The Coleg Cymraeg has appointed five new ambassadors from Swansea University for 2021 to encourage more prospective students to take an interest in Welsh-medium higher education.
There are 26 ambassadors based at seven universities across Wales this year. Their main role as ambassadors will be to encourage more learners from schools and further education colleges to pursue their studies through the medium of Welsh and explain the benefits of doing so.
They will represent the Coleg Cymraeg in a variety of ways online, including by giving presentations, creating and contributing to the Coleg's social media content, writing blogs and creating Sŵn y Stiwdants (Student Sounds) podcasts.
The five ambassadors from Swansea University are:
- Elen Wyn Jones (Welsh, Media and Public Relations)
- Emily Louise Evans (Welsh)
- Alaw Grug Harries (Law and Criminology)
- Lois Medi Williams (Adult Nursing)
- Stuart Michael John Denman (Adult Nursing)
The Coleg Cymraeg's Marketing Manager, Elin Williams, said: “The ambassadors make an important contribution in spreading the message about Welsh language student life at our universities and the benefits of Welsh-medium education. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, promotion on social media and podcasts has become increasingly important. We look forward to working with an enthusiastic group of students from across Welsh universities once again this year.”
Sŵn y Stiwdants podcasts can be heard on Spotify, where Welsh-speaking students share their experiences, be it about university life during a pandemic, their courses or chatting and putting the world to rights! You can also follow their adventures and see their pictures on the Coleg Cymraeg website and the 'Dy Ddyfodol Di' Instagram and Twitter pages and the 'Coleg Cymraeg' Facebook and YouTube pages.