A series of pieces by students

Laura Davies is inspired by the Planet series Retracing Wales, in which writers responded to different sections of the Wales Coast Path, to reflect on how both Welsh and English shores have shaped her identity, as a person of Welsh heritage growing up over the border.

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Our Aberystwyth University Student Ambassador Fraya Lee Reynolds gives a personal response to an article in Planet on refugee history in Wales, drawing on her experience of living in Aberystwyth during the current refugee crisis.

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Maria Aguado draws on her experience of Iberian cuisine to explore the food cultures of people from Spain living in Cardiff.

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Cardiff University masters student Yupei Wang reflects on her year living in Wales, drawing on her experience of growing up in a part of China with its own distinctive language, landscape and culture.

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Drawing on her visit to Planet’s office in the Old College on Aberystwyth’s seafront, Cardiff University student Megan Potterton imagines the myriad sounds, sights and seascapes which can be experienced from the promenade across different seasons, in the latest contribution to Planet Platform

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Cardiff University Student Charlotte Clark responds to Gillian Clarke's poem 'Cardiff Elms'.

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Aberystwyth University Student Ambassador Jazmine Codrington gives a personal response to a Planet article celebrating LGBT identity and Wales from 1999 by Mike Parker. How much have attitudes shifted in the last 18 years?

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Third-year undergraduate Kathryn Morgan responds to themes of family, belonging and nostalgia in recent issues of Planet, drawing on her family history as a grandchild of Welsh emigrants to Canada and her current experience of living in Cardiff.

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Third-year undergraduate Greg Taylor responds to our series ‘Welsh Keywords’ which, inspired by Raymond Williams’ Keywords, offers contemporary perspectives on contested meanings of words in Welsh, and how these shifting meanings continue to shape our society.

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A stunning visual contribution by Bethany E. Williams, the latest contributor to our Aberystwyth University ILLCA Student Ambassador Scheme. Bethany gives her artistic perspective on ‘Retracing Wales’, our series of creative responses in Planet magazine to the Wales Coast Path by some of Wales’s leading writers and artists.

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Masters student Natalie Cox responds to ‘Retracing Wales’, our series of creative responses to the Wales Coast Path, which go astray from the usual tourism and heritage script.

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Third-year undergraduate Kevin Hudson responds to ‘Retracing Wales’, our series of creative responses to the Wales Coast Path, which go astray from the usual tourism and heritage script.

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