12 February 2020
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 23 ambassadors are located at six universities across Wales, including three at
Cardiff Metropolitan University. They are Gwenllian Lois Morris and Dafydd Duggan and Meilyr Jones, who return as ambassadors while studying for their Masters. All will start work this month and will be responsible for completing various tasks throughout the year.
Their main role as ambassadors will be to persuade school pupils and further education colleges to follow part of their studies through the medium of Welsh and to champion the advantages of this.
They will represent Coleg Cymraeg at school visits, UCAS fairs and Eisteddfodau as well as record their experiences in an online blog and on various social media platforms.
For the first time this year, the prospective ambassadors were required to put forward a minute-long video as well as an application form.
Speaking on behalf of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Elin Williams said:
"We're extremely excited to be able to announce the appoint of 23 new ambassadors from the higher education sector for 2020. Having a group of young and enthusiastic people working with us to promote Welsh medium study opportunities is a huge help in terms of projecting a positive image of the importance of studying through the medium of Welsh.
"There is a wide range of subjects available through the medium of Welsh in our universities by now and it will be the ambassadors' role to explain the advantages of studying through the medium of Welsh."
You can follow our ambassadors' University adventures on the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol website and on Instagram and Twitter 'Dy Ddyfodol Di' and Facebook, You Tube and Snapchat 'Coleg Cymraeg'
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