7 January 2016

Student Ambassadors Appointed across Welsh Universities

7 January 2016
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 one at Aberystwyth University.

Poppy Evans from Pontiets, Llanelli who's studying Law will start this month and be responsible for completing various tasks throughout the year.

Her 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.

She will represent the Coleg Cymraeg at school visits, UCAS fairs and Eisteddfodau as well as record her experiences in a brand new blog.

Llais y Llysgennad will give a snapshot of the ambassadors’ lives through pictures, videos and much more.

Poppy, who received her education at Ysgol Bro Myrddin, was delighted to have the opportunity to continue to study through Welsh at university level:

‘‘I have studied through Welsh since primary school level and I see that bilingual students have a specialist skill to add to their CV’s.’’

Poppy also hopes to ease any worries pupils may have about studying through Welsh at higher education level:

‘‘The Coleg Cymraeg offers a number of online learning resources which is a great help. The lectures are a little smaller which provides an opportunity to receive further support from the lecturers which is advantageous.''

The Coleg Cymraeg blog can be found here and pictures of the ambassadors are on the Coleg Cymraeg Flickr page.

Student Ambassadors Appointed across Welsh Universities