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Aberystwyth University Welsh Language Awards 2021

Aberystwyth University has honoured individuals for their contribution to the Welsh language. 

The winners of the Aberystwyth University Welsh Language Awards for 2021 are Kate Wright, Annette Edwards, Llŷr Tomos and Elin Roach after they were nominated by the University's staff and students.

As learners and first language Welsh speakers, students and staff, the four winners have been selected for the following awards:

  • Exceptional Learner (Staff) – Kate Wright
  • Promoting Welsh in the Workplace – Annette Edwards 
  • Welsh Medium Study – Llŷr Tomos
  • Welsh Language Champion (Student) – Elen Roach

Each of the winners will receive a personal ‘Englyn’ from either Professor Mererid Hopwood or Eurig Salisbury, both members of staff in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at the University.



Aberystwyth University Staff Welsh Language Use Survey 2021


We need your feedback and ideas! Your voice is important.

I’m writing to invite you to participate in an online survey to measure the use of the Welsh language in the workplace.

As a bilingual institution, we are keen to support staff in using the Welsh language in the workplace.  We believe this is beneficial not only for our internal activities but also as part of the positive experience we provide for staff, students and the wider community. 

The results of this survey will provide a useful snapshot of current practices as well as an evidence base for activities to facilitate and promote the use of Welsh in the workplace and to help identify training needs and development opportunities. 

The questionnaire is open to everybody, non-Welsh speakers as well as Welsh speakers, and your answers will be completely anonymous.

The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes for you to complete. Please click on the link below to complete the survey by 30 October 2021.

Welsh Survey

English Survey

After completing the survey you can enter a prize draw to win a £30 voucher to spend at the Arts Centre.

With thanks in advance for participating.



Welsh Medium Research Training

Details of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s Welsh Medium Research Skills Training Programme for postgraduate students.

The first Welsh medium workshop will be held next week:

Titled ‘Cyflwyniad i Ymchwil’ by Dr Elin Royles (Thursday 7 October 2021, 11:00 – 12:30  on-line

registration and further details of the session ):



Cyrsiau ‘Defnyddio’ Cymraeg Gwaith

Nant Gwrtheyrn

‘Use’ Work Welsh Courses

Nant Gwrtheyrn

Wele’r wybodaeth yn yr atodiad ac yma.

Os oes gennych ddiddordeb, cysylltwch â:


Please see details in attachment and here.

If interested, please contact:


Cymraeg Gwaith   

Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol /
National Centre for Learning Welsh
Heol y Coleg / College Rd
Caerfyrddin / Carmarthen
SA31 3EP

0300 3234324


The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Welsh medium Research Conference will be held on 29 June 2021 (commencing at 9.30)

Further information about the conference programme can be found here: Conference Programme


Aberystwyth University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

We would like to invite you to this year’s Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 June – 2 July 2021. The theme of this year's conference, Improvisation within Constraint: Reshaping a Learning Community in a Time of Change, aims to reflect the commitment that AU staff have to enhance the student learning experience. This year's conference will be held online via MS Teams (the Welsh session will be held over Zoom).

You can view the full programme and register for the conference online.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a session through the medium of Welsh at this year's conference on Thursday afternoon (1 July) which we will be providing simultaneous translation for. The session will include a workshop by our third guest speaker, Dr Dyddgu Hywel (senior lecturer in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University) and a presentation by Jonathan Fry, Nerys Fuller and Dafydd Morse on insights into good practice at Aberystwyth Business School.

Dyddgu’s workshop will focus on prioritizing the health and well-being of staff. The workshop will benefit all academic staff at the university, to identify effective ways of protecting their personal health and well-being, as well as providing pastoral care for all students.

Workshop objectives:

  • An opportunity to reflect on your personal health and well-being
  • Consider the right balance between everyday life and work pressures
  • Identify the role of educators in student health and well-being
  • Identify personal stress management, attitude and positive thinking
  • Adopt time management and prioritization
  • Promote Welsh-language resources for effective relaxation and reflection

This specific session will be through the medium of Welsh and we will be providing simultaneous translation. You can book a place by completing this online form.


Learn Welsh Short Summer Course (10 May 2021)

Want to Learn Welsh? Register your place on the Learn Welsh Short Summer Course (28-30 June 2021)

A three day Learn Welsh Summer Course will be held on line via Zoom (28-30 June) with classes available at all levels including a Taster Course and a Refresher ‘Gloywi’ Course. Details of courses and registration are on the second page of the link below: