Bovine TB – pan-industry discussion on next steps in battle against disease

12 July 2019

Farmers, vets and scientific researchers will come together at the Royal Welsh show to set the agenda in the fight against TB in cattle.  A panel including some of Wales’ most influential figures in the field will consider the role of science, alongside the input of vets and farmers.

Aberystwyth student scoops top prize in Telegraph STEM Awards 2019

25 June 2019

A radical proposal by an Aberystwyth biochemistry student for a portable test to detect TB in humans has won the top prize in The Telegraph STEM Awards 2019.

Curious Kids: what does it mean to be double jointed?

21 June 2019

If you’re double jointed, it means you have a joint that can bend a lot more than in the average person. This has its upsides and downsides: apart from being a great party trick to show to friends, it might also mean you get injured more easily.

Rare-breed sheep research at Pwllpeiran

12 June 2019

Researchers from Aberystwyth University have recently visited the isles of St Kilda in the Outer Hebrides as part of their new study on the feeding habits of an ancient rare breed of wild sheep.

Aberystwyth University at the Hay Festival

22 May 2019

A series of lectures focusing on some of the global challenges being addressed at Aberystwyth University will feature at this year’s Hay Festival.

Wales’s past was in coal but its future is in carbon farming

new report from the Committee on Climate Change has outlined how the UK should – and could – reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. 

Work on new vet research centre begins

09 May 2019

Work is underway on a new £4.2m state of the art veterinary hub to drive forward research to protect both animal and human health.


Led by Aberystwyth University and backed with a £3m grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government, VetHub1 will provide fully-equipped, high-specification laboratories and office spaces.

New zero carbon emissions target to lead to significant changes to agriculture according to Aberystwyth academic

03 May 2019

An ambitious new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 will lead to significant changes in farming practices over coming decades, according to a leading agri- environment specialist.