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Helping Wales thrive

We support our communities by working with local partners to promote social cohesion and improve levels of health, wealth and wellbeing in Wales.

We do this in many ways, from research to help tackle societal challenges such as dementia to increasing employment opportunities; from community engagement projects to widening the participation of under-represented groups in higher education.

In addition, we are seeking to work with colleges, educational partners, and all schools in Wales to support teachers and work towards improved educational attainment.

Another key part of our ‘civic mission’ is supporting Welsh language and culture. We play an active role at major cultural Welsh events including the Urdd Eisteddfod and the National Eisteddfod.

Cardiff University is committed to providing a sustainable portfolio of Welsh-medium education, through which to develop highly skilled graduates with the ability to contribute bilingually to Welsh economic, social and cultural life.

Professor Amanda Coffey, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Standards

Education and training

We provide a wide range of Welsh-medium education, working closely with Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

We are the main provider of medical and healthcare training in Wales, with graduates ranging from doctors and nurses to midwives, physiotherapists, dentists, occupational therapists and opticians.

We also offer opportunities in the Schools of PharmacyMedicine and Healthcare Sciences for students to study and practice through the medium of Welsh.

Watch our video of Welsh medium students and lecturers from the Schools of Pharmacy, Healthcare Sciences and Medicine at Cardiff University describe the benefits of using their bilingualism in their work.

Much of their education takes place in NHS locations all over Wales with a significant number remaining in Wales upon graduating.

Across the University, our academics are tackling some of the most pressing health-related challenges facing society today.

170 ways to use your Welsh

We also train Wales's professionals in other sectors such as Law. We are the only Russell Group university to offer legal professional training courses (the LPC and the BPTC) of which many elements are also taught in Welsh.

We run a BA Welsh and Journalism degree to develop future Welsh language journalists for the media industry in Wales.

Over 170 undergraduate modules from Zoology to Philosophy can now be studied in Welsh at Cardiff University.

In January 2017, the first ever medical lecture in Welsh was delivered at Cardiff University by Dr Awen Iorwerth.