The Coleg Cymraeg appoints new Higher Education Ambassadors from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David


The Coleg Cymraeg has appointed three new ambassadors from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David for 2021 to make some noise and encourage more prospective students to take an interest in Welsh-medium higher education.

Coleg Cymraeg Llysgenhadon

There are 26 ambassadors in total this year based at seven universities across Wales. 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' podcasts.

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.”

The three students that have been selected are Heledd Mair James, Megan Samuel and Celyn Angharad Jones.  Bethan Wyn, Coleg Cymraeg Branch Officer at UWTSD said:

“I would like to congratulate the three who have been appointed Ambassadors for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol this year, I am very pleased that Megan and Celyn are going to continue their good work and I’d like to also welcome Heledd and wish her well.

The work of these ambassadors is vital in attracting prospective students to study through the medium of Welsh and these three enthusiastic and knowledgeable students will use their personal experiences to promote the benefits of studying at the Welsh language. From Freshers' Weekend, to their accommodation, to their varied performances as well as their academic studies, Celyn, Megan and Heledd's experiences will surely draw attention to the benefits of studying through the medium of Welsh at UWTSD.”

'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.

Further Information

For more information contact the Coleg Cymraeg's ambassador scheme manager, Elliw Baines Roberts, on or Arwel Lloyd

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol was established in 2011. The Coleg leads on the development of Welsh-medium and bilingual education and training in the post-compulsory sector in Wales. The Coleg achieves this by working in partnership with universities, further education institutions and apprenticeship providers to build a first-class, inclusive Welsh-medium education and training system.

To find out more about the Coleg, visit: