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Nov. 19, 2023

Swansea University Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship 2023 awarded to Maisie Edwards

Swansea UniversityMaisie Edwards from Newport has been awarded the Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship 2023 and will be using the scholarship to research the importance of the use of Welsh in primary healthcare settings.

While conducting her research, 22-year-old Maisie will build on her First Class BSc in Population Health and Medical Sciences degree and her masters through research course (MRes) in Medical and Health Care Studies from Swansea University.

Established in 2021, the Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship receives a financial contribution from media company Tinopolis Cymru, as well as supporters and friends of Academi Hywel Teifi. Its aim is to support Welsh-medium postgraduate students who want to study a field related to Hywel Teifi’s contribution to Welsh-language scholarship and culture.

The judges of this year’s scholarship were Tinopolis Executive Director and presenter Angharad Mair, Sir Roderick Evans, Chairman of Academi Hywel Teifi and Professor Gwenno Ffrancon, Director of Academi Hywel Teifi.

Professor Gwenno Ffrancon says, “Academi Hywel Teifi is extremely proud to award the 2023 Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship to Maisie Edwards who will conduct research that could have far-reaching impact on our use of the Welsh language in health and care contexts. Her research will aim to highlight the positive effect of using the Welsh language when providing healthcare, and specifically in the context primary healthcare through services provided by GPs – which is the population’s frontline healthcare service in essence. It will also assess whether the use, or lack of use, of the Welsh language has an impact on residents in care homes and patients with chronic conditions in terms of their physical and mental health and their ability to remember information. We wish her well and I’m sure we'll have a valuable study from her in three years’ time.”

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Content added on 19th November 2023. 

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