First student awarded prize to boost veterinary science in Wales

05 October 2023

The first winner of a new prize aimed at promoting veterinary science in Wales has been announced by Aberystwyth University.

Veterans legal support project receives funding boost

02 October 2023

A project providing free legal support for veterans has been awarded further funding of £499,885 over three years from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Redevelopment of St Michael’s Church car park gets underway

02 October 2023

Work will commence this week to redevelop the car park at St Michael’s Church in Aberystwyth as part of ambitious plans to breathe new life into Old College.

Sir Anthony Hopkins to deliver video message for Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies’ 50th anniversary event

03 October 2023

Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins will deliver a video message to students who worked as crew on a new Andie MacDowell film shot in Aberystwyth as part of a special screening.

New smart home to support Powys care initiative

06 October 2023

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have partnered with Powys County Council as one of 10 teams taking part in an exciting new £2m innovative technology care programme.

New Vice-Chancellor appointed to Aberystwyth University

09 October 2023

Professor Jon Timmis, currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Commercial) of the University of Sunderland, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University and will take up the role on 1 January 2024.

The Pursuit of Peace in Northern Ireland: A Conversation with Eileen Weir

10 October 2023

Award-winning Northern Ireland peacemaker, Eileen Weir, will reflect on her personal experiences as a community activist as the keynote event at Aberystwyth University’s Festival of Research.

Ghosts: the uncanny similarity between the BBC comedy and a ‘real’ Victorian haunted house

11 October 2023

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Alice Vernon (Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Creative Writing) likens the mix of humour and poignancy in BBC comedy series 'Ghosts' to real attempts to communicate with spirits, especially in the late 19th century.

Colombians use art to build peace in conflict-hit city

13 October 2023

A team dedicated to using art to tackle violence and conflict in the Colombian city of Medellín will be presenting their findings at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 19 October.

£3 million from Enigma codebreaker for Aberystwyth University research

13 October 2023

An Aberystwyth graduate who contributed to the breaking of the German Enigma code during the Second World War has left over £3m to her former University.

Stonehenge Altar Stone did not come from Wales – research

17 October 2023

The origin of the largest “bluestone” at the heart of Stonehenge has been thrown into doubt by Aberystwyth University research.

Penweddig taste success with meal kit study

17 October 2023

A study of the global market for recipe boxes and meal kits proved to be the vital ingredient for the winners of the Aberystwyth University 150th anniversary business prize.

New book celebrates centenary story of Welsh Women’s Peace Petition

17 October 2023

A bilingual book telling the remarkable story of a peace petition, signed a century ago by 390,296 Welsh women and sent across the ocean to America, will be officially launched at Aberystwyth University’s Festival of Research on 3 November.

Aberystwyth University showcases research to Ministers in London

24 October 2023

Aberystwyth University scientists have discussed their research with UK Government Ministers at an event in London showcasing the very best of Welsh research and innovation.  

What will happen to the Greenland ice sheet if we miss our global warming targets

19 October 2023

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Bryn Hubbard from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences writes about a new study which suggests that the ice will survive if temperatures are soon brought back down.

Aberystwyth shares research and experiences with Hakka speaking community

19 October 2023

Members of the Hakka speaking community in Taiwan visited Aberystwyth University on Thursday 19 October to learn about research and practical experiences of promoting the use of Welsh.

Royal Charter storm of 1859: how an almighty tempest led to the birth of the UK’s shipping forecast

25 October 2023

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Cerys Jones from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences discusses the Royal Charter Storm of 1859 and its enduring impact on weather forecasting in the UK and beyond.

Excellence awards for impact of research on global policies

25 October 2023

The pioneering work of two researchers in the areas of global biodiversity and regulating human trafficking has been selected for special recognition.

Hope and Harmony: A night of music, poetry and Syrian cuisine

25 October 2023

An evening of food and entertainment will be held in Aberystwyth to raise funds for local causes supporting those who have suffered the effects of war.

First winner of 'Defi Fet' Veterinary Scholarship announced

25 October 2023

Elan Haf Henderson from Llandwrog is the winner of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol 'Defi Fet' Scholarship.

Five works of Welsh gothic literature you should read this Halloween

27 October 2023

Writing in The Conversation, Sophie Jessica Davies from the Department of English & Creative Writing recommends five eerie works of Welsh Gothic Literature you should read this Halloween.

Nos Galan Gaeaf: the traditional Welsh celebration being eclipsed by modern Halloween

30 October 2023

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Simon Rodway from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies discusses 'Nos Galan Gaeaf', and whether its customs as a traditional Welsh celebration are being left behind in favour of a modern Halloween.

Aberystwyth University Welsh Language Award winners announced

31 October 2023

Aberystwyth University has honoured individuals for their contribution to the Welsh language.