Aerial view of both Bay and Singleton Campuses

Events will take place at both the Bay and Singleton Campuses

More than 500 Welsh students from Welsh universities are expected to flock to Swansea on 1-2 March as the Intercollegiate Eisteddfod re-visits Swansea University for the first time since 2019.

A day of competition will begin in the University's Great Hall on the Bay Campus at 10am on Saturday, March 2. Presenter and Swansea graduate Siân Thomas, comedian Noel James, and Tom Kemp, Swansea University Students' Union former Welsh Affairs Officer will guide the day’s events.

Competitions include stage performances and homework competitions – from poetry to prose, and from art to science.

There are also specific competitions for students who are Welsh learners.

Local schools Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr and Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe have created the Crown and the Chair, respectively.

Preceding the Eisteddfod competitions on Saturday, sports tournaments, including rugby sevens, football, and netball, will take place on Friday, 1 March.

The weekend will culminate on Saturday evening with a lively gig at Cove, the newly renovated Students' Union nightclub on the Singleton Campus, featuring live performances by bands Gwilym, Mellt, and FRMAND.

Macsen Davies, Welsh Affairs Officer at Swansea University Students' Union, said: "We at Swansea Students' Union are so pleased to welcome the Intercollegiate Eisteddfod back to the University. As the Welsh Affairs Officer, I’m privileged to be involved in the arrangements with the support of staff at Academi Hywel Teifi and we look forward to ensuring that Welsh students in Wales and beyond enjoy a weekend of competition and socialising. It will be an unforgettable weekend at Swansea University!"

Professor Gwenno Ffrancon, Director of Academi Hywel Teifi, said: "This year's St David's Day celebrations on Swansea University's campuses promise to be vibrant, with hundreds of Welsh university students joining us for sports competitions and the Intercollegiate Eisteddfod. We eagerly anticipate welcoming everyone to Swansea, offering a space for spirited competition, socialising with both old and new friends, and celebrating the richness of Welsh language and culture."

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