Elections 2021: what to look out for in Wales

05 May 2021

Writing in The Conversation Dr Anwen Elias from the Department of International Politics discusses the Senedd election and how Labour may be on course to win again, but a lot is also riding on who else wins and loses.

Online Anglo-Norman Dictionary project awarded funding for letters T-Z

11 May 2021

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have been awarded funding to complete the final instalment of the revision of the online Anglo-Norman Dictionary.

Aberystwyth academics feature at Hay Festival

12 May 2021

Three Aberystwyth University academics will feature in the programme for this year’s Hay Festival, which will be broadcast for free online from Hay-on-Wye from 26 May–6 June.  

Expert on ageing appointed to a new Chair of Psychology at Aberystwyth University

14 May 2021

A leading academic in the study of ageing has been appointed as a new Chair of Psychology at Aberystwyth University.

Fibre-optics used to take the temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet

14 May 2021

Scientists have used fibre-optic sensing to obtain the most detailed measurements of ice properties ever taken on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Solar scientists confirm 70 year magnetic wave prediction

18 May 2021

Researchers have confirmed the existence of magnetic waves on the surface of the Sun that were predicted by a Swedish scientist over 70 years ago.

Department of the Year Award for English and Creative Writing

18 May 2021

The Department of English and Creative Writing won the hotly contested title of Department of the Year at the Aberystwyth Students’ Union Staff and Students Awards 2021.

BeachLab set to return to the seaside as Aberystwyth University celebrates UK Robotics Week

19 May 2021

Robots of all shapes and sizes are set to take over the bandstand in Aberystwyth once more this summer as Aberystwyth University celebrates UK Robotics Week (19-25 June 2021).

COVID-19 could be the end of ‘global health’ as we know it

19 May 2021

Writing in The Conversation Professor Colin McInnes discusses the policy differences that have appeared over basic issues during the pandemic and how global health needs to be rebuilt after COVID-19.

Pro Chancellor nominations invited

20 May 2021

Aberystwyth University is seeking nominations for the honorary role of Pro Chancellor.

Aberystwyth University to lead on greenhouse gas removal research with major grant

24 May 2021

Scientists at Aberystwyth University will play a leading role in a major government-funded drive to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. 


The sun's atmosphere is hundreds of times hotter than its surface – here's why

25 May 2021

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Marianna Korsos and Dr Huw Morgan from the Department of Physics discuss how Alfvén waves, first proposed 80 years ago, could explain why the sun's atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface.

Roman Protasevich: dissident Belarus journalist whose defiance enraged Europe's last dictator

25 May 2021

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers from the Department of International Politics discusses how young blogger Roman Protasevich has enraged Alexander Lukashenko, and helped to ensure that the world knows about the pro-democracy movement in Belarus.

Dewis Choice awarded funding by Moondance Foundation

26 May 2021

Researchers Sarah Wydall, Rebecca Zerk and Elize Freeman have been awarded £105,000 by the charity Moondance Foundation to support the Dewis Choice Initiative, which works with older victim-survivors of domestic abuse.

Hemp research could open up new animal disease treatments

28 May 2021

Research on using hemp as a cure for animal diseases has begun at Aberystwyth University.