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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Awards

19 October 2021

History graduate wins national award

A History graduate from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion has won the John Davies Award at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Annual Awards this year.

Anwen Rhiannon Jones scooped the award for her dissertation, “Public Health and Adult and Infant Mortality Rate: The Experience of Llanelli 1880-1914”.

Now a postgraduate student following the MScEcon Welsh Government and Politics programme at Cardiff, Anwen graduated with a First Class BA Hons in History in 2020.

The Coleg’s awards recognised Welsh-medium students and lecturers who made a substantial contribution to post-compulsory Welsh-medium education during 2020-21.

Coleg Cymraeg’s Chief Executive, Dr Ioan Matthews said:

“It is very fitting that we start a year of celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of the Coleg by rewarding some of our brightest Welsh language learners and students, and our most dedicated Welsh-medium lecturers. It is students, learners and lecturers who have been at the heart of the Coleg’s success over the decade, and we are proud of their outstanding success over the last year.”

History at Cardiff University is internationally respected, ranking in the top 20 in its assessment unit in the most recent Research Exercise Framework (2014) and offers a range of degree programmes including with Ancient History, Archaeology, Economics, English Literature, Philosophy, Politics and Welsh.

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