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Developer appointed for Pantycelyn renovation

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University (4th from right), Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Chair or the Pantycelyn Project Board (5th from right), and Gerallt Evans (3rd from right) from Morgan Sindall, along with students and representatives from the University and Morgan Sindall, mark the awarding of the contract for the renovation of Pantycelyn.

Aberystwyth University has appointed construction company Morgan Sindall to refurbish its historic Welsh-medium hall of residence, Neuadd Pantycelyn.

Aberystwyth University at the Hay Festival

A series of three lectures will be delivered at the 2019 Hay Festival programme as part of a new partnership between Aberystwyth University and the prestigious cultural and literary event.

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

Old sketches, maps and gothic effigies unlock secrets of John Keats’s famous poem ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’

Edward Vernon Utterson: sketch of the Tomb of the Earl of Arundel in Chichester Cathedral, with effigy as a knight, head to left, his right arm missing. Made in 1817 (two years before Keats visited) © Trustees of the British Museum

New work by Aberystwyth University researchers suggests that two hand-holding gothic effigies in Chichester Cathedral made famous by Philip Larkin’s poem ‘An Arundel Tomb’ also inspired John Keats’s 200-year-old meditation on doomed love, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’.

Leading lawyer to head longest-established law department in Wales

Professor Emyr Lewis will take up his post as Head of the Department of Law & Criminology at Aberystwyth University in September 2019.

Aberystwyth University has announced the appointment of leading Welsh lawyer Emyr Lewis as Head of its Department of Law & Criminology.

Ben Lake on Brexit from the backbenches

Ben Lake MP will deliver a lecture on ‘Brexit from the Backbenches’ at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 16 May 2019.

Wales’s youngest MP Ben Lake will talk about Brexit and the role of the Westminster backbencher in a public lecture at Aberystwyth University on 16 May 2019.

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

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Writing in The Conversation, Professor Iain Donnison and Dr Judith Thornton both from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) Aberystwyth University ask why Wales can only achieve a 95% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, when England is set to achieve 100% and Scotland can reach net zero by 2045.

Welsh Cabinet Minister marks centenary of International Politics

Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan AM, will deliver a public lecture at Aberystwyth University on 10 May 2019.

The Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language will set out her vision on the future direction of Wales’ international relations in a keynote speech at Aberystwyth University on 10 May 2019.

Work on new vet research centre begins

Making the commencement of work on the £4.2m VetHub1 which is expected to be fully operational by spring 2020

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.

European recognition for the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies

Left to right: Dr Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh, Dr Esther Le Mair and Dr Simon Rodway from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University.

The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University is celebrating a double success in the prestigious EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship scheme.

Seabed shape and strength can hasten collapse of ice sheets

Professor Geoff Duller, whose state of the art luminescence dating method made it possible to date the retreat of the ice sheet.

Scientists have shed new light on the collapse of glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland by studying the history of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet.

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

Professor Iain Donnison

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.

University work experience programme reaches 1,000th student

As part of the GO Wales programme, Aberystwyth University student Daniel did a work experience placement at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

A work experience programme for young full-time undergraduate students from less advantaged backgrounds has recruited its 1,000th student, less than three years after its launch.

Aberystwyth academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

The Fellows will be formally admitted at The Learned Society of Wales’ Annual General Meeting on 22 May 2019 in Cardiff.

The Learned Society of Wales has named five academics from Aberystwyth University among its newly elected Fellows.

Aberystwyth student wins finalist slot in The Telegraph STEM Awards 2019

Eleanor Wilson, MBiol third year student at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, is the winner of The Telegraph STEM Awards 2019 Healthcare Challenge, and now one of five finalists for the overall award.

An idea for a new portable test to detect TB in humans has earned an Aberystwyth University student a place as one of five finalists in The Telegraph STEM Awards 2019.

Aberystwyth graduate is new Blue Peter presenter

Richie Driss

A Film and Television Studies graduate from Aberystwyth University is the new presenter of Blue Peter – the world’s longest-running children's TV show.