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Student Voice

Students' Union Welsh Language Officer​

The Students' Union Welsh Language Officer is responsible for representing Welsh-speaking students at Cardiff Met as part of the Union and University structure where appropriate.

The Welsh Officer is a member of the University's Use of Welsh Committee and the Coleg Cymraeg Branch Committee. The officer contributes to the work of these two committees by ensuring that the perspective of Welsh-medium students is central to the University's operations.

Find out more about the Union's Welsh Language Officer, Ela Catrin Jones.

Q: Where are you from?
I am originally from Anglesey and have lived in Cardiff since starting University.

Q: What course are you studying?
Sport and Physical Education Studies at the Cyncoed Campus.

Q: Why are you doing the role?
I wanted to be the Welsh Language Officer in order to raise awareness of the Welsh language at the University among students of all backgrounds.

Q: What do you want to achieve over the year?
I want to ensure that the Welsh language is accessible to everyone from all backgrounds in the University, whether fluent or anyone who wants to be a learner.

Another element I want to work on during the next academic year is to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for Welsh students to socialise with each other despite the challenging situation we are adapting to across both campuses.

Although the next academic year will be unique to everyone, it is vital that Welsh language students have access to sufficient social events, advice and support opportunities as it becomes more difficult for students to socialise face-to-face with different people.