Colgate students meet Cabinet ministers at the Senedd
13 March 2015
Each year, during the spring semester, students from Colgate University, in Madison County, New York, USA come to Cardiff University as part of a Study Abroad Scheme. In addition to their own degree subjects at Colgate, students are given a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study modules at the School of Welsh which focus on the language and culture of Wales.
On the 23rd of March, as part of the Wales and the Welsh Language module, this year's group were taken on a field trip to the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. There they had a unique opportunity to meet two of the Welsh Government's most prominent cabinet members – Huw Lewis (the Minister for Education) and the First Minister Carwyn Jones, along with Hywel Owen, the Welsh Government's Media Policy Officer . The students spent time quizzing the ministers about the Senedd, their roles within the Government, and the politics of Wales in general.