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)
  • Penri James (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr Llion Jones (Bangor University)
  • Dr Huw Williams (Cardiff University)
  • Jamie James (University of South Wales)
  • Daniel Tiplady (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  • Dr Catrin Haf Williams (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
  • Judith Davies (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)

Further education sector representatives

  • Bryn Hughes Parry (Grŵp Llandrillo Menai)
  • Carys Swain (Bridgend College)

Student representatives

  • Mared Edwards (Aberystwyth University)
  • Mabon Dafydd (Bangor University)
  • Gwern Dafis (Swansea University)
  • Miriam Catrin Lennon-Jones (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
  • Seren Langdon Taylor (University of South Wales)
  • Annell Dyfri (Cardiff University)
  • Gwenllian Morris (Cardiff Metropolitan University)


  • Professor Jerry Hunter (chair, Research and Publication Committee)
  • Meri Huws (chair, Post-16 Strategic Board)