[lg policy] UK: Welsh Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 16:02:24 UTC 2016


Welsh Language Policy

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[image: Lanyards 'Cymraeg']

Lanyards and badges available from our Welsh Language Officers
A Bilingual Univeristy

Swansea University is a bilingual University. In accordance with its
statutory Welsh Language Scheme, it actively promotes and supports the use
of Welsh on academic
<http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/academihywelteifi/>, professional
and social levels.

This page details our policy work. Don’t forget that we have other pages to
help you work bilingually
<http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/welsh-at-work/> and get support as
a student
<http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/welsh-at-work/welshsupportforstudents/>
or member of staff
<http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/welsh-at-work/welshsupportforstaff/>
.
Other Key Staff

   - The Translation Unit
   <http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/welsh-at-work/welsh-language-policy/#>
   - Academi Hywel Teifi
   <http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/welsh-at-work/welsh-language-policy/#>

This team of four (three full time roles) provides for all the University’s
translation needs – both in written and spoken form (meetings etc). More
information here
<http://www.swansea.ac.uk/academic-services/staff-information/welsh-translation-service/>
.

Professor Iwan Davies is the *Pro Vice Chancellor* responsible for Welsh at
the University. He is a member of the senior management team, and Chair of
the Welsh Langugae Strategy Committee and the Welsh Services Group.
[image: Your Welsh Officers]

The University’s Welsh Language Policy and Promotion Officers are Nia
Besley and Emily Hammett. Sharing a job, (both work part-time), they work
to promote opportunities to use Welsh on campus and beyond, and provide
advice and strategies for complying with the University’s Welsh language
scheme. One of their latest projects is to create and implement a bilingual
skills strategy. They will also assist the University’s departments and
colleges to comply with the Welsh Language Standards when they are
published later this year. More information about the Standards can be
found on the Welsh Language Commissioner’s
<http://www.comisiynyddygymraeg.cymru/english/Pages/Home.aspx%20> website.

You can contact them by emailing welshlanguageoffice at swansea.ac.uk or
phoning 01792 606743
The University's Committee

   - The Welsh Language Strategy Committee
   <http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/welsh-at-work/welsh-language-policy/#>
   - The Welsh Language Services Group
   <http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/welsh-at-work/welsh-language-policy/#>

The Welsh Language Strategy Committee is the principle committee that
oversees the developments of Welsh-medium learning and use of Welsh at the
University. This includes representation from the University’s academic
staff and it meets once a term, Chaired by Professor Iwan Davies, the Pro
Vice Chancellor responsible for Welsh. The Committee reports directly to
the University’s Senate.
Welsh Language Scheme
<http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/Swansea%20University%20Welsh%20Language%20Scheme.pdf>

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