New primary and secondary teacher training programme at Aberystwyth University

02 July 2018

A pioneering teacher training progamme at Aberystwyth University has been granted accreditation for five years by the Education Workforce Council.

Celebrating 100 years of Geography

03 July 2018

More than 200 former students and staff gathered in Aberystwyth 29 June – 1 July 2018 to celebrate the centenary of the University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.

A Child’s World – New Shoes, New Direction

05 July 2018

Educationalists from 89 countries will convene at Aberystwyth University on 11-13 July to discuss the latest developments in children’s education.

ExoMars model named after Aberystwyth University space robotics pioneer

05 July 2018

A full scale model of the ExoMars rover which is set to search for life on Mars in 2021 has been named after a pioneering Aberystwyth University space roboticist.

NHS was not solely modelled on a Welsh workmen’s medical society

05 July 2018

AS the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, Dr Stephen Thompson challenges the claim that its founder, Aneurin Bevan modelled it on the Tredegar Workmen’s Medical Aid Society.

Aberystwyth graduate employability continues to rise

06 July 2018

More Aberystwyth University students are getting good jobs after graduating than ever before.

Welsh Government Minister visits Pantycelyn

09 July 2018

The Welsh Government’s Minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning was given a guided tour of Aberystwyth University’s historic Pantycelyn student hall of residence on Thursday 5 July 2018.

Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones

09 July 2018

Former head of the Department of Welsh History and Fellow of Aberystwyth University Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones has died at the age of 97.

Tracing the history of film and cinema in rural Wales

10 July 2018

Films from the past and the history of rural cinema will be the focus for an evening at Ceredigion Museum on Saturday 14 July 2018. Doors open at 7pm.

Aberystwyth University announces new Fellows for 2018

12 July 2018

An award-winning poet and playwright, a web entrepreneur, a leading judge, and an actress and singer are amongst those who will be honoured during this year’s degree ceremonies at Aberystwyth University.

Thomas Edison: visionary, genius or fraud?

12 July 2018

Writing in the Conversation, Professor Iwan Morus from the Department of History and Welsh History challenges the myth of the inventive genius and tireless worker that Edison worked hard to cultivate.

Aberystwyth University leads £3m project for Wales’ growing geospatial and space technology sector

13 July 2018

A major new EU backed initiative to help companies in Wales exploit the fast-growing spatial intelligence market is being led by Aberystwyth University.

Giving a lift to the helicopter heroes

17 July 2018

Wales Air Ambulance has been selected as Aberystwyth University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year for 2018-19.

Art historian and museum director Professor Ann Sumner honoured as Fellow

17 July 2018

Art historian, exhibition curator and museum director Professor Ann Sumner has been honoured as a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Welsh poet and playwright, Professor Menna Elfyn, receives Honorary Fellowship

17 July 2018

Award-winning poet and playwright, Menna Elfyn has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

‘Giant of the media industry in Wales’ awarded Honorary Fellowship

18 July 2018

The broadcaster and seminal figure in Welsh media, Euryn Ogwen Williams, has been honoured as a Fellow of Aberystwyth University in recognition of his contribution to the cultural life of Wales.

Welsh actor and singer Sue Jones Davies awarded Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree

18 July 2018

Actor, singer and former mayor of Aberystwyth, Sue Jones-Davies, has been awarded an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree from Aberystwyth University.

Festivals are bigger business than ever before – but that doesn't mean they've lost their care free spirit

19 July 2018

Writing in The Conversation, Sam Saville, a Researcher in Human Geography discusses whether the commercialisation and corporatisation of festivals means that they have lost their care-free spirit.

Welsh rugby union legend awarded Honorary Fellowship

19 July 2018

Former international rugby union player and coach, John Dawes OBE, has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Leading judge honoured with Fellowship

19 July 2018

His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman QC has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Honorary Fellowship presented to Skyscanner web entrepreneur Bonamy Grimes MBE

19 July 2018

Web entrepreneur Bonamy Grimes MBE, co-founder of flight price comparison website Skyscanner, has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship.

Technology entrepreneur John Thompson awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

20 July 2018

Technology entrepreneur John Thompson has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Aberystwyth University as part of this year’s Graduation celebrations.


Aberystwyth University celebrates excellence in teaching

20 July 2018

Modules led by academics Dr Adam Vellender, Dr Catherine O’Hanlon, Dr Daniel Low and Dr Stephen Chapman are the winners of the 2017-2018 Aberystwyth University Exemplary Course Awards.

Awards for research projects on malaria and minority languages

20 July 2018

Staff working on two pioneering research projects at Aberystwyth University have been selected for special recognition during Graduation Week 2018.

Honorary Degree awarded for humanitarian efforts

20 July 2018

A retired fire officer who organised and led 50 humanitarian missions to Eastern Europe for almost two decades has been awarded an Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree by Aberystwyth University.  

Aberystwyth computer scientist enters IT Hall of Fame

24 July 2018

An Aberystwyth University computer scientist who has dedicated much of her professional career to promoting the role of women in technology has been honoured by a leading technology news website.

Aberystwyth student wins Gwobr John Davies

26 July 2018

An Aberystwyth University student will receive one of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s top awards at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Cardiff.

Aberystwyth scientists to monitor lunar eclipse

27 July 2018

Scientists at Aberystwyth University will be recording the latest lunar eclipse this evening, Friday 27 July 2018.

Aberystwyth top university for student satisfaction in Wales

27 July 2018

Aberystwyth University students are amongst the most satisfied in Wales and in the UK as a whole, according to the annual National Student Survey (NSS) published today Friday 27 July 2018.

New Council appointments

31 July 2018

Aberystwyth University is pleased to announce the appointments of three new independent members of the University’s governing body.

International consortium to develop bovine TB test

20 July 2018

Scientists at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are leading a new international consortium launched to develop a new test for bovine tuberculosis.