Information for schools, colleges and Young Farmers’ Clubs

  • What is the relevance of the science we do at IBERS to current agriculture?
  • Are you interested in how scientists can help to feed the world and address climate change issues?
  • Would you like to bring a group to visit IBERS or have IBERS visit you?
  • We are happy to arrange work experience for six form students.

We are keen to share our excitement about biological and agricultural science with you and to hear your views. 


For more information please contact:

Dr Fiona Corke (BBSRC School Regional Champion)  email: or tel: 01970 823229

BBSRC-funded engagement with schools in food security, bio-energy and bio-science for health


Fascination of Plants Day

The fourth international “Fascination of Plants Day” 2017 takes place on the 18th May. The goal of this observance is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainability producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.


To contribute to this initiative IBERS, Aberystwyth University will be taking part in the Ceredigion Garden and Craft Festival in Aberaeron on the 28th/29th May 2017.



The National Plant Phenomics centre welcomes visiting students, post-doc and academics on short and long term training visits. We host Erasmus, Nuffield and other students contact us to discuss the possibilities. Please contact