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Graduates share creative talents

(left to right): Miriam Elin Jones; Gruffudd Owen and Naomi Nicholas, members of the New Playwrights’ Group

Three Aberystwyth University graduates have been selected to be part of a new national scheme to develop writing for the stage.

Aber retains HR Excellence in Research Award

Left to right: Dr Jennifer Deaville, Research Development Manager, Dr Dafydd Roberts, Research Development Officer and Sarah Wydall from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Aberystwyth University. Not pictured are Heather Hinkin from Human Resources and Dr Patricia Shaw from the Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences.

Aberystwyth University has been recognised for its long term commitment to the career development of researchers.

Rare-breed sheep research at Pwllpeiran

Some of the flock of Soay sheep based at IBERS’ Pwllpeiran Upland Research Platform at Aberystwyth University.

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.

Tributes paid to former Vice-Chancellor

Professor Noel Lloyd, former Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University 2004-2011

Tributes have been paid to Professor Noel Lloyd, a former Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University who has died aged 72.

New website launched for Welsh literary magazine

(Left to right): Members of the editorial board of Y Ddraig 2019: (front row): Gweno Martin; Nia Ceris Lloyd; Megan Elenid Lewis, who launched the new edition; Non Roberts; Sioned Mair Bowen; (back row) Elen Haf Roach; Owain Vaughan ac Alaw Mair Jones.

A new website has been launched for Aberystwyth University’s Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies’ student-led literary magazine.

Aber tops satisfaction tables in Guardian University Guide

Aberystwyth University has some of the most satisfied students in the UK according the latest Guardian university league table.

Lights, camera, action: New film summer school launched

Aberystwyth University will launch a new film summer school

Aspiring young film makers will have an opportunity to work with an experienced Hollywood film producer this summer as Aberystwyth University launches a new week-long residential film school.

Aberystwyth University announces Honorary Fellows for 2019

His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman QC was among those presented with an Honorary Fellowship in 2018.

A leading global figure in the campaign to eradicate polio, a former First Minister of Wales and a retired peripatetic music teacher are amongst those who will be honoured during this year’s degree ceremonies at Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth University at the Urdd Eisteddfod

The Aberystwyth University stand at this year's Urdd National Eisteddfod is next to the Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff Bay.

As thousands of young people from across Wales compete at the 2019 Cardiff and the Vale Urdd Eisteddfod this week, Aberystwyth University is there to support Wales’ largest youth festival.

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.