Welsh Culture & UMCA

Tomos Ifan

Welsh Culture Officer & UMCA President

“Tomos is the voice for Welsh culture & Welsh language students in Aberystwyth.”

This role focuses on promoting Welsh culture giving Aber students the opportunity to learn, speak and live the language.

Read more about Tomos...

Twitter: @WCUAberSU | E-mail: suwelsh@aber.ac.uk


About the Role:

The Welsh Culture officer and UMCA President is responsible for:

  • Ensuring adequate representation of Welsh culture and the Welsh language within the Students’ Union and ensure promotion of the bilingualism policy.
  • Co-ordinating activity and campaigns relating to the interests of Welsh-speakers and learners.
  • Representing the needs of members in Welsh-medium Halls of Residence.
  • Ensuring that AberSU is kept aware of local and national issues affecting Welshspeaking students.
  • Lobbying NUS to provide adequate Welsh cultural language representation.
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officers and AUSU’s senior management team to achieve and shape strategic aims and outcomes.
  • Attending appropriate University Committees.
  • Attending regular meetings with relevant University departments to further the needs of Welsh-speakers and learners.

University Committees/Meetings Attended:

  • University Council
  • Senate
  • Academic Board
  • Governance and Compliance Committee
  • Welsh Medium Provision Committee
  • Welsh Language Operational Group

Current Priorities

Below you can find a list of priorities Tomos is working on this year as well as his current progress on them…

 

Gather feedback and make recommendations on increasing the number of Welsh language modules that are available.

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Extend access and eligibility to financial support for students who study in the medium of Welsh by working with the University and Coleg Cymraeg.

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Work with the University to develop an active and vibrant Welsh language community ready for the reopening of Pantycelyn in 2020.

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Continue to embed the Bilingual Policy in working practice and ensure the bilingual support of Welsh Language students.*

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Work with SubTV to ensure Welsh Music is played in the University run bar in the Students’ Union Building.*

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*denotes policy as passed democratically by Aberystwyth students.