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Bursting with creativity

15 October 2018

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh has named the four recipients of the 2018 Creative Minds Scholarships, who each receive £2,000.

The Scholarships were first established in 2015 and are designed to showcase undergraduate applicants’ creativity and originality instead of setting an exam paper or essay.

This year’s recipients of the Creative Minds Scholarships, and £2,000, are:

  • Owain Ap Myrddin (Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor)
  • Megan Hunter (Ysgol Uwchradd Dyffryn Nantlle)
  • Holly Dawe (Ysgol Bassaleg)
  • Phoebe Lewis (Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw)

Entrants were asked to prepare an application that demonstrates their creativity, reflects their personalities and expresses their ideas in an inventive and unique way with reference to: why they want to study Welsh in Cardiff, what makes them a special candidate and why the School of Welsh should select them.

Many entries were received from all parts of Wales, with posters, poems, magazines and pieces of art arriving at the School office.

Dr Angharad Naylor, Admissions Tutor at the School of Welsh, said: “We received a number of very strong entries this year, which made choosing the four winners particularly difficult. We continue to be impressed by the original and unique approach all scholarship applicants take when preparing their entries. We thank them all for their enthusiasm, and congratulate our winners.”

Read about the 2019 Creative Minds Scholarships.

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