Lecturer appointed to meet demand for Welsh Language provision

The College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University has appointed a Welsh language medium lecturer thanks to the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Experienced social worker Delyth Lloyd Griffiths will join the College of Human and Health Sciences as Senior Tutor in Social Work. Delyth is no stranger to higher education after years spent lecturing in Bangor University before coordinating a post graduate course for Swansea University Social Work students between 2009-2012. Her main responsibility will be to increase the Welsh language medium provision available in South West Wales and work closely with local partners and authorities.

Delyth, who will begin her post shortly, is one of four newly appointed Welsh language medium lecturers at Swansea University.  The appointments will be funded until 2017.

Professor Iwan Davies, Swansea University’s Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor said: ‘‘We are pleased to have been able to appoint these lecturers and look forward to seeing the Welsh language provision strengthened across numerous disciplines from September onwards. The individuals have vast experiences in their own fields and our students will no doubt benefit from their expertise over the next five years. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all four and wish them well in their new posts.’’

Dr Ioan Matthews, Chief Executive of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol concluded:  ‘‘We are glad that Swansea University have successfully appointed these academics under the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s Staffing Scheme. The Coleg welcomes the yearly progress with regards to the Welsh language provision at Swansea and the exciting developments at Academi Hywel Teifi. Students at Swansea University and further afield will no doubt benefit from these posts over the next few years as a result of the Coleg’s investment.’’