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Left to right: Chris Loftus, Mary Jacob, Dr Hannah Dee, Dr David Whitworth, Dr Neil McEwan, Dr Marco Arkesteijn, Dr David Wilcockson and Alison Pierse with Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Grattan

Comp Sci and IBERS modules voted best in university’s annual rankings

News, University News April 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm Comments

EACH year the Exemplary Course Awards, established by Aberystwyth University’s IS E-learning Group, recognises the best modules being taught in its annual rankings. This time two Computer Science modules and one from IBERS were highest, but itRead More

Aberystwyth Robotics Club receives award

Aberystwyth Robotics Club receives award

ABERYSTWYTH Robotics Club, open to all years of students from Penglais and Penweddig schools, is run out of the Physical Sciences building on the university’s Penglais campus. Run by members of staff from IMAPS and assisted byRead More

Aber’s British Science Week event huge hit with school students

Aber’s British Science Week event huge hit with school students

News, University News April 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments

LAST month, various departments of Aberystwyth University held a big event with the intention of impressing the local school students. Why, you ask? It was National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW), also referred to as BritishRead More

Delegates prepare for NUS conference, the largest UK student gathering of the year

Delegates prepare for NUS conference, the largest UK student gathering of the year

THE NATIONAL Union of Students has published the full list of motions and amendments, which will be discussed at their annual national conference. The conference, scheduled for the 19th-21st of April, is the largest democratic gatheringRead More

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Aberystwyth University becomes one of the top 100 universities in the world to study Geography

News, University News March 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm Comments

ABERYSTWYTH University has become one of the top 100 universities in the world to study Geography according to the most recent QS World University Rankings by subject, which was published on the 22nd March. Geography atRead More

This year's winning entry was using the same research as last year but in an entirely new dynamic.
Credit: Sandy Spence.

Sandy Spence and Comp Sci department lift UK photography prize two years running

News, University News March 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments

AN IMAGE of a humanoid robot learning about how to play from a young child as part of robotics research at Aberystwyth University has won a top UK science photography award. ‘iCub and the tutor’ by SandyRead More

Dr Medhurst will be investigating the relationships between the media in Wales and society in the 1970's, and hopes to reveal more of the story in a turbulent and exciting time in the nation's history on and off the screens.

Leverhulme Trust funds TFTS lecturers study of TV & society in 1970’s Wales

News, University News March 20, 2016 at 10:42 pm Comments

AN ABERYSTWYTH media historian has been awarded a Research Project Grant by the Leverhulme Trust to study the relationship between television and society in Wales during the 1970’s. Dr Jamie Medhurst, Senior Lecturer in Media and CommunicationRead More

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Cupboard under stairway in Old College conceals donated Edwards sculpture for 80 years

Aberystwyth News, News, University News March 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm Comments

JOSEPH Edwards was a prolific Welsh sculptor and his work is highly praised, which made discovering one of his forgotten busts in a cupboard under the stairs of the Old College all the more surprising. TheRead More

Donations pouring into fundraiser in tribute to Stefan Osgood

Donations pouring into fundraiser in tribute to Stefan Osgood

SURPASSING their initial target five times over, a fundraiser on the site JustGiving started by students of Aberystwyth University have raised over £2,500 in tributes paid to a student who has died. Stefan Osgood, the Vice-PresidentRead More

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Historian Phillipp Schofield elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

News, University News March 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm Comments

PROFESSOR Phillipp Schofield has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Schofield is Professor of Medieval History at Aberystwyth University, and is an internationally acclaimed researcher in medieval, economic and social history. HeRead More