Academic Board

The main function of the Academic Board is to contribute to academic planning in order to support the development and implementation of the Coleg's corporate strategy. It ensures representation and ownership by academics and students of the Coleg's work and processes. 

The terms of reference of the Academic Board can be found in the terms of reference section.


The current membership of the Academic Board is as follows:


  • Gwilym Dyfri Jones

Nominated by the institutions

  • Dr Gwenno Ffrancon (Swansea University)
  • Jonathan Fry (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr Llion Jones (Bangor University)
  • Dr Huw Williams (Cardiff University)
  • Jamie James (University of South Wales)
  • Daniel Tiplady (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  • Professor Catrin Haf Williams (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
  • Nia Cole-Jones (The Open University in Wales)
  • Elen Mai Nefydd (Glyndwr University)

Appointed by the Coleg

  • Professor Gwynedd Parry (Swansea University)
  • Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones (Center for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies)
  • Professor Eleri Pryse (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr Prysor Williams (Bangor University)
  • Professor Mererid Hopwood (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr Dylan Foster Evans (Cardiff University)
  • Llŷr Roberts (University of South Wales)
  • Awen Iorwerth (Cardiff University)
  • Dr Euryn Roberts (Bangor University)

Student representatives

  • Dafi Jones (Aberystwyth University)
  • Celt John (Bangor University)
  • Tom Kemp (Swansea University)
  • Laurie Thomas (University of South Wales)
  • Deio Owen (Cardiff University)
  • Bo Leung (Cardiff Metropolitan University)


  • Dr Aled Eirug (chair, Board of Directors)
  • Meri Huws (chair, Post-16 Strategic Board)
  • Professor Lisa Lewis (chair, Research and Publication Committee)