CLaRE Conference 2022

CLaRE and the Regional Centre of Expertise (Resilient communities) Community regeneration post-COVID-19: challenges and opportunities Thursday May 19th 2022, Aberystwyth University (TEAMS) The Regenerating Communities conference seeks to promote research relating to the impact that COVID-19 has had on urban and rural communities. It aims to showcase the research of academics, practitioners, and research students…

First Wales-wide rural crime survey run by Aberystwyth University launches

Wales’ first nationwide assessment of the nature and extent of rural crime has been launched by Aberystwyth University, the latest in a series of work that has already led to change in how Dyfed-Powys is policed. The ‘Rural Crime Study Wales’ survey, which has been launched by Aberystwyth Business School and the Department of Psychology,…

First look inside Wales’ brand new Vet School

Aberystwyth University has released the first pictures of Wales’ only School of Veterinary Science which opened for the first time this year.  The pictures show the new Veterinary Education Centre on the University’s Penglais campus and the first cohort of students. The students are benefitting from the more than £2 million investment in new teaching…

Students compete to win £10k investment in business idea

InvEnterPrize 2022 has launched, giving entrepreneurial students the chance to battle it out to win £10,000 investment in their business idea. The annual competition provides an unrivalled opportunity for Aberystwyth University students and recent graduates with good ideas for a new business or social enterprise to make their dreams a reality. Prizes are awarded to…

Aberystwyth Business School project aims to share knowledge with rural enterprises

Aberystwyth University is aiming to boost rural enterprises and start-ups through a network designed to share knowledge. With support from the Research Wales Innovation Fund, GRRaIN – Growth in Rural Resilience and Innovation Network – brings together enterprise activities from across the University’s Business School, AberInnovation, IBERS Distance Learning and the Careers Service which manages…

First Minister of Wales Officially Opens AberInnovation

AberInnovation celebrated its official opening on Thursday 21 October 2021 in a ceremony presided over by the Right Honourable Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales. Based on Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan Campus, AberInnovation provides world-leading facilities and expertise for the biotechnology, agri-tech, and food and drink sectors. The event marked the official opening of the…

Computer Science graduate reaches final of Engineers in Business Innovation Competition

Twenty-two-year-old Karl Swanepoel, an Aberystwyth University Artificial Intelligence and Robotics graduate, has secured a place in the final of the Engineers in Business Champion of Champions innovation competition. Karl won the University’s InvEnterPrize 2021 student entrepreneurship competition with his invention Revolancer, a freelance marketplace that connects skilled freelancers with ambitious businesses looking to grow. The national final of…

Aberystwyth University aims to help rural economy with the launch of new business network

Aberystwyth University is launching a network for rural enterprises and start-ups that aims to share knowledge. GRRaIN – Growth in Rural Resilience and Innovation Network – brings together enterprise activities from across the University’s Business School, AberInnovation, IBERS Distance Learning and the Careers Service which manages the Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy contract. The network…

Wales’ first student vets begin studies at Aberystwyth University

Wales’ first School of Veterinary Science opens its doors to students for the first time today (Monday 20 September) at Aberystwyth University. The students will study for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) degree, delivered jointly by Aberystwyth University and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). The five-year degree sees students spend two years at Aberystwyth…