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9 May 2022

School develops communal activities amid Reading Week Festival success

Students are benefitting from an expanding range of activities in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

Following fast on the heels of a successful 2021 inaugural event, the school delivered a week-long Spring Reading Week Festival, with a range of free activities supporting wellbeing and reflecting their passions and degree subjects.

Over 5 days, current students capitalised on the University’s central civic location, offering free tours of the iconic Principality Stadium and Welsh parliament building the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

Undergraduates and postgraduates alike took part in a wide range of workshops talks and seminars, from making your own book to teaching English around the world, with sessions supporting success Writing Support Centre team on different techniques that can improve academic writing.

Spring Reading Week Festival sessions also reflected staff passions, such as an online seminar on the acclaimed Studio Ghibli anime Howl’s Moving Castle.

Communal opportunities brought the student body together at a Quiz Social in the Students’ Union and a special St. David’s Day Social with accompanying traditional harp and Welsh themed fayre in the school’s home building.

Guide Dogs session with dogs taking centre stage proved particularly popular. Explaining the training process, this hands-on wellbeing session runs again this month (9 & 13 May, John Percival Building cafeteria) and is expanding to more students across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Now a regular fixture in the school calendar, Reading Week Festivals are free and open to all students in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

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