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Aberystwyth University leads £3m project for Wales’ growing geospatial and space technology sector

A major new EU backed initiative to help companies in Wales exploit the fast-growing spatial intelligence market is being led by Aberystwyth University.

Thomas Edison: visionary, genius or fraud?

Writing in the Conversation, Professor Iwan Morus from the Department of History and Welsh History challenges the myth of the inventive genius and tireless worker that Edison worked hard to cultivate.

Aberystwyth University announces new Fellows for 2018

Lance Batchelor, the CEO of Saga plc, was presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University in 2017

An award-winning poet and playwright, a web entrepreneur, a leading judge, and an actress and singer are amongst those who will be honoured during this year’s degree ceremonies at Aberystwyth University.

Tracing the history of film and cinema in rural Wales

The Coliseum in Aberystwyth opened as a cinema in 1932.

Films from the past and the history of rural cinema will be the focus for an evening at Ceredigion Museum on Saturday 14 July 2018. Doors open at 7pm.

Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones

Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones (1920-2018) was presented as Fellow of Aberystwyth University in 2010.

Former head of the Department of Welsh History and Fellow of Aberystwyth University Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones has died at the age of 97.

Welsh Government Minister visits Pantycelyn

Left to Right: Andrea Pennock, Director of Estates Development; Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University; Dr Emyr Roberts, Aberystwyth University Chair of Council; Anna Wyn Jones, UMCA president; Eluned Morgan AM; Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Chair of the Pantycelyn Project Board and Deputy Chair of the University’s Council and Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Aberystwyth University Vice Pro-Chancellor.

The Welsh Government’s Minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning was given a guided tour of Aberystwyth University’s historic Pantycelyn student hall of residence on Thursday 5 July 2018.

Aberystwyth graduate employability continues to rise

More Aberystwyth University students are getting good jobs after graduating than ever before.

ExoMars model named after Aberystwyth University space robotics pioneer

Pictured left to right are Stephen Fearn and Dr Matt Gunn who have built the Barnes ExoMars Rover, and Dr Helen Miles. Dr Matt Gunn is holding the mission’s colour calibration target which was developed by the late Professor Dave Barnes.

A full scale model of the ExoMars rover which is set to search for life on Mars in 2021 has been named after a pioneering Aberystwyth University space roboticist.

A Child’s World – New Shoes, New Direction

The conference will be held on the Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Educationalists from 89 countries will convene at Aberystwyth University on 11-13 July to discuss the latest developments in children’s education.

New primary and secondary teacher training programme at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has been training teachers for 125 years

A pioneering teacher training progamme at Aberystwyth University has been granted accreditation for five years by the Education Workforce Council.

Aberystwyth scientists tackle one of the world’s deadliest diseases

Schistosomiasis affects over 200 million people world-wide. Eggs (oval) produced by schistosome parasites accumulate in the host liver (pink cells) and induce an inflammatory response (purple cells). This leads to pathological complications associated with schistosomiasis and death

Advances by researchers at Aberystwyth University in the understanding of one of the world’s deadliest diseases have the potential to bring relief to thousands of sufferers around the world.

Aberystwyth University hosts Plastic Free Day

Rebecca Davies Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer with staff on a campus litter pick as part of Aberystwyth University’s Plastic Free Day.

Aberystwyth University hosted its first Plastic Free day on 26 June, in a bid to become the first certified plastic free university in Wales, an initiative based around phasing out single use plastics.

Celebrating 100 years of Geography

Former and current students and staff from the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences and members of the Old Students’ Association pictured with Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University (pictured centre), on the steps of La Scala on Penglais campus.

More than 200 former students and staff gathered in Aberystwyth 29 June – 1 July 2018 to celebrate the centenary of the University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.

Construction starts on Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus

Left to Right: Ian Jones, Director for Wilmott Dixon Wales and West; Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University; Professor Chris Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Aberystwyth University; Dr Rhian Hayward, Chief Executive Officer at Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus; and Jeff Monks, Head of Estate Operations at BBSRC.

Construction work on the £40.5m Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus is set to start on 2 July 2018 at Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan campus near Penrhyncoch.

Customer service excellence rewarded

Left to right: Information Services staff Faye Ap Geraint, Joy Cadwallader, Julie Hart, Jamie Harris, Elizabeth Kensler, Sarah Gwenlan and Jan Litton celebrate the renewal of the Customer Service Excellence accreditation for a further three years.

The quality of the customer service provided by Aberystwyth University’s Information Services (IS) department has been acknowledged by an independent review.