Academic Board

The main function of the Academic Board is to contribute to academic planning in order to support the development and implementation of the Coleg's corporate strategy. It ensures representation and ownership by academics and students of the Coleg's work and processes. 

The Coleg’s Academic Board has up to 34 members, including the chair. The board comprises eight members nominated by Welsh higher education institutions, 13 members appointed by the Coleg, up to eight members representing students and three members representing the further education sector. The chair of the Coleg’s Academic Collaboration Committee is an ex-officio member.


The current membership of the Academic Board is as follows:


  • Dr Hefin Jones

Nominated by the institutions

  • Dr Gwenno Ffrancon (Swansea University)
  • Dr Cerys Jones (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr Paula Roberts (Bangor University)
  • Dr Jonathan Morris (Cardiff University)
  • Rebecca Bowen (University of South Wales)
  • Daniel Tiplady (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  • Dr Catrin Haf Williams (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
  • Judith Davies (The Open University in Wales)
  • Elen Mai Nefydd (Glyndwr University)

Appointed by the Coleg

  • Professor Siwan Davies (Swansea University)
  • Professor Gwynedd Parry (Swansea University)
  • Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
  • Professor Eleri Pryse (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr Prysor Williams (Bangor University)
  • Delyth Murphy (Bangor University)
  • Professor Mererid Hopwood (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
  • Dr Dylan Foster Evans (Cardiff University)
  • Llŷr Roberts (University of South Wales)
  • Dr Awen Iorwerth (Cardiff University)
  • Dr Euryn Roberts (Bangor University)

Further education sector representatives

  • Bryn Hughes Parry (Grŵp Llandrillo Menai)
  • Carys Swain (Bridgend College)

Student representatives

  • Tomos Ifan (Aberystwyth University)
  • Lleucu Myrddin (Bangor University)
  • Emyr Owen (Glyndwr University)
  • Megan Fflur Colbourne (Swansea University)
  • Elis Alsopp (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
  • Llio Alun (University of South Wales)
  • Jacob Morris (Cardiff University)
  • Sara Elen Patterson (Cardiff Metropolitan University)


  • Dr Haydn E Edwards (chair, Board of Directors)
  • Professor Jerry Hunter (chair, Research and Publication Committee)