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Celebrations at Graduation reception

6 August 2018

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh held its Graduation ceremony and reception on Thursday 19 July 2018.

The reception, including canapés and wine, took place in the Council Chamber of the University’s architecturally imposing Main Building. It provided the opportunity for graduates and their families to celebrate this major milestone with their peers and with School staff.

During the reception, Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Head of the School of Welsh, presented the G. J. Williams Memorial Prizes to Elin Arfon and Osian Morgan. The prizes are given in honour of the noted scholar who lectured at Cardiff University for 36 years. They recognise the academic achievement and final degree results of the recipients.

Dr Foster Evans said: “Graduation is a special occasion for everyone involved, and one that, we as a School, take great pride in. We are deeply invested in our students’ stories and experiences and look forward to hearing about their successes as they enter the world of work or undertake further study.”

Several of the graduates will be returning to the School to undertake higher degrees and many have secured exciting roles in a range of different professions and sectors. The School has a long track record of supporting students into employment and the most recent statistics show that 91% of undergraduates were in work, or further study, six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17).

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