Aberystwyth University’s 150th anniversary celebrations begin at the Eisteddfod

22 July 2022

The eisteddfod chair awarded to a soldier who died in the First World War, together with other historical objects, will be central to Aberystwyth University's activities at this year's National Eisteddfod as it marks the start of its 150th anniversary celebrations.

African leaf used in traditional drink can treat sickle cell disease, says research

11 July 2022

A chemical found in a leaf used to make a traditional African remedy is an effective treatment for a genetic disease affecting millions of people around the world, according to Aberystwyth University research.

Aberystwyth University top for student satisfaction in Wales and second in UK

06 July 2022

Aberystwyth is the best university in Wales for student satisfaction according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS) which is published today, Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Aberystwyth University at the Royal Welsh

07 July 2022

Aberystwyth University will lead a number discussions on the future of agriculture at the Royal Welsh Show, from reaching net zero carbon targets, to tackling Bovine TB and building sustainable rural communities.  

Graduation 2022

06 July 2022

The University’s annual Graduation ceremonies return this week after a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Elan Closs Stephens awarded Honorary Fellowship

08 July 2022

The immense contribution of Professor Dame Elan Closs Stephens DBE to civic and public life in Wales and the UK has been recognised with an Honorary Fellowship.

Value of natural world overlooked for short-term economic growth

11 July 2022

The natural world's real value is often ignored in favour of short-term profits and economic growth, a landmark report co-chaired by an Aberystwyth University academic has found.

Harnessing the power of theatre to explore the impact of translation on court proceedings

11 July 2022

An innovative fusion of theatre and law has been adopted as a research tool in a project by Aberystwyth academics exploring the influence of simultaneous translation on court proceedings.

Myrddin ap Dafydd honoured with Fellowship

11 July 2022

Poet and publisher, Myrddin ap Dafydd has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship as part of this summer’s graduation ceremonies.

Aberystwyth academic appointed to lead government TB eradication group

12 July 2022

Professor Glyn Hewinson from Aberystwyth University has been appointed as the chair of the Welsh Government’s new Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on bovine Tuberculosis (TB).

Email scams are getting more personal – they even fool cybersecurity experts

12 July 2022

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Gareth Norris from the Department of Psychology discusses some of the chilling new tactics developed by fraudsters and offers some tips on how to protect yourself. 

Eminent Malaysian Court of Appeal Judge awarded Honorary Fellowship

12 July 2022

An Aberystwyth Law alumnus, who has made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession in Malaysia, has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship by his alma mater.

Cartoonist and comedy writer Harry Venning awarded Honorary Fellowship

12 July 2022

The comedy writer and illustrator behind the popular cartoon strip and BBC radio comedy series, Clare in the Community, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Honorary Fellowship presented to materials engineer, Zoe Laughlin

12 July 2022

Dr Zoe Laughlin, a designer, maker and materials engineer who explores the art and science of ‘stuff’ has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Aberystwyth University.

BBC Wales' National Director awarded Honorary Fellowship

13 July 2022

Rhuanedd Richards, National Director of BBC Wales, has been honoured with a Fellowship of the University as part of the summer’s graduation ceremonies.

Digital transformation specialist awarded Honorary Fellowship

13 July 2022

Author, acclaimed business transformation specialist and Fellow of the British Computer Society, Jonathan Whelan, has been conferred as Honorary Fellow.

Leading agriculturalist awarded Honorary Fellowship

14 July 2022

A leading agriculturalist, who has played a prominent role in public life in Wales for more than 40 years, has been recognised with an Honorary Fellowship.

US students on prestigious Fulbright course at Aberystwyth learn about UK agriculture

14 July 2022

American students on a world-renowned summer course have started learning about UK agriculture at Aberystwyth University. 

Aberystwyth University celebrates exceptional impact of its research

14 July 2022

Improving palliative care and increasing access to justice for domestic abuse victims are two of four research projects that have won awards for their impact in the UK and abroad.

Honorary Fellowship awarded to former ‘Old Bailey’ judge

14 July 2022

His Honour Judge Nicholas Cooke QC, former Senior Circuit Judge at the Central Criminal Court, “the Old Bailey” has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship.

Aberystwyth University presents Gwerfyl Pierce Jones with Honorary Fellowship

14 July 2022

Former Director and Chief Executive of the Welsh Books Council, Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, has been conferred as Honorary Fellow.

Exemplary teaching celebrated by Aberystwyth University

15 July 2022

Academics from the Departments of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, and Psychology at Aberystwyth University have been presented with the Exemplary Course Awards for their innovation in teaching.

Bovine TB experts brief Welsh Government Ministers at Royal Welsh

18 July 2022

Bovine Tuberculosis experts have briefed Welsh Government Ministers at the Royal Welsh Show about the next steps in efforts to control the infection in cattle (Monday 18 July).

Pupils shine bright at summer school pilot

23 July 2022

Year 11 pupils from across Wales have been taking part in a residential summer school at the University as part of the Seren Foundation programme.

Persuasion: why the Netflix adaptation is actually worth a watch, according to a romantic literature expert

25 July 2022

Writing in The Conversation professor Richard Marggraf Turley from the department of English and creative writing argues that the new Netflix adaptation of Persuasion is Austen in spirit with a lot to enjoy.

Talking about pandemic ‘learning loss’ is not helpful or accurate - Eisteddfod presentation

28 July 2022

Contrary to the often-used phrase ‘learning loss’, many Welsh school pupils benefitted from different learning experiences as they adapted to the change to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research involving Aberystwyth academics.

An open invitation to visit Pantycelyn

28 July 2022

Wales' most famous Welsh language halls of residence will open its doors to the public on the first Sunday of this year’s National Eisteddfod.

Aberystwyth academic curates film festival programme celebrating women’s filmmaking

28 July 2022

The Retrospective focus at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival has been curated by Aberystwyth University experimental film specialist Dr Kim Knowles.