Just so good that Aberystwyth University staff have won a prestigious global award for the first phase of their fundraising appeal to redevelop the Old College. The Development and Alumni Relations team at the University have succeeded in raising £12.3 million towards the costs of redeveloping the iconic seaside building in the town as a major cultural and creative centre for students, the community and visitors. That fundraising helped to trigger a further £7 million from the Welsh Government and EU funding. Louise Jagger, Director of the Development and Alumni Relations Office at Aberystwyth University says: “Winning this prestigious award is a wonderful boost to our fundraising as we launch the next phase of our appeal towards the total project costs of £27.6 million. This is all to achieve our vision of opening a transformed Old College for the benefit of students, community and visitors as a major highlight of our 150th anniversary celebrations in 2023. The award recognises the collective talent and ambition of our staff, our donors and supporters, including alumni around the world, our community and charitable trust and foundations.” When down in lovely Aberystwyth don’t forget to see this beautiful building, just by St Michael’s Church on the sea front.