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 the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Heledd Roberts from Llangadog and Deian Thomas from Pumsaint 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.
Heledd who’s studying Performing, was delighted to have the opportunity to study through Welsh:
‘‘The best thing about studying my course partly through Welsh is the opportunity to socialise and work through the language with people who share the same interests.’’
Deian, who’s also studying Performing hopes to ease any worries pupils may have about studying through Welsh at higher education level:
‘‘Don’t worry, there’s plenty of support available at the university and my Welsh is improving each day. Also, the close knit community that exists on the campus and the feeling of being part of one big family is great.’’
The Coleg Cymraeg blog can be found here and pictures of the ambassadors are on the Coleg Cymraeg Flickr page.
Picture: Deian Thomas