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Meet the Team – Elliw Iwan (Coleg Cymraeg Branch Officer)

25 November 2021

What does your role with the LT Academy involve? 

I’m the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Branch Officer here at the University. I’m the point of contact between the University and the Coleg.  I work with the Welsh Language Academy within the Cardiff Learning and Teaching Academy, supporting the development of Welsh-medium education provision.  It’s a very diverse job, and I’m lucky to be able to work for the language with energetic and enthusiastic students, researchers, staff and academics.

What did you do before working for the LT Academy?

Before coming to work for the University, I was developing the Wales Millennium Centre’s Welsh language strategy.

Describe a project you’ve enjoyed working on with the LT Academy 

Two months into the lockdown, I got to be a part of the Digital Education Group of the Learning and Teaching Academy and the wider University. Working to tighter deadlines than usual on innovative developments was very exciting and a great example of effective te

What are you looking forward to working on with the LT Academy? 

This year, the Coleg and Branch are celebrating ten years, and to celebrate, a series of events are going to be held. I’m really looking forward to the Research Symposium on 1st March, which I’m organising jointly with the Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales Branches, as well as the event on 15th March to celebrate ten years of Welsh-medium education provision across the University.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself? 

As a teacher in Kecskemét, Hungary in the 90s, I sang a Hungarian carol at a Christmas concert, and my students sang a carol in Welsh. I can’t speak much Hungarian now, unfortunately. It’s easy to forget a language if you don’t have the opportunity to use it.

Take part in the Academi Gymraeg – Cardiff University’s Welsh Language Academy – staff questionnaire, open until 10 December