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Best in Wales for Celtic Studies

8 July 2020

The School of Welsh has placed first in Wales, and higher than universities in Scotland and Northern Ireland, for Celtic Studies in the 2021 Complete University Guide league tables.

The School climbed two places on last year with only Cambridge University scoring higher across the United Kingdom.

In addition, the School scored highest in the UK for graduate prospects in the field of Celtic Studies. The most recent results (2016/17) of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) showed that 91% of the School’s graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation.

Head of the School of Welsh, Dr Dylan Foster Evans, said: “It’s a pleasure to see the hard word of the staff recognised in the latest Complete University Guide results. The way in which they balance the delivery of outstanding teaching with conducting and publishing first-class research is something of which to be proud."

“The enthusiasm and positivity of all the staff as they’ve continued to meet the needs of the students has been remarkable. I would like to thank them for their hard work and particularly the way they have responded to the challenges and uncertainty of recent months.”

Dr Dylan Foster Evans Head of School

He added: “We’re now working hard on plans for September and looking forward eagerly to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new students to campus and our community.”

The Complete University Guide ranks more than 130 universities from across the UK on entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. Many prospective applicants use it as a means to choose which university is right for them.

The School of Welsh regularly achieves excellent results in a range of different rankings and league tables. In the 2019 National student Survey it achieved 100% for overall student satisfaction and 100% for satisfaction on the flagship BA Welsh programme.

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