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Professor Martin Conway honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University

Professor Martin Conway being presented as Honorary Fellow by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Chancellor of Aberystwyth University.

Professor Martin Conway (MA DPhil Oxf, FRHistS) of Balliol College, Oxford has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Chief Executive of Saga plc, Lance Batchelor, presented with Honorary Fellowship

Sir Emyr Jones Parry presenting an Honorary Fellowship to Lance Batchelor, CEO of Saga Plc.

Lance Batchelor, the Chief Executive Officer of Saga plc and former CEO of Domino’s Pizza plc and Tesco Mobile has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship from Aberystwyth University.

Posthumous degrees awarded

A minute silence was observed during the morning and afternoon ceremonies as a mark of respect for Caitríona Rós Lucas and Emily Price.

Aberystwyth University awarded two posthumous degrees at its graduation ceremonies on Thursday 20 July 2017.

Dato’ Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi presented as Fellow

Dato’ Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi

Aberystwyth University alumnus and former telecoms, media and postal regulator in Malaysia, Dato’ Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi, has been presented as Fellow.

Aberystwyth law graduate and former World Bank advisor honoured as Fellow

Gareth Howell

Former World Bank and United Nations advisor, and Aberystwyth law graduate Gareth Howell has been presented as Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Welsh rugby centurion Dr Louise Rickard honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University

Dr Louise Rickard

Welsh rugby centurion and Aberystwyth alumna Dr Louise Rickard has been made Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Vice President of the Football Association of Wales, Dai Alun Jones, awarded Honorary Degree

David Alun Jones

David Alun Jones, Vice President of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), has been presented with an Honorary Bachelor Degree in the Sciences by Aberystwyth University in recognition of his services to sport and the local community.

Lifelong grass breeder awarded Honorary Degree

Alan Lovatt

Alan Lovatt, Senior Grass Breeder in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, has been awarded an Honorary Degree in recognition of long-service, contribution and dedication to the University.

Language campaigner Heini Gruffudd receives Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University Honorary Fellow Heini Gruffudd (right) and Dr Bleddyn Huws, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies.

Teacher, author, and language campaigner, Heini Gruffudd has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth University presented with Green Flag Award for third consecutive year

Aberystwyth University has received the Green Flag Award for the third year running.

Aberystwyth University has been presented with the Green Flag Award for the third year running, with its Penglais and Llanbadarn Campuses recognised for their excellent facilities and great quality green space.

Computer animation competition for schools

One of the main organisers of the competition is Dr Hannah Dee, Senior Lecturer at Aberystwyth University’s Department of Computer Science.

Aberystwyth University is challenging primary schoolchildren in Wales to enter a Scratch animation competition combining computer coding with poetry.


 

Aberystwyth University celebrates Graduation

Graduation 2017 takes place over eight ceremonies between Tuesday 18 and Friday 21 July.

The pomp and circumstance of Graduation returns to Aberystwyth this week as the University prepares to celebrate the academic successes of its newest graduates.

Pantycelyn planning application submitted

Members of the Pantycelyn Project Board which is overseeing plans to redevelop the hall of residence for Welsh speaking students

Aberystwyth University has submitted an application to Ceredigion County Council for planning permission to redevelop the historic Pantycelyn student hall of residence.

New Centenary Laboratory for Geography Department

Dr David Blaney, the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (Centre) at the opening of the new Centenary Laboratory in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.

A state-of-the-art scientific laboratory was officially opened at Aberystwyth University today (Wednesday 12 July) by Dr David Blaney, the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).

New University boats for marine research

Professor Elizabeth Treasure Vice-Chancellor with Dr Pippa Moore, scheme coordinator of the marine and freshwater biology degree at IBERS and students on board Taliesin.

Two brand new marine research vessels are being launched by Aberystwyth University for the beginning of the new academic year.