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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.

Princess Diana landmine featured in exhibition at Aberystwyth University

Landmine (Princess Diana), Conrad Atkinson, 1997

Twenty years on from her death, a curious porcelain replica landmine featuring images of Diana, Princess of Wales, is on display at the School of Art Gallery.

Aberystwyth academic to advise National Assembly on Brexit trade challenges

Professor Nicholas Perdikis

Aberystwyth Business School Professor is providing specialist research advice to the National Assembly for Wales on how Brexit is likely to impact the Welsh economy.

Solar scientists head for the US to study eclipse

Joe Hutton (Left) and Steve Fearn from the Department of Physics during last minute preparations in Boulder Colorado for the total eclipse on Monday 21 August

Aberystwyth researchers have joined an international team of solar scientists in the USA this week as they prepare to study the latest total eclipse of the sun.

Clearing offers on social media

The University’s Clearing team will be on hand from 7.30am on A-level results day Thursday 17 August to deal with any queries.

Aberystwyth University is using social media for the first time to make offers to applicants during Clearing.

New degree schemes available in Clearing

Aberystwyth University’s new BA programme in Film-making was launched by Huw Penallt Jones at the National Eisteddfod of Wales on Anglesey in August 2017

A three-year course in film-making is one of a raft of new degree schemes available through Clearing at Aberystwyth University this year.

What a feeling! Flashdance explodes onto stage

Flashdance – The Musicalexplodes onto stage at Aberystwyth Arts Centre this evening (Wednesday 16 August), for the first of a run of performances lasting until Saturday 2 September.    

Aberystwyth alumnus Osian Rhys Jones wins the National Eisteddfod Chair

Osian Rhys Jones' victory in the Chair was the third major literary award to be won by Aberystwyth alumni during the 2017 National Eisteddfod.

Osian Rhys Jones, who graduated in Welsh and Welsh History from Aberystwyth University, is the winner of the Chair at the National Eisteddfod of Wales which is held this year on Anglesey.

Translation challenge winner announced

For the first time ever, the work of one of Turkey’s foremost twentieth century poets has been translated into Welsh. 

New Chair of Aberystwyth University Council

Dr Emyr Roberts will take up his role as Chair of Aberystwyth University’s Council in January 2018.

Aberystwyth University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Emyr Roberts as its next Chair of Council.

Top 5 in the UK and Best in Wales for Student Satisfaction

Aberystwyth is rated the best in Wales and one of the top five higher education institutions in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Aberystwyth University students are amongst the most satisfied in the whole of the UK, according to the annual National Student Survey (NSS) published today Wednesday 9 August 2017.

Tributes paid to Professor Emeritus D. J. Bowen

Tributes have been paid to Professor Emeritus D. J. Bowen who died on Thursday 3 August 2017.

Aber alumnus wins Eisteddfod Crown

Gwion Hallam, winner of the Crown at the 2017 National Eisteddfod.

Aberystwyth University alumnus Gwion Hallam has won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Anglesey.

British Council endorses International English Centre

Students from Nguyen Tan Thanh High School in Hanoi, Vietnam, spent three weeks at Aberystwyth University’s International English Centre in the summer of 2017.

The International English Centre at Aberystwyth University is delighted to receive its latest accreditation from the British Council.

From Wales to Botany Bay: Female Criminals from Wales

The plight of the Welsh women in their midst will be discussed by Aberystwyth University criminology lecturer Dr Lowri Cunnington Wynn at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

Memories of Monty Python sought

Dr Kate Egan

One of the enduring icons of 1970s and 1980s British popular culture, Monty Python, is the focus of a new study by Dr Kate Egan, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the Department of Theatre Film and Television Studies.

Aberystwyth University at the National Eisteddfod

Aberystwyth University is offering a full programme of events on its stand at the 2017 National Eisteddfod of Wales which takes place on Anglesey from 4-12 August.

Aberystwyth University is main sponsor of Maes B

Maes B, the Welsh medium rock and pop festival for young people which takes place alongside the National Eisteddfod of Wales, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Aberystwyth University is the main sponsor of Maes B, the Welsh medium rock and pop festival for young people which takes place alongside the National Eisteddfod of Wales which is held from 4 – 12 August 2017.

ExoMars heads to Iceland for eye-test

PanCam during a recent field test in Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire, where the team were testing its 3D measurement capabilities.

Scientists from the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science are heading out to Iceland as work continues to develop the data processing tools for the camera system that will feature on the European Space Agency’s 2020 mission to Mars.

Penparcau Community Forum and Arts Centre join forces for year long project

Members of Penparcau Forum get in some early practice selling tickets to Aberystwyth University Vice-Chancellor Professor Elizabeth Treasure, ready for their project with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, in the company of representatives from Cynnal y Cardi, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre is joining forces with Penparcau Community Forum for a year-long venture which will see a ‘hand over’ of the Arts Centre to Penparcau residents for a week’s worth of events and activities in June 2018. 

New Life for Old College

Left to right are Bryn Jones and  Karina Shaw, Penparcau Community Forum; Richard Bellamy, Head of the National Lottery Heritage Fund; Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor; John Glen MP, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism; Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Chair of the Old College Project Board; Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor; Louise Jagger, Director of Development and Alumni Relations; and Guto Bebb MP, UK Government in Wales Minister.

More than £10 million has been earmarked by the National Lottery for a major restoration of Aberystwyth University’s iconic Old College, the birthplace of university education in Wales.

Advances in red clover breeding gives farmers vital homegrown alternative to bought-in protein

Red clover. In recent years new varieties exhibiting greater persistence have already emerged from the IBERS red clover breeding programme, with AberClaret and AberChianti now on the Recommended Grass and Clover List (RGCL)

Improvements in the disease resistance and persistency of red clover are significant factors in the increased use of this high value protein crop across UK livestock businesses, according to Professor Athole Marshall, Head of Plant Breeding at IBERS Aberystwyth University.