Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol appoints student ambassadors at Swansea University

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has recruited ambassadors with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh. For the first time this year, the ambassadors were recruited following an interview as well as an application form.

The 25 ambassadors are located at seven universities across Wales, including four at Swansea University. Shannon Rowlands, Nicole Davies, Katie Phillips and Lydia Hobbs will start their work this month and be responsible for completing various tasks throughout the year.

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Their main role as ambassadors will be to persuade school pupils to follow part of their university studies through the medium of Welsh and champion the advantages this brings.

They will represent the 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.

Llais y Llysgennad will give a snapshot of the ambassadors’ lives through pictures, videos and much more. The Coleg Cymraeg blog can be found here and pictures of the ambassadors will be available on the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s website.

Shannon Rowlands said: "I applied to become an ambassador to showcase the opportunities available for students to study in Welsh and to show what it means when studying a health course. For me, studying a Welsh language module means that I am more likely to have a placement in areas that have a higher percentage of Welsh speakers, I'll have the right to present some pieces of work in Welsh, and I'll also have a Welsh speaking tutor. All of these things make me feel more at home and comfortable at university. I'm also looking forward to meeting new people through my work as an ambassador!"