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Artificial shelters could help trees survive climate change

Catherine Duerden with a tree shelter

New research suggests plastic shelters on young tree saplings help prepare them to survive climate change.

Italian student organises rally for migrants and refugees

Born in Italy, Irene Cuogo is a third-year Childhood Studies student at Aberystwyth University and has lived in Wales for 15 years.

An Italian who has lived in Wales for 15 years and is now an undergraduate at Aberystwyth University is organising a rally of fellow students and staff as part of a worldwide day of action in support of migrants and refugees.

Nature presenter Iolo Williams opens Archaeopteryx exhibition

Pictured at the official opening of the Archaeopteryx exhibition in Old College with Iolo Willaims are Dr Richard Bevins, Dr Caroline Buttler and Dr David Anderson from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales and Louise Jagger and Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan from Aberystwyth University.

A Jurassic heritage exhibition featuring the ancient Archaeopteryx has been officially opened in Aberystwyth University’s Old College by wildlife expert and television presenter Iolo Williams.

Renowned print and broadcast journalist Dr Owen Bennet-Jones to lecture at Aberystwyth University

Dr Owen Bennett-Jones

Renowned print and broadcast journalist Dr Owen Bennet-Jones will reflect on his career as a BBC correspondent and journalist, and discuss the rivalry between Al-Qaeda and Islamic State in two public lectures at Aberystwyth University on Monday 20 February 2017.

Aberystwyth University hosts 10th BCSWomen Lovelace colloquium

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 Dr Helen Miles, Deputy Chair.

The UK’s leading computing conference dedicated to encouraging more female students to enter the world of computing and IT will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Aberystwyth University in April 2017.

Nominations open for AberSU Teaching Awards

Dr Neil Taylor (centre) from the Department of Computer Science receiving the Outstanding Teaching Award from Lauren Marks, Aberystwyth Students’ Union Education Officer and Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor at the 2016 Student-Led Teaching Awards. Credit: Alex Stuart & AJFS Photography

The Aberystwyth Students’ Union Teaching Awards, now in their sixth year, are open for nominations with the winners due to be announced at a gala evening on 5 May.

Penparcausaurus to join Archaeopteryx exhibition

Dave the Dinosaur making his way from Penparcau Community Forum’s offices to Old College accompanied by (left to right) George Barratt, Penparcau Forum, Jeff Dowse and Dai Gornall from Aberystwyth University’s Property Services Team, Nia Davies, Aberystwyth University Old College Project and Bryn Jones, Penparcau Forum.

An 11-foot long dinosaur built by a Penparcau community group for Aberystwyth’s annual carnival is to feature in a Jurassic heritage exhibition which opens on Tuesday 14 February in Old College.

Aberystwyth celebrates Year of the Rooster

2017 is the Year of the Rooster

Aberystwyth University’s Chinese community will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday 11 February 2017 with an evening of performance, music, and traditional food held at Medrus Mawr, Penbryn.

Aberystwyth and the Welsh music scene

Welsh Language Music Day

Aberystwyth University’s Welsh Students’ Union UMCA is on a mission to collect the tales of Welsh language bands with strong links to the college with the aim of creating a lasting record of different groups who honed their musical skills during their time at Aber.

Anglo-Norman Dictionary secures £800,000

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary team pictured left to right; Dr Geert De Wilde, Principal Investigator, Editor and Project leader, Dr Megan Tiddeman, Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Dr Heather Pagan, Co-Investigator and Editor.

The language of William the Conqueror has received a major boost with the announcement of a further Arts and Humanities Research Council grant for the Anglo-Norman Dictionary based at Aberystwyth University.

Political leadership in an unpredictable world

Professor Richard Beardsworth

Please note that this lecture has been postponed until further notice. A leading Aberystwyth University academic and head of the Department of International Politics is to deliver his inaugural lecture on the highly topical subject of political leadership and responsibility in an increasingly unpredictable and uncertain world.

Nature presenter Iolo Williams to open Archaeopteryx exhibition

Wildlife expert, television presenter and Aberystwyth University Honorary Fellow Iolo Williams.

Wildlife expert, television presenter and Aberystwyth University Honorary Fellow Iolo Williams is to officially open a 'Jurassic Heritage' exhibition in the iconic Old College on Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Aberystwyth University supporting live music

Aberystwyth University’s support for Welsh music and culture continues this month with sponsorship of the annual Welsh rock and pop awards Gwobrau’r Selar which take place at the University’s Students’ Union on Saturday 18 February 2017.

Sir Lawrence Freedman to deliver annual David Davies Memorial Institute lecture

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman

Former Iraq Inquiry member and one of the world’s most renowned experts on war and strategic studies, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman will deliver the 2017 David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies (DDMI) Annual Lecture on Tuesday 7 February.

The Challenge of Implementing Brexit and the Implications for British Foreign Policy

Sir Emyr Jones Parry

Leading Welsh diplomat and Chancellor of Aberystwyth University Sir Emyr Jones Parry will deliver a keynote address on the likely impact of Brexit on the UK’s relationship with the world on Thursday 2 February.

Scholarship exams attract record applicants

Applicants from Romania, Italy, France, Hungary, Sweden and the USA are among those who have travelled to Aberystwyth to sit the annual scholarship test.

Aberystwyth University has seen another increase in the number of applicants for its entrance exam scholarships held today (Tuesday 31 January 2016).