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26 September 2013
Welsh language provision at universities across South Wales has received a significant boost due to funding by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Nine lecturers have been appointed through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme to work at Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales.
Sali Collins has been appointed to develop provision within Journalism at Cardiff University. The former head of BBC Radio Wales hopes to recruit prospective students to the capital to study the subject through Welsh for the first time.
Students will be able to study elements of Medicine through the medium of Welsh for the first time with Sara Whittam at Cardiff University. She would like to ensure that students are confident in discussing medical issues through the medium of Welsh.
Gaynor Williams has been appointed to teach Nursing and Midwifery at Cardiff University. She spent twenty years working as a nurse at University Hospital of Wales’ neurology department and Cardiff University as associate lecturer.
Manon George who’s currently drawing her PhD on law of devolution to a close has been appointed lecturer in law at Cardiff University. Manon is a member of the Wales Governance Centre and has taught Public Law through Welsh over the past four years.
After graduating from Imperial College London, Zoe Morris Williams has worked as a family doctor in Pontypridd and clinical lecturer with Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. Zoe is an active member of the Welsh Medical Society and she will join Cardiff University as Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences.
Dr Ioan Matthews, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s Chief Executive said: ‘‘We are glad that these three universities have been able to appoint these individuals through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme and wish them well in their new posts. I look forward to seeing the Welsh language provision within these institutions grow over the next few years as a result of the Coleg’s investment.’’
The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is a national body which plays a key role in planning, supporting and developing Welsh medium education and scholarship at universities in Wales. It works in partnership with universities across Wales and funds numerous high quality modules and resources.
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