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- To tie in with the move of Departments to Penglais in the summer, we will be closing Thomas Parry Library on Friday 10th August 2018 and beginning the transfer of books and journals to Hugh Owen Library on Monday 13th August 2018. We’re hoping to have these items out of circulation for as short ...more
- Aberystwyth is home to the biggest Rugby 7s tournament in Wales, hosted by the Student's Union. It’s a weekend filled with rugby, a few drinks (or more) and friendly competition. It’s open to anyone, even if you’ve never player before! I’ve been lucky enough to be part of one of netball’s rugby 7s teams, District 7s, ...more
- My name is Charlotte and I am a final year BSc Veterinary Biosciences student at Aberystwyth University. Over the past three years I have lived and studied in the beautiful, coastal town of Aberystwyth and had some thoroughly enjoyable experience through my student life and course. There are many reasons why my time in Aberystwyth has ...more
- Un o’r penderfyniadau gorau wnes i oedd dewis mynychu Prifysgol Aberystwyth - cofiaf yn ôl i’r profiad cymhleth o gofrestru gyda UCAS a phendroni pa brifysgol oedd yn fy nenu. Ond nid wyf wedi edrych yn ôl na difaru unwaith - ac rwy’n sicr na wnewch chi chwaith. Rydw i eisoes yn fyfyriwr ail flwyddyn yn ...more
- It's funny how many things can happen in only one year of your life. This time last year I was in high school thinking about my future. I was convinced I would stay in my country, Poland, and I would continue learning there. Now, one year later I am studying psychology and criminology at Aberystwyth ...more
- I chose to study Ecology because of my love for everything outdoors, especially natural history and discovering the processes allowing wildlife to live alongside humans. I chose Aberystwyth after I visited on an open day. The staff were eager and engaging, the campus green and full of birds, the views from the library were breath-taking ...more
- There are many myths about doing a joint honours scheme at University that makes people question why on earth someone would put themselves through such an experience. Isn’t the work doubled, seeing as you’re technically doing two degrees? How are you meant to juggle the work of two different degree schemes successfully? Surely it is ...more
- Aberystwyth's Theatre, Film and Televsion Department provides creative and innovative minds with a wealth of opportunities to stimulate and promote expression, through site-specific work to multimedia productions. One of the most popular opportunities to do this in the Drama and Theatre Studies and Scenography courses is the Performance Project. This is a second year 40 ...more
- Choosing the right course at the university may be a tough decision and you may get stuck. I chose this course because I love foreign languages and enjoy being challenged. Spanish was the perfect opportunity to pursue a topic I enjoyed whilst being challenged to learn something new. I decided to study Marketing alongside Spanish ...more
- Rise of the superbugs The rise of antibiotic resistant strains of microbes (bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi) is probably the leading threat facing humankind. Increasingly desperate warnings about the real-world implications of the increasing resistance are now front page news. The problem is a multifaceted one. Antimicrobial resistance is not just about the loss of human ...more
- When David Attenborough and the Blue Planet 2 team devoted an entire episode to look at the effect of plastic litter in the marine environment1 they captured the hearts and minds of millions of viewers, but perhaps even more importantly, it seems a tipping point had been reached. The magnitude of the problem is horrifying. ...more
- Myxobacteria are soil-dwelling microbes that live by killing and consuming other members of the soil microbial community. They aren’t fussy, eating all varieties of bacteria and also fungi, making them of considerable interest as potential sources of new antimicrobials. Myxobacterial feeding has been described as employing a ‘wolf-pack’ strategy, as it seems to be more efficient ...more