In light of recent developments at Aberystwyth University, the President of NUS Wales is calling on the university to invest in sustainable, high quality Welsh-medium student accommodation.
Beth Button said: “The lack of certainty surrounding the future of Welsh-medium accommodation at Aberystwyth is of considerable concern to NUS Wales and we hope that it will be addressed as a matter of urgency.
“Investment in Pantycelyn is long overdue. We want to work with the university, Aberystwyth University Students’ Union, and UMCA to ensure that a clear timetable is put in place so that Welsh-medium accommodation of the highest standard is continued in Aberystwyth.
“Pantycelyn has been a cornerstone of Welsh culture at Aberystwyth for decades, and has given generations of students the opportunity to develop a shared sense of community. It would not be acceptable to end Welsh-medium accommodation at Pantycelyn with no comparable arrangements in place.
“Addressing the challenges that the Welsh language faces requires the protection of spaces such as Pantycelyn.”