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

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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

The BelleVue how-to guide for graduate jobs & selling yourself in the good way

IT’S ABOUT this time that final year students up and down the country start breaking into panicked sweats about the gaping chasm of the unknown that lies beyond that last deadline, exam or society meal. There’s even a comforting, head-in-the sand grace period between then and graduation day. The excitement of throwing on the robes and … Continue reading The BelleVue how-to guide for graduate jobs & selling yourself in the good way

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

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

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 Sandy Spence from the Department of Computer Science is the winner of the ‘People’ prize in this year’s Engineering and … Continue reading Sandy Spence and Comp Sci department lift UK photography prize two years running

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

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. The bust, of prolific nineteenth century scholar and historian Thomas Stephens of Merthyr Tydfil (1821-1875), is believed to have reached … Continue reading Cupboard under stairway in Old College conceals donated Edwards sculpture for 80 years

Aber trio in the regional finals of the Hult Prize – The biggest student competition in the world

SEEING off some 25,000 other applicants in the process, three Aberystwyth students have qualified to compete in the regional finals of the world’s largest student competition, The Hult Prize, to solve some of the toughest challenges facing the world today. Undergraduates Brandon Ribatika from the School of Management & Business, Mohammed Waqas from the Department … Continue reading Aber trio in the regional finals of the Hult Prize – The biggest student competition in the world

Hugh Owen Library honour Iris De Freitas with study room

AS PART of the celebration of International Women’s Day today, the Iris De Freitas study room has been unveiled in the Hugh Owen Library. One of Aberystwyth University’s oldest alumni, De Freitas was the first woman to practice law in the West Indies, with the degree she earned here on the Welsh coast. The chance … Continue reading Hugh Owen Library honour Iris De Freitas with study room

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