Welsh at Work

The Objectives of Welsh at Work

One of Swansea University's strategic objectives over the next five years is to support a bilingual culture within the University and to promote opportunities for staff and students to use Welsh.

Welsh at Work - on this website you'll find information and news of Welsh activities on campus and beyond, Welsh medium services, information for prospective students and details of Welsh medium courses. There is also practical help for writing and speaking Welsh and information on translation services.

A new and exciting development in Singleton Campus is Academi Hywel Teifi which is a main focus for learning and studying through the medium of Welsh.

Welsh Support for Staff and Students

Welsh Support for Staff


Translation work should be submitted to the University’s Translation unit using a form on the intranet. You will need to log in here first.

Short translations – less than 60 words

Send your request to:alun@bla-translation.co.uk

This is an additional service, which is also free of charge to University staff. You can use the service to translate (up to 60 words) or proofread (up to 150 words), such as

• Email Signatures
• Business Cards
• Short emails
• Posters
• Flyers
• Signs
• Titles/ headlines  of website sections

• To update parts of your web pages

You can find useful words and phrases which have already been translated here: writing letters and e-mails, jobs, minutes of meetings, using the phone, office equipment and signs.

Welsh Support for Students

  • Studying in Welsh

You are welcome to present coursework or sit exams through the medium of Welsh whatever course you are following - even if you are not studying a Welsh medium course or modules. The only exceptions being work that is based on your knowledge of another language.

You must present an application to your college by filling in this form:


Applications must be submitted within 4 weeks of registering on the relevant module(s) or at the time of registration if the module is less than 4 weeks.

Opportunities to learn Welsh at Swansea University

Online Resources

There are online resources that could help you to learn or improve your Welsh.

The website Living in Wales has an extensive facility for learning Welsh and information files about Wales and the Welsh language.

Learn Welsh guides you through a range of activities and convenient and effective teaching methods.

The website Say something in Welsh teaches oral Welsh.

Welsh Classes

The Welsh for Adults Centre, which is situated on Campus within Academi Hywel Teifi offers courses on every level - including those who would like to improve their Welsh.

The University contributes towards the cost of Welsh courses for staff. Contact Welsh for Adults on 01792 602070 for more information.

Studying through the medium of Welsh at Swansea