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Aberystwyth students support school pupils progress to science A-levels

Aberystwyth University is one of five Welsh universities who will be offering mentoring to pupils studying sciences.

Students from Aberystwyth University are among five Welsh universities mentoring pupils studying GCSE physics across Wales.  

Strengthening Breton and Welsh links

(back row from left to right): Siôn Meredith, Head of Learn Welsh at Aberystwyth University; Jean-Yves Kervarec; Drian Bernier; Olier Loussouarn; Jos Sicard-Cras; Phyl Brake, Coordinator Learn Welsh. (front row from left to right): Yannig Menguy, Arnaud Goapper, Anne Lefbvre, Joan Bizien

A group of Breton teachers has visited Aberystwyth University to learn more about how adults learn Welsh.

London launch for Psychology text book

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour: the transition from the first edition to the fourth.

Professor Nigel Holt, Head of Psychology at Aberystwyth University is in London this week to launch the fourth edition of his best-selling psychology textbook Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour.

Language policy researchers take proposals to Brussels

Dr Huw Lewis, Professor Wilson McLeod and Dr Elin Royles have been collaborating on the Revitalise project for the past two years.

Academics from Aberystwyth and Edinburgh universities will present recommendations from a two-year research network project on minority language promotion in Brussels on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Identifying the grass pollen that gets up your nose

Dr Gareth Griffith with one of the pollen collectors used in the study.

Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts for asthma and hay fever sufferers, conditions that affect one in four of the UK population.

Facilitators, coaches and mentors celebrate success after completing their postgraduate modules

Presenting certificates for the Facilitation for Organisation Leadership and Coaching and Mentoring for Leaders modules which were developed between Aberystwyth University and Menter a Busnes.

Fifty professionals who have successfully completed Facilitation for Organisation Leadership and Coaching and Mentoring for Leaders modules were recognised at an awards ceremony held at Aberystwyth University yesterday, Thursday 5th April.

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.  

Aberystwyth Law professor elected Vice President of European human rights body

Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz

Migration law and human trafficking expert re-elected to a senior position with one of Europe’s most important human rights bodies.

Rutherford fellows build on new Africa partnership

Left to right: Rutherford Fellows Dr Frans Persendt and Dr Eliakim Hamunyela from the University of Namibia with Professor Chris Thomas from Aberystwyth University. They have been exploring the application of remote sensing technology such as low-cost drones to tackle malaria in northern Namibia.

Fellowships awarded to two researchers from the University of Namibia are set to build on a new strategic partnership between Aberystwyth University and the southern African institution.

Sun’s magnetic field much stronger than previously believed

An image taken by the Swedish Solar Telescope of the coronal magnetic loops during the strong solar flare on September 10, 2017. The hight of the loop arcade is about 25,000km, twice the diameter of Earth.

The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, scientists at Aberystwyth University have revealed.

Wriggle! The wonderful world of worms

Strawberry Spaghetti Worm

An exhibition exploring the wonderful world of worms opens at Aberystwyth University’s Old College on Thursday 11 April 2019 from 6pm until 8pm.

Public lecture: 'Is the West Disintegrating?'

Gideon Rachman

Award-winning journalist Gideon Rachman will deliver a public lecture at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 4 April 2019 as part of the Department of International Politics’ Centenary Speakers Series.

Funding for enterprise and entrepreneurship support

Aberystwyth University has been awarded funding from the Welsh Government to provide a programme of enterprise activities for students, graduates and staff who are interested in starting their own business or social enterprise.

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.