Swansea success in recruiting Welsh medium students

Geography at Swansea has received praise for its continuing success in recruiting Welsh medium students, with the number of students choosing to enrol on Welsh modules increasing year on year.

2013/14 saw the highest number to date studying at least a third of their degrees (40 credits per year) through the medium of Welsh – a total of 2,445 students across Wales. By following a proportion of their degrees through the medium of Welsh, these students will hone their technical language skills at the same time as developing their subject knowledge.  With the latest appointment of Dr Rhian Meara in 2014, Swansea’s Geography Department has increased its number of Welsh speaking lecturers, and continues to build on its established track record of delivering innovative and academically rigorous modules for students wishing to study through the medium of Welsh.

In addition to subject specific skills, Welsh medium provision also extends to Employability skills, and May 2015 saw Swansea University play host to the first Welsh medium Employability Conference.  With support from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, the Conference highlighted the importance of bilingualism in the workplace, and brought together students, Employers, and Swansea Alumni via a series of Workshops and Employers fair.

For more information on the opportunities available at Swansea to study Geography and the sciences through the medium of Welsh, contact: Dr Kate Evans (k.r.evans@abertawe.ac.uk) or Dr Rhian Meara (r.h.meara@abertawe.ac.uk).