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Coleg Cymraeg appoints new Higher Education Ambassador

Coleg Cymraeg has appointed new ambassadors for 2021 to encourage more prospective students to take an interest in Welsh-medium, higher education courses.

Meinir Wyn Roberts, who studies Health and Social Care at the Dolgellau campus, has been chosen as the first Higher Education ambassador from Grŵp Llandrillo Menai for Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

There are 19 ambassadors based in universities across Wales. The main role of an ambassador is to encourage more learners from schools and Further Education colleges to pursue their studies through the medium of Welsh, whilst explaining the benefits of doing so.

They will represent the Coleg Cymraeg in a variety of ways online, including: making presentations, creating and contributing to the Coleg's social media content, writing blogs and creating 'Sŵn y Stiwdants' podcasts, as well as attending events when it’s safe to do so.

Although Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has five further education ambassadors, this is the first time that the college group has recruited a Higher Education ambassador.

Meinir Wyn Roberts said: "The fact that they have chosen me has given me the confidence to be able to inspire people of all ages, and to show that it's never too late to go back to education and study through the medium of Welsh. I hope to be able to show everyone that this is a great opportunity for them to study courses in Welsh. I am sure it will be a great experience and I am looking forward to working with the Coleg Cymraeg as an ambassador.”

'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, the 'Dy Ddyfodol Di' Instagram and Twitter pages, and the 'Coleg Cymraeg' Facebook and YouTube pages