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Yosano visit to strengthen Wales-Japan link

Pictured left to right Professor Gary Rawnsley, Director of International Academic Strategy and Professor of Public Diplomacy, students Samantha Schanzer, Giselle Morris, Marged Smith, Vera Tzoanou and Carys Bevan, and Dr Val Nolan from the Department of English and Creative Writing.

Aberystwyth University students will build on the long standing links between Aberystwyth and the Japanese town of Yosano when they embark on a visit there later this week.

Plastic ban isn’t enough so let’s take another look at personal carbon accounts

Writing in the Conversation, researcher Martin Burgess considers a Welsh Assembly supported feasibility study to look at piloting an environmental behavioural policy across Wales: personal carbon accounts.

The British Army's belonging campaign finally recognises that masculinity has changed

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers from the Department of International Politics discusses the British Army's latest recruitment campaign which has provoked criticism from some quarters.

A new, long record of African climate supports early dates for Out of Africa

Drilling on Lake Tana – at 93 metre-long the sediment is one of the longest and most complete terrestrial climate records from eastern Africa.

New research shows that the climate of north east Africa would have favoured migration of early modern humans Out of Africa up to 70,000 years earlier than previous widely accepted estimates.

Community project seeks new logo

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.

An exciting collaboration between Aberystwyth University’s Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Penparcau Forum is inviting ideas for a new logo.

Marking the 60th anniversary of TWW - Television Wales and the West

Dr Jamie Medhurst, Co-Director of the Aberystwyth University Centre for Media History and Reader in Media and Communication at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Sixty years on from the launch of independent television company Television Wales and the West, Dr Jamie Medhurst, Co-Director of the Aberystwyth University Centre for Media History, looks back at its early days.

Scholarship entrance exam deadline

2017 Open Scholarship winners Jan Zajec, Morgan Lee and Niamh Kerrigan.

Applicants reminded not to miss out on scholarships worth up to £2,000 a year ahead of the Aberystwyth University entrance exam deadline of 18 January 2018.

New research on rural nurse recruitment

PhD student and registered nurse Angharad Jones (centre) with her research supervisors Dr Rachel Rahman, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Care Research a and Dr OJ Jiaqing from the Department of Psychology at Aberystwyth University.

The challenges of recruiting nurses to rural Wales are being explored in a new study based at Aberystwyth University.

Refurbished Hugh Owen Library opens

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the refurbished Level D, Hugh Owen Library.  Left to right:  Julie Hart (Deputy Director of Information Services, Aberystwyth University), Professor Elizabeth Treasure (Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University), Emma Beenham (Academic Affairs Officer, Aberystwyth Students Union), Tim Davies (Director of Information Services, Aberystwyth University), Gwion Llwyd (Welsh Culture Officer & UMCA President, Aberystwyth Students’ Union)

The University has invested more than a £1 million in a major refurbishment of its iconic Hugh Owen library. The official reopening of Level D of Hugh Owen Library took place on Monday 8 January, revealing a library space that has been transformed to meet the needs of 21st century students.  

New study reveals how icy surface ponds on Himalayan glaciers influence water flow

View of debris-covered lower part of Khumbu Glacier highlighting the prevalence of ponds and ice-cliffs which characterise the surface. The glacier is around 500m wide at this point. Credit: Dr Trystram Irvine-Fynn

The flow of water that supports hydro-electric and irrigation infrastructure in the mountain regions of Nepal and India is regulated by hundreds of large icy ponds on the surface of some of the world’s highest glaciers, Aberystwyth scientists have revealed.

Aberystwyth University hosts Festival of Law and Criminology

The legal implications of driverless cars, and can kids as young as 10 really tell the difference between ‘criminal’ and ‘naughty’ behaviour will be two of the many themes discussed at the inaugural Festival of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University.

Round table on joint vet degree at Aberystwyth

Pictured left to right after the consultancy meeting are Professor John Grattan, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University; Professor Will Haresign, Welsh Veterinary Science Centres; Dr Robert Abayasekara, RVC; Kate Sullivan, Ystwyth Veterinary Practice; Hazel Wright, Farmers’ Union of Wales; Les Eckford, British Veterinary Association; Phil Thomas, Iechyd Da; Dr Mike Rose, IBERS.

Plans to bring veterinary medicine training to Aberystwyth have been discussed at a special round table meeting for representatives from the veterinary and animal health sector in Wales.

Cardiff reception for Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth

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 new Aberystwyth University research centre dedicated to developing a greater understanding of contemporary politics and society in Wales will complete its launch year with a reception in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 14 December.

Special Achievement Award for Aberystwyth academic

Professor Colin McInnes, Vice-Chair of the United Kingdom National Commission (UKNC) for UNESCO and winner of the Special Achievement Award at the 2017 Wales Social Research Awards.

Professor Colin McInnes, a leading Welsh academic working on global health politics, has been acknowledged for his life-time’s contribution to social science research in Wales.

Scientific solution to smashed smartphone screens?

Professor Neville Greaves (right) discusses the results on molten glass in the Advanced Light Source laboratory at the University of Berkeley, California.

Smashed smartphone screens could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new discovery by researchers at Aberystwyth University, the Australian National University, the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, and Orleans University in France.