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Creating new student opportunities with expanded provision

30 October 2017

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh launches new academic provision which offers increased work experience to develop students’ professional skills.

The School is extending its innovative undergraduate provision with the launch of two new honours programmes for Entry 2018.

The new single honours programme, BA Welsh and the Professional Workplace, combines the academic and the vocational, providing students with the opportunity to nurture skills relevant for the working world, or to continue their studies in the field of Welsh.

A period of work experience is an integral element of the new programme’s structure, taking place in the second and final year. Students will also work on a research project concerned with the professional workplace.

The School has strong working relationships with a wide range of workplaces and companies situated in the capital and beyond and students will be able to take advantage of these connections to start building their own professional networks which will benefit them in the future.

The other new programme available is BSc Business Management with Welsh. This programme is being offered jointly with Cardiff Business School.

Dr Angharad Naylor, Admissions Tutor at the School of Welsh, said: “We are very proud to offer our students further opportunities to develop first-rate academic and vocational skills. We recognise the importance and value attributed to work experience and the BA Welsh and the Professional Workplace degree will give students increased opportunities to test and apply their skills in a variety of settings.

“Our single and joint-honours programmes prepare students for a range of different professional careers in modern Wales. With this new provision, we are continuing to enrich our students experience while providing them with the best possible opportunities at University.”

The School of Welsh has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research, as well as a long history of supporting students’ employability skills. In addition to outstanding NSS results (92% satisfaction), the most recent survey of graduate destinations found that 100% of the School’s students were in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017).

Students and graduates from the School of Welsh can expect excellent opportunities and bright futures, alongside an opportunity to contribute to the development of Welsh language and culture in contemporary Wales.

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