Teaching staff have called on Aberystwyth University to give a clear commitment to Welsh-medium student accommodation. It follows a recommendation to close the Pantycelyn hall of residence indefinitely to make it “fit for purpose” in the future. Some 50 Welsh-speaking staff met to discuss the move. The university has insisted it is “fully committed” to providing designated Welsh-medium accommodation.
But in a statement on Monday, the staff said the university was putting Welsh-medium teaching and administration jobs at risk, and could damage the ethos of the college towards the Welsh language and culture. They also raised concerns about the impact on student recruitment.