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PhD student finalist in ESRC writing competition

Siobhan Maderson

PhD student Siobhan Maderson a finalist in this year’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) writing competition, 'Making Sense of Society'.

Footprints of Memory

Engraved shoes - Credit Guillermo Reynosa

‘Footprints of Memory: Searching for Mexico’s Disappeared’ exhibition which will be on display in Aberystwyth, from 3-8 April 2017.

How sound is a non-round pound?

As the Royal Mint introduces its new 12 sided pound coin, watch Professor Simon Cox from the Department of Mathematics at Aberystwyth University discus the geometry of coin design and the challenge of producing a coin with an even number of sides.

€4m to boost biodiversity on coastal structures in Wales and Ireland

Ecostructure will work with stakeholders and policymakers to develop simple, but innovative ecological interventions for enhancing biodiversity, building on IBERS award winning artificial rock pool enhancements at Tywyn and alternative materials to concrete.

A new EU-backed initiative to enhance the ecological value of coastal defence and renewable energy structures in Wales and Ireland is being led by Aberystwyth University researchers, in collaboration with universities in Dublin, Cork, Bangor and Swansea.

The Apprentice winner to present £10,000 prize to student entrepreneur

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer will be at Aberystwyth University on Monday 27 March 2017 to present the £10,000 prize to the winner of InvEnterPrize 2017.

Political leadership in an unpredictable world

Professor Richard Beardsworth

Professor Richard Beardsworth, 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.

Student volunteers open new path in Penglais Woods

Members of Aberystwyth Conservation Volunteers and the local community celebrate the official opening of the new path in Penglais Woods.

Student volunteers at Aberystwyth University have celebrated the opening of a new path through Penglais Woods.

Coastal heritage and climate change project launched

An arial view of the sand dunes at Ynyslas near Borth which will be one of the areas studied as part of the CHERISH project ©RCAHMW

A multi-million pound European research project investigating the risks of climate change to the coastal landscapes of Wales and Ireland will be officially launched at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 23 March 2017.

Artwork by printmaking tutor in US exhibition

Artists Benjy Davies, Andrew Baldwin and Kevin Lyles in Trefeglwys

Artwork by tutor in printmaking and photography, Andrew Baldwin, to go on show at University of Rio Grande, Ohio.

First ever confirmed sighting of a Lunar Impact Flash recorded in the British Isles

The Lunar Impact Flash was recorded on the southern hemisphere of the Moon marked with

Space scientists at Aberystwyth University have reported what they believe to be the first confirmed sighting of a Lunar Impact Flash to be recorded in the British Isles.

Glacial lakes pose flood threat in Chile

The El Morado lagoon in the Central Andes lies 76km up river from the Chilean capital, Santiago

Researchers from Aberystwyth and Exeter University are warning of the threat posed by glacial lakes in Chile.

Ten New Voices from Europe

Llŷr Gwyn Lewis from Wales, UK, is one of Ten New Voices selected for special promotion in 2017-18 by the Literary Europe Live project and Literature Across Frontiers.

The names of the Ten New Voices from Europe were announced at the 2017 London Book Fair as part of an innovative project called Literary Europe Live (LEuL), which is led by Literature Across Frontiers (LAF) and based at Aberystwyth University.

AberSU is Students’ Union of the Year

The Students’ Union of the Year award recognises the achievements of AberSU in the past twelve months in shaping education and empowering individuals.

Aberystwyth Students’ Union (AberSU) has been named the best Higher Education Students’ Union in Wales.

IBERS launches new MSc in Biotechnology

The one year MSc Biotechnology will provide students with the key skills necessary to meet the challenges of biotechnology and train them in creative problem solving and strategic thinking.

A new masters qualification in biotechnology has been launched by the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth University celebrates British Science Week

Human evolution is the theme for one of more than 30 exhibitions at the Aberystwyth University British Science Week science fair.

Over 1,500 schoolchildren from across mid and west Wales are visiting Aberystwyth University this week as part of British Science Week.  

Aberystwyth students set for New York’s Tribeca Film Festival

Left to right: Dylan Jones from the Development and Alumni Relations Office at Aberystwyth University, students Gary Evans and Monica Cossu who will be jetting off to New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, Dr Anwen Jones, Head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, and Dr Greg Bevan, Media Production lecturer at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies.

New York’s world famous Tribeca Film Festival will be the destination for two Film and Television students from Aberystwyth University in April 2017.

Aberystwyth University Spring Careers Fair

Major employers from all over the world will attend the University's Spring Careers Fair on Tuesday 14 March.