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Old College launch event for acclaimed David Jones biography

Dr Thomas Dilworth

Dr Thomas Dilworth will be launching his much anticipated biography of leading modernist artist and poet David Jones at the Old College on Monday 24 April 2017.

Apply now for Aberystwyth’s Summer University

Students who attended Aberystwyth’s Summer University 2016 at their ‘Graduation ceremony'.

The deadline is looming for applications to Aberystwyth University’s flagship six-week residential Summer University, which offers a taste of university life to would-be students.

Aberystwyth University in Whatuni’s Top Ten

Aberystwyth University was voted a top ten university in the 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Aberystwyth University has been voted one of the top ten universities in the UK in the 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.


The University was ranked eighth in the University of the Year category and also picked up a Silver Award for best International University at the annual awards ceremony held in London 5 April 2017. 

Aberystwyth glaciologist set to drill through the world’s highest glacier

Professor Bryn Hubbard, Director of the Centre for Glaciology at Aberystwyth University and PhD student Katie Miles who will be working on Khumbu glacier.

Climate change scientists from Aberystwyth University are heading to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier.

£8.8m project for resilient crops at IBERS

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is starting a £8.8M programme with funding from The Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC).

Aberystwyth Law professor elected Vice President of European human rights body

Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz

Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz of Aberystwyth Law School has been elected as Vice President of GRETA, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

Year 10 pupils explore their options

Year 10 pupils from schools across mid and west Wales will be exploring their post-GCSE options at a three-day residential course held at Aberystwyth University during the Easter break.

New Physics degrees launched by Aberystwyth University

Professor Andrew Evans: “The new Engineering Physics degrees are designed to provide our graduates with a sound physics grounding combined with excellent engineering skills and has been developed with the requirements of prospective employers in mind

Aberystwyth is launching new Engineering Physics degrees as a report published by the Institute of Physics (IoP) shows that physics-based industries contribute more than £10.7bn annually to the Welsh economy.

History Professor to run London Marathon

Professor Phillipp Schofield is raising funds for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Phillipp Schofield, Professor of Medieval History in the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University, will be running in the 2017 London Marathon which takes place on23 April.

Aberystwyth academic to review European minority languages charter

Professor Elin H G Jones, Director of the Mercator Institute which is based at Aberystwyth University

Professor Elin H G Jones appointed by the Council of Europe to join a working group to review the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

New module to enhance Employability

Front row, left to right: Mrs Lesley Oldale (NHS Wales), Kate Thomas (Wales & West  Housing), Professor Jo Crotty (Aberystwyth University), Caroline Jackson (Wales & West Housing) and Professor Nicholas Perdikis (Aberystwyth University)
Back row, left to right: Rob Bowen (Aberystwyth University), Dr Ola Olusanya (Aberystwyth University), Barry Rees (Ceredigion County Council) and Carly Hodson (Wales & West Housing)

The Institute of Business and Law (IBL) has launched a new module to enhance student employability.

Business Start-up Week 2017

The University's annual Business Start-up Week takes place from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April.

iCub at play catches judges’ eye

‘iCub and Eve’:  Four-year-old Eve and the iCub robot sit at a table full of colourful toys. Soon enough, they both turn them into meaningful stacks. Finishing earlier than iCub, Eve celebrates her achievement by putting a big smile on her face.

An image of a humanoid robot learning how to play from a young child has again caught the eye of the judging panel behind the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) science photography competition.

University Faith Space opened

Left to right: Aled Saunders, Student Support Services, Caryl Davies, Director of Student Support Services, Daniel Long a member of the Methodist Student Society and Roger Hines from St Paul’s Methodist Church at Aberystwyth at the opning of the new faith space at Aberystwyth University.

A new Faith Space is officially opened on Penglais Campus.

Aberystwyth University and Ceredigion Social Services mark World Autism Awareness Week

The Old College, Aberystwyth University, the venue for the Ceredigion Autism Conference

Ceredigion Autism Spectrum team and Aberystwyth University Student Support Services are hosting an Autism conference at the Old College in Aberystwyth today, Friday 31 March 2017.

Car-go delivers £10,000 InvEnterPrize

Right to left, Inventerprize winners Pasi William Sachiti and Ariel Ladegaard with Inventerprize organiser Tony Orme, Alana Spencer, Professor Donald Davies, Chair of the Judges, Louise Jagger, Director of Development and Alumni Relations and Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University.

A concept driverless delivery vehicle developed by a team of Aberystwyth University students and a former student has received a £10,000 boost after winning InvEnterPrize 2017.

PhD student finalist in ESRC writing competition

Siobhan Maderson

PhD student Siobhan Maderson a finalist in this year’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) writing competition, 'Making Sense of Society'.

Aberystwyth University hosts 10th BCSWomen Lovelace colloquium

Ada Lovelace

The UK’s leading computing conference dedicated to encouraging more female students to enter the world of computing and IT is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Aberystwyth University on Wednesday 12 April 2017.