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First annual Walters Prize awarded

Left to right:  Professor Ian Frigaard (Executive Editor of the JNNFM), Professor Stephanie Dungan and Professor Ronald Phillips (winners of the inaugural Ken Walters Prize), Professor Ken Walters (Founding Editor of the JNNFM) and Professor Fernando Pinho (Executive Editor of the JNNFM). Photo credit: Mats Stading

A new academic prize has been introduced by leading publisher Elsevier to honour leading scientist Professor Ken Walters from Aberystwyth University.

Art Exhibition: Alternative Facts: Interpreting works from the School of Art Collection

'Merman', Japan, late 19th century
A new exhibition opens at the School of Art Gallery today.

IBERS scientists to show their work at Aberaeron as part of International Fascination of Plants Day

Scientists from Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences will be at the 2017 Ceredigion Garden and Craft Festival in Aberaeron on 28 and 29 May to showcase some of their work.

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival returns for its eighth year

Aberystwyth’s annual cycling festival returns this week, 21 – 30 May 2017, with ten days of cycling events in and around the town and surrounding countryside.

Join CAA Cymru to celebrate Welsh publishers at this year’s Fedwen Lyfrau

Join CAA Cymru for an ‘out of this world’ adventure, based on the book, Sali and her super space hopper at the Bedwen Lyfrau this year. Seren and Lobs, S4C’s cosmic characters, will need your help to win stars to save their planet, Asra!

CAA Cymru will once again take part in this year’s Bedwen Lyfrau, which will be held on our doorstep at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, on Saturday the 20th of May.

Praise for digital skills training

Lesley Spees (centre) and Sue Chambers (second from left) from Aberystwyth University’s Human Resources team receive recognition for the good work done on digital skills training at the annual UK Universities Human Resources (UHR) Awards.

Innovative digital skills training supported by Aberystwyth University Human Resources Department, the trade unions UNISON and UNITE, TUC Cymru and the Workers Educational Association (WEA) Cymru  has been awarded runner-up in the annual UK Universities Human Resources (UHR) Awards.

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd appointed University Chancellor

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd

The Right Honourable Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd will take up the position of Chancellor of Aberystwyth University in January 2018.

Researchers call for a language strategy that responds to the circumstances of the twenty-first century

Dr Elin Royles and Dr Huw Lewis, coordinators of the Revitalise project which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

An innovative research project led by Aberystwyth University is asking whether there is a need to reconsider traditional assumptions regarding how to promote the revitalisation of minority languages.

Snail genome discovery will help combat a deadly tropical disease

Left to Right: Members of the Barrett Centre for Helminth Control at Aberystwyth University; Dr Iain Chalmers, Professor Karl Hoffmann, Dr Martin Swain and Dr Kathy Geyer

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have contributed to international efforts to characterise the genome of a snail species responsible for passing on a parasite that kills 200,000 people every year.

Aberystwyth University league table climb continues

Aberystwyth University’s progress in university league tables continues with the publication of the 2018 edition of The Guardian university guide.

Physics wins Department of the Year at AberSU Teaching Awards 2017

Winners of the 2017 AberSU Teaching Awards. Credit: Mick McGrath

Physics was crowned Department of the Year at the 2017 Aberystwyth Students’ Union Teaching Awards which were held on Friday 5 May.

Aberystwyth Economics Professor elected President of Agricultural Economics Society

Professor Peter Midmore has been elected President of the Agricultural Economics Society for 2017/8.

Professor Peter Midmore, Professor of Economics at Aberystwyth Business School has been elected President of the Agricultural Economics Society.

Cinnamon Press poetry prize for creative writing lecturer

A volume of poetry by Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing lecturer Dr Gavin Goodwin is one of four winners of the prestigious Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize for 2017.

New MA in Welsh Politics and Society launched

Left to right: Dr Elin Royles from the Department of International Politics, Dr Gareth Hoskins Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, and Dr Steven Thompson from the Department of History and Welsh History, at the launch of the MA in Welsh Politics and Society.

With Brexit dominating the early stages of the Westminster general election campaign, Aberystwyth University has launched a new MA that considers contemporary Welsh politics and society and the challenges faced after Britain leaves the European Union.

New courses available at IBERS for 2017

Students on the BSc Wildlife Conservation will gain a broad knowledge of the key underlying concepts relevant to conservation biology such as evolution and diversity of organisms; habitats and ecosystems and relevant policy and management based aspects.

Two brand new undergraduate degree schemes in Human Biology and Health, and Wildlife Conservation have been launched by the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS).