Cardiff University is proud to be part of the Eisteddfod each year to celebrate the University's Welsh language and culture. This year the University has two sites for visitors, the Discuss tent with a vibrant programme of lectures, discussions and panel debates, and the Discover tent with a range of hands-on activities designed to highlight the broad range of contributions Cardiff University makes to Wales, the UK and the world.
Highlights from our programme of lectures in the Trafod tent include a look at how Wales would be affected by Scottish Independence with Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Vaughan Roderick, Editor of Welsh Affairs for BBC Wales, will be questioning Steffan Evans, Manon George, Sian Beynon Powell and Lleu Williams regarding the Silk Commission's effect on Wales, and a News UK Debate hosted by journalist Guto Harri.
The phrase 'exciting opportunities' applies to the University's engagement with provision for Welsh speakers. Cardiff University has more Welsh speaking students than any other university in Wales, making Cardiff the first choice for Welsh speaking students. And these students can now study 118 modules in Welsh, making Cardiff a great choice for students wishing to study through the medium of Welsh. More widely, for the next three years, Cardiff University will be the headline sponsor of the Tafwyl festival in Cardiff, encouraging as many Welsh speakers as possible in the capital. The School of Welsh is expanding, particularly in the way it engages with new technologies and policy generation for Wales, and the Welsh for Adults Centre has rebranded and relaunched its courses for South Wales learners. The University has a unique and important place in Welsh life and we enjoy connecting and sharing this at the National Eisteddfod. We are very proud to be associated with one of Europe's largest and oldest cultural festivals.