.

Into the Looking Glass: how Selfie culture is preparing us to meet our future selves

Images taken from ‘Into the Looking Glass- how selfie culture is preparing us to meet our future selves’

A film about the future of selfie culture produced by two Aberystwyth University’s media lecturers has been shortlisted for the British Universities Film & Video Council’s Learning on Screen Awards 2018.

Theatr y Werin set for major investment

Dafydd Rhys, Director of Aberystwyth Arts Centre (left) discusses plans for the refurbishment of Theatr y Werin with Nick Bache, Technical Manager.

Theatr y Werin at Aberystwyth Arts Centre will close its doors on 3 April for the £0.75m project, as the venue undergoes its first comprehensive electrical upgrade since it opened in 1972.

Improving health and reducing inequalities in mid-Wales

Rural idyll? Despite rural areas reporting better health outcomes than urban areas, with higher life expectancy and lower rates of premature deaths, there are challenges and circumstances that disproportionately affect rural populations, which can have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.

The Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research hosts an open meeting to discuss improving health and reducting inequalities in mid-Wales on Thursday, 5 April 2018.

Townie Great Tits are tougher, research shows

Great Tits living in urban areas are bolder and more aggressive at defending their territory than their rural counterparts

Great Tits living in urban areas are bolder and more aggressive at defending their territory than their rural counterparts according to research published in Scientific Reports.