The UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore warmly invites you to a public lecture:
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and developing higher education through the medium of Welsh: the first ten years by Dr Ioan Matthews
Tuesday, 13 November at 6pm
Room G107, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin
In 2007 the Welsh government made a commitment to establish a ‘college’ to develop and enhance teaching through the medium of Welsh in higher education, and in April 2011 Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (which literally translates as Welsh National College, though it has no English title) came into being. Over the next five years, more than a hundred new lecturing posts were created, and the number of students studying some element of their degree through the medium of Welsh has increased in almost all supported areas. Following a recent review the Welsh Government has now extended the remit of the Coleg to include Further Education and Work-Based Learning.
In this talk, Dr Ioan Matthews, Chief Executive of the Coleg since its establishment, will trace the key milestones in the Coleg’s story so far, explaining how it has interacted with individual institutions and how it seeks to map out a national strategy which encompasses the individual missions of Welsh universities. The talk will also explore the challenges faced by the Coleg as it enters its second decade.
All are welcome to attend.