Why people leave Facebook – and what it tells us about the future of social media

08 January 2020

Building on his previous work on behavioural influence, Professor Mark Whitehead from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences has been looking into the motivations of people choosing to quit social media, and the implications of their decision.

What makes Uber and Airbnb different in the eyes of the EU – and why it matters

06 January 2020

Writing in The Conversation, Reader in Law Dr David Poyton discusses how digital platforms have revolutionised the services we use, but the EU needs to reconsider its approach if digital platforms are to thrive.

How scientists are helping save ancient Welsh apples and pears

08 January 2020

Endangered varieties of apples and pears have been saved for future generations thanks to a ‘living museum’ planted by researchers at Aberystwyth University.

Education Minister explains to Aberystwyth students why there’s never been a better time to teach

09 January 2020

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has visited the School of Education at Aberystwyth University to talk to students about why now is the perfect time to start their teaching career in Wales.

Aberystwyth glaciologist awarded prestigious Fellowship

13 January 2020

A Polar Medal holder at Aberystwyth University has been awarded the prestigious William Evans Fellowship by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

New Year brings new life to Old College

14 January 2020

Aberystwyth University’s iconic Old College, one of Wales’s outstanding Grade I buildings, has been awarded almost £10 million of National Lottery money to help in its renovation and secure its long term future as a centre for culture, heritage, discovery, learning and enterprise attracting 190,000 annual visitors.

Former First Minister to join Aberystwyth University

15 January 2020

The former First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM has been appointed Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University.


Fact-check study shows that Mendel’s statistics add up

17 January 2020

Scientists have defended the validity of the research done by the 19th century genetics pioneer Gregor Mendel.

Pioneering greenhouse that feeds the world grows greener by reducing its carbon footprint

21 January 2020

A state of the art greenhouse at Aberystwyth University that is helping breed next-generation plants is itself cutting its carbon emissions by installing new LED lights.

Vladimir Putin has grown into a Russian hero – so where does he go from here?

22 January 2020

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers from the Department of International Politics looks at Vladimir Putin’s role in Russian politics over the past 20 years through the lens of heroism, to see whether this helps us to understand why many Russians might be reassured if he continues to be in charge behind the scenes.



Study considers the effects of translation services on court cases

23 January 2020

Researchers at Aberystwyth University are considering the influence of translation on court cases.

Research on child Holocaust survivors to improve lives of present-day refugees

27 January 2020

As the UK commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 (27 January), researchers at Aberystwyth University are hoping to improve the lives of people fleeing conflict and violence today by studying the experiences of children who escaped National Socialist Central Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

Event explores political power of nonviolence with key civil rights speaker

29 January 2020

American civil rights activist Professor Mary King will be one of the contributors to a discussion on the role of nonviolence in international politics to be held at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Success for Welsh language Tutor

28 January 2020

One of Aberystwyth University’s Learn Welsh Tutors has been recognised by Learning and Work Institute Wales for her exceptional contribution.

Aberystwyth University finances remain on track as latest Financial Statements released

31 January 2020

Aberystwyth University has achieved its planned underlying operating position for 2018/2019 and remains on track to deliver an operational surplus in 2019/20, according to its latest financial statement.