Welsh role for new lecturer at College of Human and Health Sciences

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol have recruited a new midwifery tutor to work within Swansea University's College of Human and Health Sciences. Newly appointed Rachel Williams has said she hopes to increase the number of students who decide to take on the course through the medium of Welsh.

Revelling in her new role, Rachel Williams is one of three lecturers who have been appointed by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol - a group that works with universities across Wales to develop Welsh language medium opportunities for students.

Rachel Williams’ work will be to increase the numbers who choose to study a degree in Midwifery through the medium of Welsh within the College of Human and Health Sciences.

Alongside teaching, Rachel hopes to undertake research work on linguistic issues and their effect on the area of midwifery.

“It was an honour to be appointed Midwifery Tutor under the auspices of the Coleg Cymraeg at Swansea University," said Rachel.

"I hope to provide and assess aspects of some modules through the medium of Welsh, act as a personal tutor to those students who speak Welsh and support Welsh mentors in the workplace.

"In the longer term, my ambition is to increase the number of students interested in studying midwifery through the medium of Welsh.”

Ioan Matthews, Chief Executive of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol said, ‘‘We were pleased to hear that Swansea University have succeeded in appointing these individuals under the Coleg Cymraeg’s Academic Staffing Scheme and we wish them well as they begin to develop the provision in their relevant areas.

"The appointments will without doubt deliver an additional boost to the strong Welsh medium community which is already in place on the University campus.’’