Study through the medium of Welsh at the Institute of Management and Health


28.05.2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Institute of Management and Health offers wide-ranging provision through the medium of Welsh to its students, encouraging people to study in their first language.

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Increasing aspects of courses such as Sport, Health and Outdoor Education, Business and Management, Skills for the workplace, Nursing, Health and Social Care, Sports Management, Tourism, Events, and Hospitality are offered through the medium of Welsh on the Carmarthen and Swansea campuses.

The Institute offers this provision for students who are fluent in Welsh, as well as for those who are less confident or Welsh learners. Provision for undergraduate students ranges from courses offering some modules through the medium of Welsh, and it is possible for students to study modules through the medium of Welsh even if they are studying the course through the medium of English. 

By studying through the medium of Welsh, the Institute emphasises that there are a number of advantages to doing this which include improving employability and developing into specialists in the bilingual field. While studying at the University the students studying through the medium of Welsh receive linguistic support with their tutors, have an opportunity to study in smaller groups, can study towards Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Language Skills certificate, as well as belonging to a Welsh community within the University.

Rebecca Fountain is a student who is following a PE course on the Carmarthen campus and who has benefited from the opportunity to learn through the medium of Welsh:  "My experience of submitting some of my coursework through the medium of Welsh has been a very positive one, and one that will help me to secure a  teaching post in Welsh-medium schools in future. Indeed, staff at the University's  Institute of Management and Health have been exceptional – they are always willing to help, and I feel that I can turn to them at any time to discuss the aspects of the course through the medium of Welsh. The support I've received during my first year of university has been fantastic!"

Heddwen Davies, Lecturer in Health, Sport and Physical Education at the Institute, said: "It's absolutely fantastic that we have a wide range of modules available to study through the medium of Welsh at the Institute of Management and Health, here at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. A range of modules that offer students the opportunity to study adventure activities outdoors and learn about the benefits of physical movement both in the gym and outdoors. In ensuring that staff within the institute can speak Welsh a sense of belonging is offered. Getting to know all students will be a priority for staff.  They are proud of their success, academically and extra-curricular."

Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Provost of the Carmarthen and Lampeter Campuses, adds: "The University takes great pride in the way in which the Institute of Management and Health has recently expanded its Welsh-medium and bilingual provision. There are exciting opportunities for Welsh speakers to study a range of areas through the medium of Welsh and, thereby, significantly strengthen their employability. There is a team of active tutors available to provide quality academic and pastoral support through the medium of Welsh within a safe, homely and stimulating atmosphere. For those who are unsure about studying part of their course within the Institute in Welsh, the University offers linguistic support throughout the academic year, whether through face-to-face workshops or through online learning resources. Those who have taken advantage of this support in recent years have benefited greatly personally and professionally.'  

 

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

07449 998476 

lowri.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk