The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has recruited ambassadors with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh.
The 14 ambassadors are located at seven universities across Wales, including two at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Dylan Nicholas from Carmarthen and Danielle Jones from Swansea will start this month and be responsible for completing various tasks throughout the year.
Their main role will be to persuade school pupils to follow part of their university studies through Welsh and present the advantages of studying through the language.
They will represent the Coleg Cymraeg at school visits, UCAS fairs and Eisteddfodau as well as record their experiences in a brand new blog.
Llais y Llysgennad will give a snapshot of their lives through pictures, videos and much more.
Dylan from Ysgol Bro Myrddin, who’s studying Business and Management, was delighted to have the opportunity to study through Welsh:
‘‘I have received my education through Welsh since primary school level therefore studying through the language at higher education level was a natural choice for me. There are many advantages when studying through Welsh such as improved job prospects because two languages offer twice the opportunities.’’
Danielle who was educated at Ysgol Bryntawe and Gower College, Swansea before studying Business Management and Finance is eager to share her experience of Welsh medium higher education with prospective students:
‘‘I’m looking forward to meeting pupils who are in the process of applying to university and explain to them how I have gained by studying part of my degree course through Welsh.’’
The Coleg Cymraeg blog can be found here and pictures of the ambassadors are on the Coleg Cymraeg Flickr page.
Picture: Dylan Nicholas and Danielle Jones