Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Branch Officer: Tamsin Davies and Sharon Owen (job share)

Life through the medium of Welsh for Aberystwyth University students is second to none. Our students come from all over Wales and join in all kinds of activities. Central to the activity is UMCA, the Welsh language students’ union, which organises social events and provides student welfare. Cymdeithas y Geltaidd offers rugby, football, hockey and netball teams, and organises rugby trips. Aelwyd Pantycelyn is well-known for its successful choir, which can often be seen competing at the Urdd or on Côr Cymru on S4C. There are also opportunities to take part in clog dancing, folk dancing and recitation, and plenty of socialising with it! If you are into literature, you can join Cymdeithas Taliesin or why not join the editorial team of the newspaper, Yr Heriwr.

The University has a Welsh language halls of residence, Neuadd Pantycelyn, and there are also designated Welsh language blocks within the brand new accommodation on the Penglais Farm site.

The Aberystwyth University branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is based in the Centre for Welsh Language Services. Students can call into our offices on the main campus with any queries. Branch members – staff and students – meet regularly in committees that help guide further developments in Welsh medium provision, and also meet in less formal events such as quizzes and gigs.

In terms of teaching, the branch has a new dedicated learning space on the main campus for Welsh medium studies. From Agriculture to Childhood Studies, from Politics to Physics, there are plenty of opportunities to undertake Welsh medium study at Aberystwyth University. The Coleg’s Main Scholarships can be offered for over a hundred of our undergraduate courses.

Please contact the Aberystwyth University branch for more information: aberystwyth@colegcymraeg.ac.uk / @CangenAber

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Student Opinion

“The last two years at Aberystwyth have been amazing: meeting friends for life in Pantycelyn and having so many opportunities with UMCA and the Geltaidd. I would not have had a Welsh language experience like this at any other university. There’s nowhere like Aber!”

Hanna Medi Merrigan, Professional Welsh, Aberystwyth University