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Politics and International Relations Lecturer named Welsh Education Champion

10 May 2016

The School of Law and Politics is proud to announce that Ed Poole, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations has been awarded the ‘Welsh Education Champion’ award at the 2016 Enriching Student Life Awards (ESLA).

The award ceremony, which was a black-tie dinner, was held on Thursday 28 April at the University’s Great Hall in the presence of Pro-Vice-Chancellor Patricia Price.

Competition at this year’s awards was fierce with over 500 nominations received across the 12 ESLA categories.

Ed was nominated by Steffan Bryn, the Welsh Language Officer of Cardiff University’s Students’ Union. Ed is Steffan’s personal tutor and Steffan is also a student on a module that Ed teaches, Modern Welsh Politics.

Of his award Ed said, “As someone who learned Welsh as an adult, I was absolutely thrilled to be nominated and to win the Welsh education champion award. If you’ve ever thought about learning Welsh, it’ll be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, and the Welsh for Adults centre in the John Percival Building is a great way to do it that’s right on your doorstep!”

“The award ceremony was a lovely evening; the Great Hall looked terrific, and it was great to meet with enthusiastic staff and students. I really appreciated that the Students’ Union had made seating arrangements that brought together both the nominees and those who nominated them, which helped make the evening enjoyable and good-natured.”

Congratulations to Ed and all his fellow winners at this year’s Enriching Student Life Awards!

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