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Old College planning applications submitted

Aberystwyth University has submitted applications for full planning consent to transform the iconic Old College building, which opened its doors in 1872 and was the first home of the University of Wales. Image: Keith Morris.

Aberystwyth University has submitted planning applications to Ceredigion County Council for consent to transform the Old College for the 21st century.

Aberystwyth students retain prestigious NIAB Agronomy Cup in 2019

From the left -William Watson, Olivia MacGarvie and Philip Dray, with their Plant Breeding lecturer Dr Irene Griffiths from Aberystwyth University’s IBERS 2018 NIAB Agronomy Cup winning team. Missing is team member Will Davies, currently in New Zealand.

A team of students from Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are the winners of the NIAB Agronomy Cup for the second year.

Aberystwyth University hosts BPS Welsh Branch Annual Student Conference

Psychology students from universities across Wales are invited to show case their work at this year’s British Psychology Society (BPS) Welsh student conference which is hosted by Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth students set for New York film festival

Left to right: Dr Greg Bevan, Lecturer in Film and Media Practice at Aberystwyth University; Hayley Goddard Individual Giving Officer at Aberystwyth University; undergraduate students Ola Tomkiewicz and Jenny Edwards; and Mr Simon Banham, Head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies.

Aberystwyth University students will rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in film and cinema when they attend one of the world’s leading film festivals in April.  

New accessibility guide shows the way around campus

Launching the new accessibility guide at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University launched a comprehensive new resource on Friday 15 March that will enhance the experience of visitors on campus.

Shortlist for 2019 Staff and Students Awards announced

Mathematics was awarded the title of Department of the Year at the AberSU Celebrates Staff and Students Awards 2018

The shortlist for the annual AberSU Celebrates Staff and Students Awards has been announced.

Putting the sound into silent films

Philomusica performing Neil’s score to accompany a screening of Hitchcock’s thriller Blackmail at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in 2014. Photo credit: Keith Morris

The work of the UK’s best known silent film accompanist and orchestral score composer will be celebrated at a series of events from 22-24 March 2019.

Winners of Gŵyl Dewi Awards 2019 announced

2019 Gŵyl Dewi Awards winners

Students and staff have been honoured by Aberystwyth University for their contribution to the Welsh language at a special ceremony in the Old College on Thursday 14 March 2019.

A degree that just might get you to Mars

Ariel Ladegaard recently worked on ESA’s Airbus-led field trials on an ExoMars-like prototype rover in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

An opportunity to work on the 2020 European Space Agency (ESA) / Roscosmos mission to Mars has taken an Aberystwyth University student a step closer to a career in the space industry.

Aberystwyth climate scientist features on BBC arctic broadcasts

Dr Arwyn Edwards has developed a portable DNA sequencing laboratory that fits into a small rucksack and can be used anywhere in the world.

A climate scientist from Aberystwyth University is set to feature in a series of BBC Radio 4 broadcasts from the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard this week.

‘Beyond the NHS: Is Health Really ‘Global’?’

Professor Colin McInnes, UNESCO Chair in HIV/AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa at Aberystwyth University

Please note that this lecture has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. The ability of diseases to move rapidly across boundaries and continents in a global age, and the resurgence of nationalism will be the focus for a Learned Society of Wales public lecture at Aberystwyth University on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Innovators sought for business accelerator programme

Members of the BioAccelerate 2018 cohort.

Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus has teamed up with financiers Nurture Ventures to offer an exciting opportunity for ambitious innovators based in Wales.

South Wales Crucible publishes Science and Innovation report to UK Government

An artist’s impression of the £40.5m Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus which is due for completion in 2020.

A major audit report setting out the research and innovation strengths of Wales has been presented to the UK Government today Friday 8 March 2019.

Five nominations for WhatUni student awards

Aberystwyth University has been shortlisted in five categories in the 2019 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

British Science Week at Aberystwyth University

Over 1,600 pupils from schools across mid and west Wales will visit an interactive science fair at Aberystwyth University on 12, 13 and 14 March, as part of British Science Week 2019.