Once again this year, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has funded more lecturers to teach in various fields at universities across Wales.
As a result, Welsh medium provision will be available at the University of South Wales in subjects such as Surveying and Land and Property Studies and Business Management.
Having spent over 30 years as director of many public companies in the private sector, Owain Llywelyn from Cardiff has been appointed to a Surveying and Land and Property Studies lecturing post at the University of South Wales and is eager to start teaching through the medium of Welsh:
‘‘I hope to be able to develop Welsh medium provision within Surveying and Land and Property Studies and recruit more students to apply for higher education courses at the University of South Wales.’’
Carys Mai Hughes from Fishguard has been appointed to teach Business Management and she will join a team of Welsh medium lecturers at Canolfan ABC – the Coleg Cymraeg’s Business Studies Centre in South East Wales. The centre works across the University of South Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff University.
Carys obtained a first class honours degree in Business and received an award for her achievements while studying Events Management at the University of South Wales.
‘‘I have a great interest in the Coleg’s Business Studies Centre (Canolfan ABC) as I completed a large part of my degree through the medium of Welsh there. I’m eager to work with the current lecturers to expand the centre further and create new opportunities to study Business, Management, Tourism, Hospitality and Events through the medium of Welsh.’’
Dr Ioan Matthews, Chief Executive of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol said:
‘‘We were glad to be able to support these appointments and look forward to seeing more students studying subjects through Welsh as a result of the Coleg’s investment. I would like to wish them all well as they create resources and recruit perspective students over the years to come.’’
Picture: Carys Mai Hughes, Business, the University of South Wales
Pictures of those who have been appointed under the auspices of the Coleg Cymraeg this year can be found here