It is wonderful to be able to congratulate two of our colleagues in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies on being highly commended in this year’s Student Led Teaching Awards: Mrs Rhian Haf Davies (Support Staff of the Year) a Dr Ian Hughes (Supervisor of the Year). The awards acknowledge their excellent work and we are glad of this opportunity to thank them and congratulate them both warmly.
Dr Ian Hughes is about to retire and so this is also an opportunity to acknowledge his immense contribution to the Department. Ian is an inspiring language teacher (for both Welsh and Irish) and a clear and balanced interpreter of the Arthurian legends and the Mabinogi. As a scholar, he specialises in medieval Welsh prose and we look forward to reading his forthcoming volume, Bendigeiduran Uab Llyr, a Welsh edition of the second branch of the Mabinogi. We will miss his unstinting support and intelligent humour. As one current student eloquently stated, ‘Ian Hughes *%£#@! rocks!’
Comhghairdeachas agus go n-éirí leat, aireoidh muid uainn go mór tú
Many thanks to every one of our students who showed their appreciation by nominating Rhian and Ian this year!