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The Cardiff Citizen​ module

Welsh dragon projected on Main Building

This informal 5-credit short module aims to offer an engaging and interactive learning environment for first-year students who have Welsh language skills.

Students will have the opportunity to explore and gain knowledge about the city of Cardiff and the Welsh language within the context of the local community, the university, and the vibrant multiculturalism that our capital city offers.

Dinesydd Caerdydd/Cardiff Citizen offers an excellent opportunity to:

  • socialise and collaborate with other students through group learning activities
  • connect and interact with fellow first-year students from across the university
  • fully utilise and enhance Welsh-language skills to their maximum potential

The transition to university and city life

The goal of the course is to help students successfully adjust to university and city life seamlessly during their first semester. This course was developed with input from current students to ensure that the experience is fresh, interesting, and engaging.

The Cardiff Citizen module serves as a complement to the course-specific Welsh-medium provision available in twelve different disciplines.


Undergraduate students who indicate that they are fluent in Welsh will be automatically enrolled on the course.

Postgraduate-taught students will also be able to enrol on the course, by emailing

During the first weeks of the semester, there will be three in-person sessions held on:

  • Wednesday, 27 September 2023 - 12:00 (midday), Sir Martin Evans Building (Lecture Theatre 1.21)
  • Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 12:00 (midday), Sir Martin Evans Building (Lecture Theatre 1.21)
  • Wednesday, 18 October 2023 - 12:00 (midday), Sir Martin Evans Building (Lecture Theatre 1.21)

In these sessions, you will hear from interesting and varied guest speakers from Cardiff and learn about and explore the city via a specially curated walking tour.

Working in small groups, students will choose a short project to collaborate on, fostering teamwork and valuable citizenship skills to enhance their CV, regardless of their field of study.

Academi Gymraeg Betty Campbell Scholarship

This scholarship aims to pay tribute to a remarkable individual for whom inclusivity was inherent to all her work in education and who dedicated her life to fighting inequality.

We aim to ensure that her values, and her enthusiasm for Wales, its history and culture as part of Cardiff’s global story are an inspiration for our work in Yr Academi Gymraeg.

The scholarship is open to all students who are studying 20 credits or more through the medium of Welsh and we particularly encourage students who may face obstacles or uncertainty with respect to studying through the medium of Welsh at university level.

If you're interested in applying for this scholarship that offers to fund up to £1,000 to eligible students, please visit Academi Gymraeg Betty Cambell Scholarship for more information on how to apply.

: Children stand in front of a mural
Betty Campbell was known for being a community activist and Wales' first black headteacher.


Please note that all communication regarding the module and scholarship will be via the students Cardiff University email address.

Any queries or appeals concerning the scheme should be sent to