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Aberystwyth glaciologist recognised for Antarctic research excellence

As well as the SCAR Medal, Professor Michael Hambrey has been awarded two Polar Medals and a ridge of cliffs in Antarctica have been named in his honour.

Aberystwyth University glaciologist Professor Michael Hambrey has been recognised for his excellence in Antarctic and Southern Ocean research, and outstanding service to the international Antarctic community.

Aberystwyth University sponsors Maes B

Aberystwyth University is a keen supporter of the Welsh music scene as sponsor of Maes B and Gowbrau’r Selar

This summer and for the third year running, Aberystwyth University will be sponsoring Maes B, Wales’ premier Welsh language music festival which takes place in Cardiff Bay from 8-11 August.

Aberystwyth research showcased on the Today programme

The Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, Professor Elizabeth Treasure, being interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme by Justin Webb.

Staff and students from Aberystwyth University were featured in a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today which was broadcast live from campus on Thursday 17 May 2018.

Radio 4’s Today programme on campus

Today will be broadcast from Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Thursday 17 May.

BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today news and current affairs programme will be broadcasting live from Aberystwyth University on Thursday morning 17 May 2018.

Why we’re drilling into the world’s highest glacier on Everest with a converted car wash

Writing in The Conversation, Katie Miles and Professor Bryn Hubbard from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences explain how they are trying to understand the secrets of Mount Everest's glaciers.

The author Meic Stephens honoured as Fellow

Professor Meic Stephens, Honourary Fellow of Aberystwyth University with Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor (Left) and Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Pro Chancellor.

The author and scholar, Professor Meic Stephens, has been honoured as a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Why racism against Welsh people is still racism

Credit: Alistair Scott/Shutterstock

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Catrin Fflur Huws, Senior lecturer in Aberystwyth Law School and linguistic equality expert, argues the case for protecting the Welsh from prejudice.

Aberystwyth University poets shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year

The Wales Book of the Year 2018 shortlist features two volumes of poetry by Aberystwyth University academics.

Works by two Aberystwyth University academics are amongst nine volumes shortlisted for the 2018 Wales Book of the Year.

All Our Trans Tomorrows shortlisted for equality award

Contributors to All Our Trans Tomorrows (left to right) Kate Rose from the Welsh Government, Kate Hutchinson of Diversity Role Models, Crash Wigley from Stonewall Cymru, CN Lester, Debra Croft, former Director of Equality at Aberystwyth University and Ruth Fowler Communications and Equalities Officer at Aberystwyth University

A conference to support transgender people and their allies organised by Aberystwyth University has been shortlisted for an award.

Love letters tell of World War 1 experiences

Dr Sian Nicholas from the Department of History and Welsh History

Love letters of an Aberystwyth University student and her soldier boyfriend are set to form part of a major study into the impact of The Great War on the people and communities of Aberystwyth.

Award winning author and Aberystwyth graduate awarded 2018 Tir na n-Og prize

Hayley Long

Esteemed author Hayley Long, who graduated from Aberystywth University with a degree in English Literature in 1992, is the winner of the 2018 English language Tir na n-Og literature prize for young adults.

New study shows significant thinning of Patagonian glacier

Photographs taken during the British Joint Forces Expedition in 1973 (left) and again in 2017 demonstrate changes in surface elevation of the Benito Glacier. Credit: Martin Sessions.

International researchers, including glaciologists from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, show that the Benito Glacier in northern Patagonia has thinned by 133 metres in the past 44 years.

Psychology graduate awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Melisa Basol studying Psychology at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University graduate, Melisa Basol, has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Bold and aggressive behaviour means birds thrive in cities

Writing in The Conversation, Sam Hardman and Dr Sarah Dalesman discuss how birds adjust their behaviours in response to human-driven habitat changes such as urbanisation.

Selfie film scoops British Universities Film and Video Council award

Dr Greg Bevan (left) and Dr Glen Creeber who produced the award winning ‘Into the Looking Glass- how selfie culture is preparing us to meet our future selves’.

A film about the future of selfie culture by two Aberystwyth University lecturers has been praised for its “very high production value” by the judges of the British Universities Film & Video Council’s Learning on Screen Awards 2018.