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Dr Rhiannon Marks from the School of Welsh

Literary award for lecturer

24 September 2015

Dr Rhiannon Marks, lecturer and Admissions Tutor at the School, has won the Sir Ellis Griffith Memorial Award for her first academic volume Pe gallwn, mi luniwn lythyr, which looks at the Works of Menna Elfyn.

Discussing the details of the project (photo by Paul Crompton).

Language insights on a trip to Namibia

18 September 2015

In this article, Dr Jonathan Morris from the School of Welsh shares his experiences of being part of the Phoenix Project’s recent trip to Namibia.

Ceri Elen in Australia

Student gets to act in Australia

8 September 2015

Ceri Elen, a PhD student and Scripting and Creative Writing tutor at the School, has just returned after a period of acting in Australia on the stage of the world famous Sydney Opera House with Theatr Iolo.

NSS Results

School of Welsh student satisfaction increases

13 August 2015

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh has scored 91% for overall student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS).

Superchai at the Eisteddfod

Thai student stresses benefits of learning Welsh

4 August 2015

Inspirational student from Thailand is now fluent Welsh.

First minister, Carwyn Jones, launches Welsh for All scheme to help students learn Welsh

Welsh for All

30 July 2015

Welsh for All was formally launched at the National Eisteddfod by the First Minister.

A unique insight into the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia

22 June 2015

This year, the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia is celebrating a major milestone in its history, the 150th anniversary of its establishment in 1865. To mark this significant event Cardiff University’s School of Welsh will hold an international conference on the history and the contemporary position of the Settlement on Monday, 6 July and Tuesday, 7 July 2015.

Four in a row – students victorious in this year’s Stomp

11 June 2015

A Stomp was held between students and staff from the School of Welsh on Wednesday June 10th. Held at The Crwys pub, Rhys Iorwerth and Osian Rhys Jones acted as masters of ceremonies for the evening.

A home for new and emerging literary talent – The School of Welsh celebrates the winners of the Book of the Year Awards 2015

8 June 2015

Dr Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, a lecturer and alumnus of the School of Welsh, was celebrating last week after winning the Creative Factual category at the 2015 Book of the Year Awards.

Green impact award for Professional Services staff

5 June 2015

The School’s Professional Services staff received a Bronze Award in the National Union of Students Green Impact Awards.

School of Welsh alumna wins the 2015 Geraint George Scholarship

2 June 2015

Sioned James, originally from Swansea, has been named the winner of the 2015 Geraint George Scholarship. The announcement was made at the Urdd Eisteddfod at the end of May.

The School of Welsh welcomes the Estonian Ambassador

22 May 2015

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh played host to His Excellency Mr Lauri Bambus, Estonian Ambassador to the UK, on Friday May 22nd 2015.

Books on a library shelf

School of Welsh celebrating success with Book of the Year Award nominations for staff and alumni

13 May 2015

Cardiff University's School of Welsh is celebrating staff and alumni nominations in the 2015 Book of the Year Award.

Language and identity in modern Wales

11 May 2015

Lisa Sheppard, from Cardiff University’s School of Welsh, will participate in a discussion on the role and importance of language in shaping identity and nationality, following a performance of A Good Clean Heart by Alun Saunders.

Minority language rights: understanding legislation and the law

28 April 2015

An expert research symposium, hosted by the Language, Policy & Planning Research Unit, at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, was held on Tuesday April 28th 2015.

Scholarships available for a Patagonian adventure

18 March 2015

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh, with funding provided by Banco Santander, is offering two scholarships worth £3,000 for two undergraduate students to travel to Patagonia for a month of work experience this summer.

Welsh language journalism

Strengthening the future of Welsh language journalism – Launching a new course from the School

13 March 2015

The importance of skilled and trained Welsh language journalists needed to support a healthy and effective Welsh media industry was the topic of discussion at a panel event at Cardiff University this week.

Colgate students meet Cabinet ministers at the Senedd

13 March 2015

Each year, during the spring semester, students from Colgate University, in Madison County, New York, USA come to Cardiff University as part of a Study Abroad Scheme. In addition to their own degree subjects at Colgate, students are given a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study modules at the School of Welsh which focus on the language and culture of Wales.

Something for everyone – School of Welsh entertains the adults at the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival

5 March 2015

Authors and young readers will gather in the capital for the third annual Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival between March 24th and 29th 2015. However, the adults won’t be left out of the fun with special sessions hosted by Cardiff University’s School of Welsh.

REF 2014

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh rated best in Wales and 7th in the UK

18 December 2014

Cardiff’s School of Welsh has been ranked best in Wales, and 7th in the UK, for the quality of its research, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).