Dylan Nicholas

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Business and Management Studies

Dylan Nicholas

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Business and Management Studies

Originally from: Llangynnwr, Carmarthen

School/College: Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin

University: Cardiff Metropolitan University

Year: 1

University course: Business and Management

Why choose to study the degree subject: Business is a wide-ranging course, with a number of possible routes that will prepare me for a job in the public, private or voluntary sector. I also enjoyed studying Business as an A level subject, and I was keen to continue with my business studies at a higher level.

Why choose to study in Welsh: Since I've had all my education through my mother tongue, the Welsh language, it was a natural step for me to choose to study in Welsh. There are many advantages of studying through the medium of Welsh, such as better job opportunities. Two languages give you double the chances.

What's the best thing about studying in Welsh: It prepares you for the future workplace, giving you an opportunity to work in Wales and beyond. It also adds value to what we learn since I will have opportunities to use bilingual skills in the workplace in due course.

Any advice for prospective students concerned about studying in Welsh: There's certainly nothing to worry about with studying through the medium of Welsh. It's a natural progression in education which reflects and develops the skills we already have.

Would you encourage others to apply for a Coleg Cymraeg scholarship: Having received an Incentive Scholarship, I would definitely encourage students to apply for a Coleg Cymraeg scholarship. It gives you the confidence and the motivation to promote the language and ensure that the Welsh language is central in studying for the future.

Why apply to be an ambassador: As a young person for whom the Welsh language is central to my life, it was a natural step for me to apply to be an ambassador. The Welsh language has given me an incredible number of experiences since my childhood, and I'm very keen that every young person has the same opportunity to learn and have fun through the medium of Welsh.

What do you enjoy most about being in university in Wales: It's an exciting course, but the University also gives us an opportunity to network, gain confidence and develop skills, within the academic course and beyond in leisure time.

Hobbies: I play rugby for Whitland youth rugby team in Carmarthenshire, and for Cardiff University GymGym [Welsh language student society]. I love contributing to Welsh language social events including the Urdd Eisteddfod and the National Eisteddfod.

Likes: Mam's Sunday Dinner when I'm home from University for the weekend.

Dislikes: Mice

Favourite Welsh language programme/film: Pobol y Cwm.

Any other interesting facts about youI have a twin.