Branch Officer: Elliw Iwan
Cardiff University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol bring the Welsh-speaking students (native speakers and learners) together through a variety of activities.
One of the first things you will do during your first few days at the University will be to join the ‘GymGym’ (the Welsh language society). The ‘GymGym’ will offer you opportunities to socialise in exciting events, including the annual Intercollegiate Eisteddfod and rugby trips. The Coleg branch works closely with the ‘GymGym’ and has organised a few gigs for freshers’ week in collaboration with the Coleg’s branches at the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
The branch is central to the development of Welsh medium provision at the University, and students are given an opportunity to participate in academic meetings to voice their views on the provision offered.
Cardiff University attracts a large number of Welsh-speaking students from all over Wales. Life in the capital city will appeal to many, as well as the wide range of courses that are unique to the University, especially in Health. The University offers an incredibly wide range of subjects, and specialises in Medicine, Dentistry and Journalism, which attract a great deal of Welsh students. Plans have been drawn up recently to develop Welsh medium provision in these subjects.
As well as the ‘GymGym’, there are several other societies, including the School of Medicine’s Welsh Language Student Society and Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal, which is one of the most successful in Wales, winning time and again in eisteddfodau and in various choir competitions.If you wish to live with other Welsh-speaking students, flats in Senghennydd Court and Tal-y-bont North are allocated for Welsh speakers and learners.
Please contact Cardiff University branch for more information: Caerdydd@colegcymraeg.ac.uk / @cangen_caerdydd