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"We have the first samples in the bag!"

One of the quartzite boulders dumped onto sandstone bedrock on Fossilryggen. The boulder has been sampled as part of the MAGIC-DML project. Photo: Nat Lifton, January 2017.

Aberystwyth University glaciologist Professor Neil Glasser has posted his first blog from the East Antartic Ice Sheet where he’s part of an international study into the effects of climate change.

Brexit and Wales: The Key Questions

Marking the establishment of the new Centre for Welsh Politics and Society are (L to R) Dr Taulat Guma, Dr Lucy Taylor, Professor Michael Woods, Dr Elin Royles and Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University.

A week after Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK will be leaving the European single market, members of the public are being invited to a special debate about what Brexit could actually mean for people and communities in Mid Wales.

Aberystwyth academic appointed UK UNESCO Vice-Chair

Professor Colin McInnes

Professor Colin McInnes, a leading expert on global health and international relations, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the United Kingdom National Commission (UKNC) for UNESCO.

US presidential inauguration to be screened live

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office in Washington on Friday 20 January 2017, lecturers at the Department of International Politics will be hosting a special event for students, staff and members of the public.

Pride at Aberystwyth University in Stonewall index success

Celebrating Aberystwyth University’s rise in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index are (left to right) Debra Croft, Director of Equality, Gary Reed, Director - Research, Business & Innovation, Ruth Fowler Communications and Equalities Officer and Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor.

Aberystwyth University has scored another notable success after climbing more than 100 places in a UK-wide survey that measures its strength as an inclusive employer.

Paws for thought

Sam the collie, an unclaimed stray who handed himself into Llandysul Library and who will be at Aberystwyth University Students’ Union tomorrow, Wednesday 18 January.

Aberystwyth University Students’ Union has teamed up with a dog rescue charity to help students looking to relieve some of the pressures of exams.

New EU study looks at gap between rich and poor

Aberystwyth University is leading the IMAJINE project (Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe), one of the largest social sciences projects to be financed as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme

Researchers at the University’s Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology have been awarded a grant of almost 5m Euro by the European Union to look at regional inequalities.

Scholarship entrance exam deadline

Aberystwyth University is urging applicants not to miss out on funding support which could be worth up to £2000 a year, ahead of its entrance exam deadline of 18 January 2017.

IronMan Vice-Chancellor raises £10,000 for student support

Pictured left to right are Caryl Davies, Director of Student Support Services, Dylan Jones, Development and Alumni Relations, Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Lauren Marks, President of Aberystwyth Students Union, Louise Jagger, Director of Development and Alumni Relations and Darren Hathaway, General Manager of the University’s Sports Centre at the presentation of the cheque for £10,107 raised by Proffessor Grattan following his completion of IronMan Wales triathlon

Student support initiatives at Aberystwyth have received a welcome boost thanks to a challenging triathlon by Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Grattan who completed the IronMan Wales in September 2016.

New urine test can quickly detect whether a person has a healthy diet

Professor John Draper

A new urine test developed by researchers at Aberystwyth University, Imperial College London and Newcastle Univrsity measures the health of a person's diet and gives an indication of how much fat, sugar, fibre and protein a person has eaten.

BRAVO - optimising the performance of brassica crops

Rapeseed plants being scanned in the BBSRC funded National Plant Phenomics Centre at IBERS Aberystwyth University.

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is a lead partner in a new 5-year project aimed at combating the losses experienced by two of the UK’s most economically valuable vegetable crops.

New project to investigate climate change and coastal heritage in Wales and Ireland

An aerial view of Ramsey island and the north Pembrokeshire coastline. Crown Copyright: The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Researchers from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences are part of a new multi million pound European project to investigate risks of climate change to the heritage of some of Wales and Ireland’s most important coastal landscapes.

Converting disposable nappies into bio-fuel and textiles

Joe Freemantle (left) and Dr Gordon Allison

A new eco-friendly process developed by biology graduate Joe Freemantle could to turn disposable nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary products into valuable products including pure cellulose fibre and bio-fuel.

World champion mountain-biker opens new University gym facilities

Down Hill World Champion Rachel Atherton opening the new gym facilities in the company of (left) Darren Hathaway, Sports Centre Manager, and Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor.

Five times mountain bike Downhill World Champion Rachel Atherton opens Aberystwyth University's new £250,000 gym facilities.