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Malaysia, Truly Asia! Aberystwyth Malaysian Night 2019

Aberystwyth Malaysian Night 2018

The annual Aberystwyth Malaysian Night on Saturday 23 February promises to be a magnificent evening of entertainment which showcases the rich diversity of Malaysian culture.

First protection of a nature site supported by environmental DNA evidence

One of the Waxcap species detected by the eDNA technique

Rare species of fungi detected by a new environmental DNA technique developed at Aberystwyth University has led to the designation of a new Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) near Birmingham.

Aberystwyth University supports Welsh music scene

Aberystwyth University is the main sponsor for one of the biggest events on the Welsh rock and pop scene calendar, which is being held this weekend.

Aberystwyth University sponsors Cows On Tour

Members of the Cows on Tour team with senior grass breeder Alan Lovatt in the grass demonstration plots in Gogerddan.

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences – IBERS – is main sponsor for Cows On Tour 2019.

Students volunteer to make a difference in the Aberystwyth community

Over 500 students regularly volunteer at Aberystwyth University and collectively contribute more than 1500 hours a week

Beach cleaning, reducing food waste, combating loneliness, and surveying marine wildlife are just a few of the ways in which Aberystwyth University students will contribute to their community as part of a nationwide student volunteering initiative taking place from 11-17 February 2019.

Cream of the crop: Aberystwyth University student tastes success at UK dairy event

Steffan Rees third from the right with his RABDF Dairy Student 2019 competition runner up award at the Dairy-Tech event in Stoneleigh.

An Aberystwyth University agriculture student is one of the top dairy students in the UK according to the Royal British Dairy Farmers Association - RABDF.

Financial incentives for teacher training

Aberystwyth University teaching space

The Director of the School of Education at Aberystwyth University has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that existing financial incentives for teacher training will be extended into the 2019-20 academic year.

Aberystwyth University’s Director of Music conducting in Ukraine

Glinka Concert Hall, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Aberystwyth University’s Director of Music is appearing as guest conductor with one of Ukraine’s foremost symphony orchestras at a concert in Ukraine on Friday 1 February 2019.

Aberystwyth students appointed Coleg Cymraeg ambassadors

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol ambassadors from Aberystwyth University (from left to right): Emily, Ffion, Aled, Martha and Lowri

Five Aberystwyth University students have been appointed Ambassadors for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for 2019.

Aberystwyth researchers put activity trackers to the test

Dr Rhys Thatcher

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have been testing the accuracy of popular activity trackers for a BBC Wales consumer affairs programme.

New scholarship celebrates sporting success

Sports Merit Award winner and archer Christopher Cassells represented Wales at Euronations 2018.

The sporting achievements of Aberystwyth University students are being recognized with a new sports award, the first winners of which have been announced.

Scholarship launched in memory of Emily Price

Emily Price

The passion and commitment of a young student in promoting the role of women in science and technology will be commemorated in a new scholarship launched by Aberystwyth University.

Public lecture: ‘A Hundred Years’ Crisis? In defence of globalism and International Relations’

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.  
Credit: OUImages/John Cairns

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, will deliver a public lecture at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 7 February 2019, as part of the Department of International Politics Centenary Speakers Series.

Aberystwyth University in Stonewall Top 100 again

Aberystwyth University is in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list for a second consecutive year.

Aberystwyth University has been named one of the most inclusive employers in the UK by LGBT equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers List for 2019.

Gene-editing tool shown to limit impact of certain parasitic diseases

Using CRISPR/Cas9 to ‘knock-out’ omega-1 from schistosome eggs.  The left panel represents a wild-type schistosome egg secreting pathogenic proteins (including omega-1; red stars) into host tissues.  Eggs subjected to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in this study do not secrete omega-1 (right panel) into host tissues and are not pathogenic to the host.

A parasitologist at Aberystwyth University is one of a worldwide team of researchers that has used a gene-editing tool to limit the impact of schistosomiasis, an illness that affects more than a quarter of a billion people in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.