Articles by: Tom Davies

Duolingo: crowd sourced language-learning that’s simple, effective and free

Duolingo: crowd sourced language-learning that’s simple, effective and free

Features June 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

THE ABILITY to speak a foreign language has long been touted as one of those invaluable skills that has many benefits and no real drawbacks to speak of. To us students, this is especially true. AddingRead More

The University’s Strategic Plan 2012-2017: A review two years in

The University’s Strategic Plan 2012-2017: A review two years in

Editors' Pick, Features June 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

THREE years ago, Aberystwyth was the best university in the UK when it came to student satisfaction. It was a huge selling point for potential applicants, and one that the University continues to promote today. FiveRead More

Self publishing: The future of literature?

Self publishing: The future of literature?

Arts, Books, Features April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm Comments

THE IMPACT of the e-book has given rise to a new type of writer – the independent, self-published author. The world of publishing is one of slosh piles and filtering where publishers barely communicate with writers.Read More

Bolivia: An Adventure Traveller’s Paradise

Bolivia: An Adventure Traveller’s Paradise

Features, Lifestyle, Travel March 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm Comments

ONE MONTH in Bolivia is not enough. This is what I discovered when travelling solo across this curious, land-locked country in 2011. This may come as surprise to those who know little about Bolivia and haveRead More

Madeline Carr on world travel, career plans and the politics of the Internet

Madeline Carr on world travel, career plans and the politics of the Internet

Features, Interviews March 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

WHEN considering which Aber lecturers could be the most interesting to interview for this month’s edition, Dr. Madeline Carr of the Department of International Politics came to mind almost immediately as a perfect choice. She isRead More

The value of work placements: three months in local government

The value of work placements: three months in local government

Features February 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

LAST summer, with the end of my degree just a year away, I felt it was time to find some relevant work experience. Thus, I set out to look for a placement. I personally found thatRead More

Farm life in the Pyrenees: blood, toil, tears, sweat and a fair bit of pork

Farm life in the Pyrenees: blood, toil, tears, sweat and a fair bit of pork

Features February 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

TRAVELLING the world, once seen as a venture only for those who could afford it, is increasingly something that attracts students. We want to make the most of the experience whilst we’re young and fresh, notRead More

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Half an hour with Katherine Stansfield: Aber alumna and published author

Features February 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

KATHERINE Stansfield is a lecturer at the Department of English and Creative Writing, and a former Aberystwyth student. She has just published her first novel, The Visitor – a poignant historical romance set in Cornwall. Set inRead More

Our ultimate Christmas wish list

Our ultimate Christmas wish list

Features December 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm Comments

IN AN attempt to bring about some semblance of Christmas cheer, this month we’ve been asking members of the ASM committee what items have topped their Christmas wish lists this year. The end result has been…Read More