ExoMars heads to Iceland for eye-test

31 July 2017

Scientists from the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science are heading out to Iceland as work continues to develop the data processing tools for the camera system that will feature on the European Space Agency’s 2020 mission to Mars.

Penparcau Community Forum and Arts Centre join forces for year long project

26 July 2017

Aberystwyth Arts Centre is joining forces with Penparcau Community Forum for a year-long venture which will see a ‘hand over’ of the Arts Centre to Penparcau residents for a week’s worth of events and activities in June 2018. 

New Life for Old College

26 July 2017

More than £10 million has been earmarked by the National Lottery for a major restoration of Aberystwyth University’s iconic Old College, the birthplace of university education in Wales.

Advances in red clover breeding gives farmers vital homegrown alternative to bought-in protein

25 July 2017

Improvements in the disease resistance and persistency of red clover are significant factors in the increased use of this high value protein crop across UK livestock businesses, according to Professor Athole Marshall, Head of Plant Breeding at IBERS Aberystwyth University.

Welsh grass breeders deliver leading varieties with significant global impact

25 July 2017

Grass breeders from Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) have again produced leading varieties in the latest official recommended lists with two new high sugar ryegrasses.

New £4.2m EU-backed veterinary facility at Aberystwyth

24 July 2017

Plans for a £4.2m state-of-the-art veterinary hub at Aberystwyth University to drive forward research to protect both animal and human health have been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

New equine worm monitoring practices for the 21st century

24 July 2017

Scientists at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences have validated the development of a new remote-location parasite assessment tool to test horses for worm infections.

Professor Martin Conway honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University

21 July 2017

Professor Martin Conway (MA DPhil Oxf, FRHistS) of Balliol College, Oxford has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Chief Executive of Saga plc, Lance Batchelor, presented with Honorary Fellowship

21 July 2017

Lance Batchelor, the Chief Executive Officer of Saga plc and former CEO of Domino’s Pizza plc and Tesco Mobile has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship from Aberystwyth University.

Posthumous degrees awarded

20 July 2017

Aberystwyth University awarded two posthumous degrees at its graduation ceremonies on Thursday 20 July 2017.

Aberystwyth law graduate and former World Bank advisor honoured as Fellow

20 July 2017

Former World Bank and United Nations advisor, and Aberystwyth law graduate Gareth Howell has been presented as Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Dato’ Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi presented as Fellow

20 July 2017

Aberystwyth University alumnus and former telecoms, media and postal regulator in Malaysia, Dato’ Mohamed Sharil bin Mohamed Tarmizi, has been presented as Fellow.

Vice President of the Football Association of Wales, Dai Alun Jones, awarded Honorary Degree

19 July 2017

David Alun Jones, Vice President of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), has been presented with an Honorary Bachelor Degree in the Sciences by Aberystwyth University in recognition of his services to sport and the local community.

Welsh rugby centurion Dr Louise Rickard honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University

19 July 2017

Welsh rugby centurion and Aberystwyth alumna Dr Louise Rickard has been made Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Lifelong grass breeder awarded Honorary Degree

19 July 2017

Alan Lovatt, Senior Grass Breeder in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, has been awarded an Honorary Degree in recognition of long-service, contribution and dedication to the University.

Aberystwyth University presented with Green Flag Award for third consecutive year

18 July 2017

Aberystwyth University has been presented with the Green Flag Award for the third year running, with its Penglais and Llanbadarn Campuses recognised for their excellent facilities and great quality green space.

Language campaigner Heini Gruffudd receives Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University

18 July 2017

Teacher, author, and language campaigner, Heini Gruffudd has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Computer animation competition for schools

17 July 2017

Aberystwyth University is challenging primary schoolchildren in Wales to enter a Scratch animation competition combining computer coding with poetry.


Aberystwyth University celebrates Graduation

17 July 2017

The pomp and circumstance of Graduation returns to Aberystwyth this week as the University prepares to celebrate the academic successes of its newest graduates.

Pantycelyn planning application submitted

13 July 2017

Aberystwyth University has submitted an application to Ceredigion County Council for planning permission to redevelop the historic Pantycelyn student hall of residence.

New Centenary Laboratory for Geography Department

12 July 2017

A state-of-the-art scientific laboratory was officially opened at Aberystwyth University today (Wednesday 12 July) by Dr David Blaney, the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).

New University boats for marine research

12 July 2017

Two brand new marine research vessels are being launched by Aberystwyth University for the beginning of the new academic year.

Aberystwyth School of Art curates Royal Academy’s Tunnicliffe Exhibition

11 July 2017

Two art historians from Aberystwyth University’s School of Art have curated an exhibition by Britain’s foremost twentieth century wildlife artist, Charles F Tunnicliffe, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Creating dementia friendly communities

11 July 2017

Researchers on the Dewis Choice project at Aberystwyth Law School are looking for people who would like to know more about dementia and help create dementia friendly communities in Wales.

Aberystwyth student embarks on prestigious summer internship in China

10 July 2017

Amber Sinclair-Alexander, an Accounting & Finance and French student from Aberystwyth University is one of six UK students spending this summer in Shanghai as part of the prestigious Generation UK internship.

Innovative learning and teaching techniques showcased in staff conference

10 July 2017

Learning with lego, the end of lectures and the use of virtual reality for teaching are just three areas that will be discussed at a conference at Aberystwyth University between Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 July 2017.

Aberystwyth University names new Fellows

06 July 2017

A Welsh rugby centurion, an historian, a leading business Chief Executive, a language campaigner and a grass breeder are amongst those who will be honoured during this year’s degree ceremonies which take place between 18 and 21 July 2017.

Aberystwyth researchers organise sustainable agriculture conference in Nigeria

04 July 2017

Aberystwyth University researchers have organised a pioneering conference on developing sustainable agriculture in Nigeria, with the aim of leading to economic and social benefits in the sector.

Aberystwyth hosts prestigious psychology conference

03 July 2017

More than 120 researchers from 15 countries will gather in Aberystwyth as the University hosts the biannual British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference for the first time on 5-7 July 2017.