Rock-forming microbes – the good, the bad and the ugly

31 May 2018

Microbes involved in cement production, art, environmental remediation, building damage, corrosion and kidney stone formation will be the focus for a public lecture at Aberystwyth University on Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Aberystwyth University supporting the Urdd National Eisteddfod

25 May 2018

Aberystwyth University will once again show its support for Wales’ biggest youth festival next week as thousands of young people compete at the Brecon and Radnorshire Urdd National Eisteddfod.

‘A Volatile Nile: 6,000 Years of Environmental Change in Northern Sudan’

23 May 2018

Aberystwyth University alumnus and Professor of Physical Geography at Manchester University, Professor Jamie Woodward returns to his alma matter this week to deliver the latest Department of Geography and Earth Science Centenary lecture.

Student film screens on S4C

23 May 2018

An award-winning short film by an Aberystwyth University graduate is to be broadcast on S4C.

Aberystwyth research showcased on the Today programme

17 May 2018

Staff and students from Aberystwyth University were featured in a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today which was broadcast live from campus on Thursday 17 May 2018.

All Our Trans Tomorrows shortlisted for equality award

11 May 2018

A conference to support transgender people and their allies organised by Aberystwyth University has been shortlisted for an award.

Love letters tell of World War 1 experiences

10 May 2018

Love letters of an Aberystwyth University student and her soldier boyfriend are set to form part of a major study into the impact of The Great War on the people and communities of Aberystwyth.

Award winning author and Aberystwyth graduate awarded 2018 Tir na n-Og prize

10 May 2018

Esteemed author Hayley Long, who graduated from Aberystywth University with a degree in English Literature in 1992, is the winner of the 2018 English language Tir na n-Og literature prize for young adults.

Selfie film scoops British Universities Film and Video Council award

04 May 2018

A film about the future of selfie culture by two Aberystwyth University lecturers has been praised for its “very high production value” by the judges of the British Universities Film & Video Council’s Learning on Screen Awards 2018.

Bold and aggressive behaviour means birds thrive in cities

08 May 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Sam Hardman and Dr Sarah Dalesman discuss how birds adjust their behaviours in response to human-driven habitat changes such as urbanisation.

What Putin’s policies teach us about post-feminist power

23 May 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Sarah Riley from the Department of Psychology discusses how Russian domestic policy helps explain why women are happy to buy into new feminine ideals.

Has the National Trust forgotten the radical countryside?

24 May 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences asks: has the National Trust forgotten the radical countryside?

Psychology graduate awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

08 May 2018

Aberystwyth University graduate, Melisa Basol, has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

New study shows significant thinning of Patagonian glacier

09 May 2018

International researchers, including glaciologists from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, show that the Benito Glacier in northern Patagonia has thinned by 133 metres in the past 44 years.

Aberystwyth University poets shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year

12 May 2018

Works by two Aberystwyth University academics are amongst nine volumes shortlisted for the 2018 Wales Book of the Year.

Why racism against Welsh people is still racism

14 May 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Catrin Fflur Huws, Senior lecturer in Aberystwyth Law School and linguistic equality expert, argues the case for protecting the Welsh from prejudice.

Why we’re drilling into the world’s highest glacier on Everest with a converted car wash

16 May 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Katie Miles and Professor Bryn Hubbard from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences explain how they are trying to understand the secrets of Mount Everest's glaciers.

The author Meic Stephens honoured as Fellow

16 May 2018

The author and scholar, Professor Meic Stephens, has been honoured as a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Radio 4’s Today programme on campus

16 May 2018

BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today news and current affairs programme will be broadcasting live from Aberystwyth University on Thursday morning 17 May 2018.

Aberystwyth University sponsors Maes B

21 May 2018

This summer and for the third year running, Aberystwyth University will be sponsoring Maes B, Wales’ premier Welsh language music festival which takes place in Cardiff Bay from 8-11 August.

Aberystwyth glaciologist recognised for Antarctic research excellence

21 May 2018

Aberystwyth University glaciologist Professor Michael Hambrey has been recognised for his excellence in Antarctic and Southern Ocean research, and outstanding service to the international Antarctic community.

Home Office routinely disbelieves people – even those claiming asylum from persecution

29 May 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Gillian McFadyen from the Department of International Politics discusses Windrush, the hostile environment, and the culture of disbelief that she believes is endemic in the UK asylum system.

Humour may not be so good for your health after all

22 May 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Lecturer in Psychology, Gil Greengross, discusses a new study which found that comedy performers suffer more health problems.

Learned Society of Wales honours Aberystwyth University academic

29 May 2018

Research in translation studies and literary translations from European languages into Welsh by an Aberystwyth University academic has been recognised by the Learned Society of Wales.

League table climb continues for Aberystwyth University

29 May 2018

Aberystwyth University’s progress in university league tables continues with the publication of the 2019 edition of The Guardian University Guide.

Business Start-Up Week 2018

30 May 2018

The University's annual Business Start-up Week takes place from Monday 4th to Friday 8th June.

Creative writing student wins New Welsh Review award

30 May 2018

A collection of essays on hearing loss by an Aberystwyth University creative writing student has been hailed the winner of an award hosted by literary magazine New Welsh Review.