Full name: Jacques Stefan Mahé
Originally from: Neath
School/College for A Level: Canolfan Gwenallt, Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera
University: University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen
University course: Education Studies: Primary
Why did you choose to study the degree subject?
A passion for developing future generations.
Why did you choose to study through the medium of Welsh?
The Welsh language is a vital quality in education and an essential skill if you wish to have a successful career in the field.
What's the best thing about studying a course partly through the medium of Welsh?
The new friends that I met; we started out as strangers, but with the Welsh language in common, we have become great friends!
Any advice for prospective students who are worried about studying in Welsh?
Give it a go! There's loads of advice and support on offer, whether it be from lecturers, fellow students or ambassadors/representatives. There's also a lot of courses that give you the option to submit your work in either Welsh or English. My advice would be to give it a go, what have you got to lose?
Would you encourage others to apply for a Coleg Cymraeg scholarship and why?
It's an honour to say that I have been lucky enough to receive one of the Main Scholarships that the Coleg Cymraeg offer. I didn't think that I had much of a chance, but I succeeded and now I'm lucky enough to be able to represent the Coleg and promote the amazing opportunities on offe!
Why did you apply to be an ambassador and what are you most looking forward to?
As someone who was lucky enough to see the amazing work that the Coleg's ambassadors do when they visited my old sixth form, I'm looking forward to visiting a variety of places to promote the Coleg and share the Welsh language over the next year.
What do you enjoy most about being at university?
The strong Welsh ethos, fellow students, the opportunities, and most importantly... the Starbucks upstairs 😂
Socialising, travelling to new places, music and buying new clothes when I shouldn't be as I have no money 99% of the time...
Coffee, Spotify Playlists and spending time with my family and closest friends
Least favourite things?
Lager, the Devil's drink. Beer is fine, but lager, no, no, no, no thanks
Favourite Welsh language programme / film?
Any other interesting information about you?
I used to be a Barista, so I'm your guy for a coffee and some latté art; I'm also quite adept at falling flat on my face in a completely sober state and umm... half drunk.