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 South Wales.
Carys Jones from Llandysul and Rebecca Williams from Tonypandy 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.
They will have to familiarise themselves with the Coleg Cymraeg Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme and speak about the advantage of receiving a scholarship, as Carys who was educated at Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi before following a degree in Human Resource Management explains:
‘‘One of the best things I did was apply for a Coleg Cymraeg Scholarship because it’s a great help, especially when buying resources for modules as well as a few presents from time to time.’’
Rebecca who was educated at Ysgol y Cymer before studying Business Management hopes to ease any worries pupils may have about studying through Welsh at higher education level:
‘‘My advice would be not to worry if you’re not entirely confident in Welsh as it’s possible to present work bilingually. My grammar isn’t perfect but the lecturers are always happy to help.’’
The Coleg Cymraeg blog can be found here and pictures of the ambassadors are on the Coleg Cymraeg Flickr page.
Picture: Carys Jones and Rebecca Williams