Universities Wales Weekly Wrap Up – 16 September 2016

Learned Society of Wales – Dillwyn Medals Launch

The Learned Society of Wales will launch the Dillwyn Medals at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea at 6.30pm on Friday 30 September.

These three early career Prize Medal medals are named in honour of the distinguished Swansea based Dillwyn family who achieved outstanding distinction across several fields of intellectual activity, both in the arts and sciences.

The Dillwyn Medals celebrate the contribution of early career researchers working in, or with a connection to Wales.

The awards are unique in recognising outstanding contributions that cover a wide disciplinary range of scholarship, including:

•           Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine

•           Humanities and Creative Arts, and

•           Social sciences, education and business

The awards meet the Society’s strategic objective of publically celebrating Welsh scholarship in the sciences, arts and humanities. You can register to attend the launch event here.

Information for prospective EU students to Wales

The Study in Wales website showcases our Welsh universities to international students and provides helpful information to those thinking of applying to study here. Following the vote to leave the EU, a page specifically for EU students has been added to the website. This will be kept up-to-date with the latest information as decisions progress in government and elsewhere.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Grattan is IRONMAN

Acting Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University, Professor John Grattan, undertakes the Ironman Wales triathlon this Sunday, 18 September in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.  The event comprises a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run, raced in that order without a break.

John is fundraising for Aberystwyth’ s Hardship fund and you can read all about his challenge and motivation – and you can sponsor him too – here.