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Aber scoops top teaching accolade for second time

Aberystwyth University has been named University of the Year for Teaching Quality for the second year running by The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Nominations for Honorary Awards sought

Actor, singer and former mayor of Aberystwyth, Sue Jones-Davies, was awarded an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2018.

The University is inviting nominations for a range of Honorary Awards to be conferred during its graduation ceremonies in July 2019.

Stepping up Students’ Learning – Aberystwyth University hosts its annual learning and teaching conference

Left to Right: Aberystwyth E-learning Group Manager Kate Wright, Oliver Wood, Professor Jonathan Shaw and Thamu Dube from the Distuptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University, and Dr James Woolley, E-learning Enhancement & Engagement Theme Leader at Aberystwyth University and organiser of the learning and teaching conference.

A year on from being awarded University of the Year for Teaching Quality by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, Aberystwyth University this week hosts its annual conference dedicated to improving the student learning experience.

Aberystwyth welcomes medical students

Cardiff University medical students with Dr Marco Arkesteijn (right), Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, during a familiarisation visit to the University’s sports science and medical research facilities.

Aberystwyth University is one of three Welsh universities involved in a pilot scheme designed to bring young doctors to Mid and North Wales.

Free online course supports Welsh Bacc students

Aberystwyth University and the University of Bath have jointly launched a Massive Online Open Course for post-16 students studying the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Aberystwyth University and the University of Bath have worked in partnership to produce a free online course to help pupils studying the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Aberystwyth University staff member recognised for contribution to LGBT+ life

Ruth Fowler, Communications and Equalities Officer at Aberystwyth University

A member of staff in Aberystwyth University’s Human Resources Department has been named as one of the 40 most influential LGBT+ people in Wales.

Scholarships inspire Welsh learners

Left to right: John Habron; a student on the Intensive Summer Course,  Felicity Robers, Intensive Summer Course Co-ordinator and Tutor, and Zoe Evans, winners of the Dan Lynn James Scholarship.

Welsh learners from Pembrokeshire and Patagonia have spoken of the confidence boost given to them after receiving scholarships to attend the 2018 Intensive Summer Course at Aberystwyth University in July and August.

Blood in bio-ethanol: how indigenous peoples’ lives are being destroyed by global agribusiness in Brazil

Writing in The Conversation, Francesca Fois a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences discusses 'How indigenous peoples' lives are being destroyed by global agribusiness in Brazil'.

Landscape detectives meet at Aberystwyth University

Professor Stephen Tooth, Chair of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG), and Dr Hywel Griffiths, both of the Department of Geography and Earth Science at Aberystwyth University, who will launch their booklet 10 Reasons Why the Geomorphology of Wales is Important during the meeting.

Geomorphologists from around the world will convene in Aberystwyth in September as Wales hosts the discipline’s top annual UK academic gathering for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Awards celebrate student employability skills

Aleksandra Kucharska (centre) receiving the Aber Forward Outstanding Achievement Award along with a cheque for £500 from David Blanchard, Balfour Beatty Investment Director, and Sian Furlong-Davies, Director of Careers Service at Aberystwyth University.

Five Aberystwyth University students have received achievement awards for demonstrating excellence in paid summer work placements.

Plastic-free status is a world first for Aberystwyth University

Rebecca Davies Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer (right) with staff on a campus litter pick as part of Aberystwyth University’s Plastic Free Day held in June 2018.

Aberystwyth has become the first university in the world to be awarded Plastic Free University status.

Aberystwyth Summer University students get a taste of campus life

Students from the 2018 Aberystwyth Summer University celebrate with their certificates which were presented this year by Sue Jones-Davies – actor, local councillor and Honorary Fellow of the University

The 2018 Aberystwyth Summer University culminated in a special graduation ceremony in the Great Hall at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Friday 24 August 2018.

How climate change will affect dairy cows and milk production in the UK – new study

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Andreas Foskolos and Dr John Moorby from the institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) discuss How climate change will affect dairy cows and milk production in the UK. 


Aberystwyth University sponsors Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend

Aberystwyth is one of the UK’s top 100 employers for inclusivity in the workplace according to Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index.

Aberystwyth University is one of the main sponsors for Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend which takes place in Cardiff on 24 – 26 August 2018.

New project to tackle equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

The award winning Physical Sciences Building at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University is involved in a multi-million pound initiative aimed at improving equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

Rutherford Fellowships awarded to Aberystwyth University

Rutherford Fellows Dr Benjamin van der Waal and Dr Peyton Lisenby visiting the Elan Valley wetlands, rivers and dams as part of their research programme at Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth is one of only 19 universities in the UK to have been awarded five new fellowships under the Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants scheme administered by Universities UK International (UUKi).

Plans for a new national radio spectrum research centre to support fourth industrial revolution

Left to Right: Professor Chris Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research at Aberystwyth University; Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University; Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns MP; James Willis, Managing Director for Cyber, Information & Training, Qinetiq; and Dr Giles Bond, Research and Innovation, Qinetiq at the National Radio Spectrum Research Centre focus event held at Aberystwyth University on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns MP delivers keynote speech at a special focus event at Aberystwyth University to explore establishing a pioneering new UK innovation and research facility in Mid Wales.