Club of the Month: Archery shooting for the stars

February sees Archery crowned Club of the Month. To see what they’ve been getting up to a their most recent competitions, we spoke to Alex Newes and Ceri Andrews! How did you first get involved with the Archery club? Had you played before? Ceri: I’d tried archery once before I think, and never really had … Continue reading Club of the Month: Archery shooting for the stars

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Kelly Keat addresses Aber Uni Council to fight for Free Wednesdays and fewer fees

CONTINUING the work done by last year’s Union President and Activities Officer, Kelly Keat is writing to the Aberystwyth University Council, standing up for the student body after polls and calls for Wednesday lectures to be removed and for the cost of both AberSoc memberships and Sporty Cards to be absorbed into the £9000 tuition … Continue reading Kelly Keat addresses Aber Uni Council to fight for Free Wednesdays and fewer fees

Old College & Constitution Hill make the list of ‘perfect proposal spots’

IT’S BEEN a stressful few weeks. There’s been the circus of the Christmas holidays, seeing all the friends and relatives you’ve missed for a year. There’s the lying around on the sofa nursing your head and your stomach after just one more wafer thin mint. There’s the horrible sweaty panic of realising that exam is … Continue reading Old College & Constitution Hill make the list of ‘perfect proposal spots’

Two wards of Bronglais Hospital shut to visitors after suspected Norovirus outbreak

THE CEREDIG and Meurig wards at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth have been temporarily closed this evening after those on ward began to display symptoms of Norovirus. Relatives and visitors have been asked to stay away while tests are carried out and precautions are taken. The hospital is also experiencing an increase in presenting patients in the … Continue reading Two wards of Bronglais Hospital shut to visitors after suspected Norovirus outbreak

Students’ Union Elections: Confusion and anger at the removal of quad campaigning

WITH only 24 hours before voting opens for this year’s Student Union elections, Aberystwyth University staff have begun jet-washing chalk slogans from the campus. There have also been campaign banners taken down and pushed into litter bins. @AberUni any help? elections in 2 days, a lot of effort wasted by candidates. Would be good for … Continue reading Students’ Union Elections: Confusion and anger at the removal of quad campaigning

A foolproof guide to dating in Aber

DID YOU KNOW Valentine’s Day is/was soon/today/recently (delete as appropriate readers)? You probably did. Whether you’ve been in a relationship for years or you’ve just become Facebook Official (totes congrats btw), dating in Aberystwyth is fraught with danger, intrigue, and suspense. For those of you hoping to seal a deal on Sunday, we’ve got some tips … Continue reading A foolproof guide to dating in Aber

George Whitfield’s correspondence bought together for the first time by Aberystywth University’s Dr Ceri Jones

THE KEY FIGURE of evangelical revivalism, George Whitfield (1714-1770), was a prolific preacher during the eighteenth century. Working on both sides of the Atlantic while the United States were still forming and colonies being established, he wrote to many other public figures of the time. Now, Dr Ceri Jones of Aberystwyth University has signed a major … Continue reading George Whitfield’s correspondence bought together for the first time by Aberystywth University’s Dr Ceri Jones

Storm Imogen: What’s happened & what’s to come?

SINCE striking the seafront last night, Storm Imogen has been lashing the town with high winds (gusts have almost reached 70mph) and the promenade with a torrent of water. Videos from residents in seafront halls have shown waves crashing against sea walls and drenching properties up to the second floor. Students have been evacuated to … Continue reading Storm Imogen: What’s happened & what’s to come?