Aberystwyth Law Professor appointed specialist advisor on human trafficking

02 May 2023

Migration law and human trafficking expert, Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz, has been appointed as specialist advisor to the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, to assist with its inquiry into human trafficking.

Welsh app’s potential to restore world’s natural habitats

04 May 2023

A new app that has the potential to help protect and restore ecosystems and environments around the world is being launched by Aberystwyth University academics today.

UK students are abandoning language learning, so we’re looking for a more creative approach

05 May 2023

Writing in The Conversation Dr Alex Mangold from the Department of Modern Languages discusses the decrease in uptake for modern languages in higher education and how more creativity in the subject could help to make language learning more attractive.

AberInnovation Celebrates Success from European Regional Development Funding with Address from Welsh Government’s Economy Minister

05 May 2023

On Thursday 4th May 2023, AberInnovation hosted a celebratory event to mark the success of its European Regional Development-funded support. The event featured a personalised video address from Minister for the Economy Vaughan Gething, highlighting the significant contributions the Campus has already made to the region’s economy since opening in late 2020, as well as looking ahead to the future of research and innovation in the food and circular economy sectors.

Student enterprise competition winners announced

11 May 2023

A company looking to harvest and harness a natural animal feed enhancer and food additive from Welsh trees is the overall winner of Aberystwyth University’s annual student business idea competition.

Eurovision 2023: why the stage itself is the silent star of the contest

11 May 2023

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Lara Kipp, Lecturer in Theatre and Scenography, highlights the often-overlooked importance of the Eurovision stage, and how the scenography is informed by ideas of nation, nationality and nationalism.

Conference marks centenary of historic peace petition

12 May 2023

A special one-day conference is being held at Aberystwyth University in May 2023 to mark the centenary of a historic peace petition signed by almost 400,000 Welsh women.

New Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation appointed

12 May 2023

Professor Angela Hatton has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation at Aberystwyth University. 

Sleep paralysis: why modern horror is fascinated by old superstitions of troubled slumbers

12 May 2023

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Alice Vernon from the Department of English and Creative Writing discusses the renewed interest in sleep paralysis which owes itself to a recent trend in horror movies.

Research grant to help produce new sustainable foods

15 May 2023

Scientists at Aberystwyth University are contributing to a multi-million-pound research project to produce sustainable alternative proteins to help feed the world’s growing population.

Leading academic to discuss democratic reform in Aberystwyth

15 May 2023

The prospects for political reform in Britain will be discussed at Aberystwyth University this month, when Professor Alan Renwick delivers the annual Welsh Politics and Society Lecture.

Top UK award for academic’s animal health project

16 May 2023

The pioneering work of an Aberystwyth University academic’s programme to help combat antibiotic resistance has won the top prize at a London awards ceremony.

University Three Peaks Challenge raises thousands for Bronglais Chemotheraphy Unit

19 May 2023

Aberystwyth University and Students’ Union staff have completed the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Chemotherapy Unit at Bronglais Hospital.

Aberystwyth University to open smart home lab to test quality of life tech for the elderly

19 May 2023

Autonomous wheelchairs and companion animals will be among the technology trialled at a new state of the art smart home at Aberystwyth University, which is aiming to improve quality of life for the elderly or people with health conditions.

Welsh university helps space agencies track global forest carbon change

23 May 2023

Aberystwyth academics’ contribution to mapping the biomass of the world’s forests for the European Space Agency (ESA) are helping efforts towards tackling climate change.

Aberystwyth University Vice-Chancellor Professor Elizabeth Treasure announces retirement

23 May 2023

The Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University has announced her decision to retire at the end of the year. 

A fun filled day in the sun for Learning Welsh

23 May 2023

More than 100 Welsh learners and their families gathered on Aberystwyth University’s Llanbadarn campus on Saturday 13 May 2023 for the very first Summer Festival to be held by Learn Welsh Ceredigion, Powys and Carmarthenshire.

Refugee stories from Wales on show in Westminster

24 May 2023

An exhibition telling the real-life stories of people who have found refuge in Wales over the years has gone on display at the Palace of Westminster in London.

£9.8 million crops research boost for IBERS in Aberystwyth

26 May 2023

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) has received a funding boost of £9.8 million for its work on resilient crops.

IBERS recognised as a sustainable farming research centre of excellence

30 May 2023

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is joining sustainable farming organisation, Linking Environment and Farming’s (LEAF) UK network of world leading innovation centres and demonstration farms.  

Students win trip to major New York film festival

30 May 2023

Four Aberystwyth University film and television students will be flying to the United States in June 2023 to attend one of the world’s leading film festivals.

Eurig Salisbury appointed Town Bard for Aberystwyth

31 May 2023

Lecturer in Creative Writing and award-winning poet, Eurig Salisbury, has been appointed as Aberystwyth’s first ever Town Bard (Bardd y Dref).

£1 million pea protein research aims to cut soya imports

31 May 2023

A new £1 million project will research new varieties of peas to reduce the UK’s reliance on soya imports, it has been announced today.