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Aberystwyth University celebrates Black History Month

Lead vocalist Ninja will be at Aberystwyth University with fellow artist Eric Martin and Oliver Morris, UK Music's Head of Education and Skills.

Aberystwyth University is hosting two special music-based events to mark Black History Month 2017.

New working group for campus grounds

Ros Laidlaw and Dr Caroline Palmer of the Ceredigion branch of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust pictured after the first meeting of the grounds working group with Rebecca Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer at Aberystwyth University, and Andrea Pennock, Head of Estates.

The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust is working with Aberystwyth University in a new partnership to develop a long-term conservation plan for the Penglais campus grounds.

Top 3 UK university ranking for International English Centre

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

The quality of English language tuition enjoyed by international students at Aberystwyth University is rated among the best in the UK according to figures published by the EL Gazette.

Nominations sought for Honorary Awards 2018

Aberystwyth University Chancellor, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, presenting wildlife television presenter and naturalist, Iolo Williams, with an Honorary Fellowship in 2015.

The deadline for nominations for individuals to be considered for an Honorary Award at Aberystwyth University’s 2018 graduation ceremonies is midnight on Monday 23 October 2017.

Dublin launch for major Wales-Ireland bathing water quality initiative

Professor David Kay, Aberystwyth University (centre) at the Dublin launch of Acclimatize with (l to r) Professor William Gallagher, University College Dublin; Professor Andrew J. Deeks, University College Dublin President; Irish government minister Seán Kyne and Professor Wim Meijer, University College Dublin. (Pic: Jason Clarke)

A major EU-backed research project to combat the effects of climate change on bathing water quality in Wales and Ireland has hosted its Dublin launch.

Bequest to benefit postgraduate research

Family and friends of the late Margaret Wooloff join students, staff and alumni at Aberystwyth University to mark her generous bequest to her former university.

An Aberystwyth alumna’s lifelong ambition to leave a lasting legacy to her alma mater will be fulfilled in 2018.

Alumni couple leave £2m legacy

Postgraduate students Ben Hulme and Keziah Garratt-Smithson, pictured 3rd and 4th from left, are the first beneficiaries of the endowment fund established from the bequest of the late Eleanor and David James.

Two former members of staff who met and married while working at Aberystwyth University have left a legacy of £2m to the institution.

Major bequests for Aber research

Ben Lake MP (right), guest speaker at the 2017 Founder Day celebrations, with Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor and Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Two major legacies to support postgraduate research have been announced at Aberystwyth University’s Founders’ Day held in the Old College on Friday 13 October 2017.

Public lecture by leading GM expert

Professor Huw Jones

The Learned Society of Wales and Aberystwyth University are jointly organising a public lecture exploring the latest scientific evidence around GM crops.

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium shortlisted for diversity award

Members of the 2017 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium organising committe (left to right) Dr Amanda Clare, Speaker Coordinator; Dr Hannah Dee, Chair; Dr Edel Sherrat, Poster Coordinator and Helen Miles, Deputy Chair.

A conference organised by academics at Aberystwyth University for women computer science students has been shortlisted for a major award.

Computer pioneer and brain builder to speak at Aberystwyth University

Professor Steve Furber, ICL Professor of Computer Engineering at Manchester University, who will be speaking at Aberystwyth University on Friday 27 October.

Pioneering computer scientist Professor Steve Furber, who is ‘building a brain’ using a million micro-processors, will be speaking at Aberystwyth University on Friday 27 October.

New learning links with Chinese University

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor Aberystwyth with Mr Xiao ZHENG, Chancellor of Wuyi University (seated) with representatives from the two universities at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Aberystwyth University and WuYi University in China have agreed to work in partnership to develop closer links between staff and students.

Aberystwyth lecturer in Top 10 women in IT

Dr Hannah Dee

A Computer Science lecturer at Aberystwyth University has been named by Computer Weekly as the ninth most influential woman in UK computing for the second year running.

Bafta Cymru award for Aberystwyth University graduate

Iwan England, producer and director of the Bafta Cymru award winning documentary 'Aberfan: The Fight for Justice' Image: BAFTA Cymru Sutterstock

A documentary by an Aberystwyth University graduate to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy has won the Single Documentary Award at Bafta Cymru 2017.

Aberystwyth University hosts second David Trotter memorial lecture

Philip Durkin

Dr Philip Durkin, Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, will deliver the second David Trotter Memorial Lecture at Aberystwyth University on Friday 20 October.

Writing Fellow wins BBC National Short Story Award 2017

Cynan Jones Image: Bernadine Jones

A Ceredigion author who provides writing support for students at Aberystwyth University has won the BBC National Short Story Award 2017.