Repurpose Schoolbags: Using South Africa’s sun to light the future of their schoolchildren

A team of female entrepreneurs have made a business out of turning surplus plastic shopping bags into backpacks for schoolchildren who can't buy their own - and fitting them with some simple life-changing technology. IN RURAL South Africa, schools are infrequent. Children have to walk from first light and return home under the cover of … Continue reading Repurpose Schoolbags: Using South Africa’s sun to light the future of their schoolchildren

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Local MP Mark Williams becomes Welsh Lib Dem leader

CEREDIGION’S long-serving MP Mark Williams has this week been made leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. It was announced by the party’s National Executive Committee that he would be taking over from Kirsty Williams AM, who is now the only Welsh Liberal Democrat in the Welsh Assembly. Williams was first elected the MP for Ceredigion … Continue reading Local MP Mark Williams becomes Welsh Lib Dem leader

Absent Whittingdale provides “toothless” BBC White Paper

“The BBC is a public broadcaster independent of government, not a state broadcaster like they have in those bastions of democracy, Russia or North Korea. All of this is under threat right now, make no mistake… the secretary of state is telling the BBC when to schedule main news bulletins, what programmes it should make … Continue reading Absent Whittingdale provides “toothless” BBC White Paper

Pantycelyn Project Board finish report detailing the future of Welsh speaking halls

PANTYCELYN Project Board, which is coordinating the development of plans for the provision of designated Welsh medium accommodation and social spaces at Aberystwyth University, has completed its report in line with the timetable agreed in June 2015 between the Chair of the University’s Council, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, and the student representatives. The report contains … Continue reading Pantycelyn Project Board finish report detailing the future of Welsh speaking halls

Space Ball – It’s going to be out of this world!

It’s here once again and this time it’s going to meet-eor and exceed all your expectations: This year’s May Ball is officially the Space Ball! Packed with as many massive acts as this article is packed with wordplay, the stars have aligned to bring Aberystwyth one of its best ever end-of-year lineups! Headlining this year … Continue reading Space Ball – It’s going to be out of this world!

Old College plays host to Patrick McGuinness

TALKING about his latest award-winning book, Other People’s Countries, author Patrick McGuinness will be in the Old College this Saturday. The lecture, starting at 11:30 in the iconic seafront building, takes its title from the author’s memoir Other People’s Countries which recalls his childhood days in the Belgium town of Bouillon and which won the Wales … Continue reading Old College plays host to Patrick McGuinness

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

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 it was ‘Developing Internet-Based Applications’, taught by Chris Loftus, that took the top spot. Also highly commended were the ‘Computer … Continue reading Comp Sci and IBERS modules voted best in university’s annual rankings

Appeal for information after Easter Sunday robbery

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at an Aberystwyth shop. The Premier Shop on North Parade was targeted at around 20:40 on the evening of Easter Sunday. Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called just after the robbery. The suspect is thought to be in his early 30’s wearing a grey/blue hoodie, a black ski mask and … Continue reading Appeal for information after Easter Sunday robbery

Healthcare research moves up the agenda in Mid Wales as new Centre for Excellence is launched

DURING an announcement made on Thursday at the launch of the Centre for Excellence in Rural Healthcare, Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services, Professor Mark Drakeford AM, has also started the Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research. The new research centre will see Aberystwyth University work closely with the Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative and … Continue reading Healthcare research moves up the agenda in Mid Wales as new Centre for Excellence is launched