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Impact of research and teaching showcased at National Eisteddfod

28 July 2022

Events will examine topics including children’s rights, politics, science and history

Cardiff University pays tribute to Bobi Jones as it returns to Urdd National Eisteddfod

27 May 2022

Thousands expected to attend youth festival, where the University has a busy programme of events and will sponsor the Learner’s Medal

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Honorary Professor awarded Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship

19 May 2022

Prestigious award enables Professor Williams to carry on his research on The Transformation of Official Language Regimes at the University of Cambridge

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New resource to monitor children's reading progress

16 May 2022

A team of Cardiff University researchers, led by the School of Welsh, have designed a new standardised reading test for Welsh-medium schools

9th in the UK for research impact

12 May 2022

Language and linguistics researchers celebrating strong results in REF2021

Reinterpreting the Welsh diaspora in Patagonia

17 December 2021

Reflecting on a successful symposium held in the autumn term

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Social and psychological influences on speech patterns and acquisition in bilingual speakers

30 November 2021

An examination of the social and psychological influences on the speech patterns of bilingual speakers, from children to adults and across several languages, is the focus of a new volume

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Revealing the original Merlin

24 November 2021

New project will deliver accessible, digital edition and translation of Welsh Merlin poems for scholars, Arthurian enthusiasts and the wider heritage, education and creative sectors

Cardiff University students part of BBC reporting team for COP26

15 November 2021

Stories have been covered across online, TV and radio

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Urdd Eisteddfod win crowns “surreal” year for student author

25 October 2021

Megan Angharad Hunter adds national youth festival crown to her Welsh book of the year honours

Basil Davies Award for Learn Welsh Cardiff trio

10 September 2021

Learners achieve highest scores in Welsh for Adults examinations

Student wins Wales Book of Year award for debut novel

11 August 2021

Welsh and Philosophy first year penned tu ôl i’r awyr (Y Lolfa) after securing Literature Wales Bursary

University’s Welsh-language ambitions shared at Eisteddfod AmGen 2021

3 August 2021

Introduction to new Welsh Language Academy part of festival coverage

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Student satisfaction remains high

3 December 2020

High scores in the National Student Survey (2020)

Best in Wales for Celtic Studies

8 July 2020

First in Wales and second in the UK in the 2021 Complete University Guide league tables

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Head of School elected as Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

8 July 2020

Dr Dylan Foster Evans recognised by the the national academy for the arts and sciences

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Children’s story about Covid-19 translated into Welsh

10 June 2020

Families explore the pandemic’s impact through literature

Student scoops scholarship supporting early career writers

18 February 2020

First-year Welsh and Philosophy student listed among the 2020 Literature Wales Writer’s Bursaries and Mentoring Scheme recipients

Ambassadors for the language

18 February 2020

Students take leading role in promoting Welsh-medium Higher Education

Expanding postgraduate provision with new pathways

17 February 2020

Language Planning and Policy programme draws on School’s expertise and international reputation in language and linguistic fields