Aberystwyth University enters top 40 in The Times and Sunday Times’ Good University Guide

Aberystwyth University has entered the top 40 in The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2022, reflecting its strengths in teaching excellence and student satisfaction. The University ranks 38 out of 135 universities across the UK, an improvement upon last year’s rank of 42. The ranking is based on a mixture of criteria,…

Aberystwyth young entrepreneurs are riding into success with mountain biking business

Two recent graduates from Aberystwyth University have used their passion for cycling to launch a tourism business helping mountain bikers plan riding holidays in the Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia. 22 year old Tom Lancaster and 25 year old Emily Stratton’s online travel agency, Ride Dyfi, is a one stop shop for mountain bikers to find…

Interview with livestock veterinarian of over 20 years on BioInnovation courses

Kate Hovers is a livestock vet based in Powys. She is 61 years old and has worked in mixed practice for over 20 years but now has a number of roles, including: Sheep and Beef consultant Training vets and carrying out livestock post-mortems and testing for Wales Vet Science Centre. Vet adviser to HCC Stoc+ project. Chair of…

‘Best of Wales’ Aber grad set to help Welsh food businesses

An award-winning Aberystwyth University graduate has joined a major initiative to support Welsh food businesses. Megi Williams, who graduated in Business and Management in 2015 and was awarded the Best of Wales prize for her work as a Welsh medium student, has joined Cywain as its Executive Officer. A service delivered by independent economic development company Menter a…

BioInnovation Wales offering free online modules to people living or working in Wales

The BioInnovation Wales project is offering its last semester of FREE online modules to people living or working in Wales. These modules have been created to help Welsh Agri-food businesses to start to integrate Circular Economy thinking into their business practice.  Student Elan Davies, a red meat technical officer for the Farming Connect project said: I’m always…

Enterprising student bags £13,000 investment in business idea

A Computer Science final year student has secured a £13,000 investment in his business idea to develop a website/app to match talented freelancers with start-up businesses which are seeking digital services.  ‘Topwork’ is the brainchild of Karl Swanepoel, who won over the judges in this year’s Aberystwyth University InvEnterPrize student ideas competition.  “Topwork is a…