The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 established a legal framework to impose a duty on some organisations to comply with standards of conduct in respect of the Welsh language. With effect from 1 April 2018, the Welsh Language Standards replaced the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.
Students and members of the public have rights to use the Welsh language when they come into contact with the University.
The duties outlined within the Standards stipulate that organisations should not treat the Welsh language less favourably than the English language, and lay out requirements to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language (making it easier for people to use the language in their day-to-day-life).
The Welsh Language Commissioner has a statutory duty to monitor organisations’ compliance with the Welsh Language Standards, and investigate complaints and breaches in compliance. It is within her power to impose enforcement action, county court judgements and fines.