A cut above: hair and beauty app wins InvEnterPrize 2018

InvEnterPrize winners receive £10,000 boost for hair and beauty app: Left to right – Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor Aberystwyth University; Professor Donald Davies, Chair of Inventerprize judging panel; Clipr developers Howun Lam, James Stone and James Bryan; Tony Orme, Careers Service at Aberystwyth University and Louise Jagger, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Aberystwyth University.

A mobile app designed to revolutionise bookings in the hair and beauty sector is the winner of Aberystwyth University’s InvEnterPrize for 2018.

Putin re-elected: how to understand the Russian president’s view of the world

Vladimir Putin. Credit:

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers from the Department of International Politics discusses Vladimir Putin's re-election for a fourth term - Putin is not on the best terms with the rest of the world. But does he actually care?

Was St Patrick Welsh?

St Patrick. Jaqian/Flickr, CC BY-SA

St Patrick chose Ireland over the place of his birth – but where was that exactly?  Writing in The Conversation, Dr Simon Rodway from the Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies reviews the evidence of whether St Patrick was actually Welsh.

Finalists announced for InvEnterPrize 2018

Right to left, Inventerprize 2017 winners Pasi Sachiti and Ariel Ladegaard with Inventerprize organiser Tony Orme, Alana Spencer, Professor Donald Davies, Chair of the Judges, Louise Jagger, Director of Development and Alumni Relations and Professor John Grattan, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University.

The finalists for Aberystwyth University’s annual entrepreneurship competition, which is worth £10,000 to the winner, have been announced.

Nominations open for staff and students awards

The AberSU Celebrates: Staff and Students Awards, are open for nominations. The awards recognise the contribution of staff, academic representatives and student volunteers for their work.

Aberystwyth mathematics lecturer commended for language work

Dr Tudur Davies, after being presented with the Eilir Hedd Memorial Prize

An Aberystwyth University lecturer has been honored for his work in promoting mathematics through the medium of Welsh.

Aberystwyth students to attend Women in Physics conference

Kate Warren (Left) and Sigrid Mathieson, who will be attending the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK thanks to a travel bursary from the Department of Physics.

Two students will be representing Aberystwyth University at the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK which takes place later this week.

Exploration and Discovery: National Science Week kicks off at Aberystwyth University

Hundreds of school pupils from mid and west Wales will be visiting Aberystwyth University today, tomorrow and Thursday – 13-15 March, 2018, as the University celebrates National Science Week.

Philomusica – From Russia to Ireland

Music lovers will have the chance to hear the finest of west-Wales orchestral musicians in a spectacular performance this Saturday, 17 March, when Philomusica takes to the stage in the Great Hall at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Have your say on the future of the Welsh Assembly

Dr Elin Royles from the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society will chair the session Creating a Parliament for Wales

Ceredigion residents will be able to voice their opinion on the future of Welsh Assembly at an open meeting which will be held at Theatr Arad Goch, Bath Street, Aberystwyth on Thursday 15 March at 6pm.

Aberystwyth students win UK cereals competition

IBERS’ NIAB Agronomy Cup 2017 winning team members James Bradley, Anna Crockford and David Casebow with Dr Iwan Owen and Dr Irene Griffiths, IBERS Agricultural lecturers; on IBERS’ student wheat and barley trial crop plots in Gogerddan.

A team of students from Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) has defeated 13 other university and college teams to lift the 2017 NIAB Agronomy Cup.

Former Lord Chief Justice to discuss the future of justice in Wales

Lord Thomas of Cwmgïedd, Chancellor of Aberystwyth University

The former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas of Cwmgïedd, will discuss the future of justice in Wales in a public lecture at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 22 March 2018.

Leader of the pack heads for Crufts

Psychology student Ben Tandy with Haze, who are competing at Crufts

Psychology student Ben Tandy and his trusted friend, a three year old sheepdog, are being put through their paces this week, as they compete in the world’s most prestigious dog show.

Parasites: the good, the bad and the ugly

The IBERS Parasitology Team on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus

World leading parasitologists will congregate in Aberystwyth for the Annual British Society of Parasitology Conference which takes place from 8 –11 April 2018.

Winners of Aberystwyth University Gŵyl Dewi Awards announced

Left to right: Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, author Caryl Lewis, Stephanie Davies, winner of the Welsh Medium Study award, Lucy Hodson, winner of the Exceptional Learner award, Branwen Davies, winner of the Welsh in the Workplace award, lecturer Eurig Salisbury and Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Four individuals have been honoured by Aberystwyth University for their contribution to the Welsh language at a special ceremony in the Old College.