19 June 2015


Following lengthy and extensive discussions, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Chancellor of the University and Chair of the Council has agreed to introduce to Council at its meeting on Monday 22 June, a resolution, agreed with UMCA and the Students’ Union, that presents a way forward for the future of Pantycelyn.

The text reinforces the University's commitment to the Welsh language and the provision of Welsh language student accommodation at Aberystwyth, and a process to implement its intention to reopen Pantycelyn within four years for this purpose.

The University including Welsh medium members of staff, UMCA and the Students’ Union, welcome this development and look forward to continuing constructive discussions on the future of Pantycelyn and the provision of Welsh language accommodation at Aberystwyth University.

To read the resolution to Council, follow this link: Chair's proposal

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