Press Releases 2016

University of Wales Trinity Saint David Prospective Student wins the William Salesbury Scholarship

05.05.2016

A student who will begin her degree course with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in September has won a scholarship from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol worth £5000 over the duration of her studies.

Teleri Wilson from Pontfaen, Fishguard, begins her BA Primary Education with QTS degree course in Carmarthen at the beginning of the next academic year.

Teleri currently attends Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych and is studying Welsh, Music, Geography and the Welsh Baccalaureate as A Level subjects and is looking forward to starting her studies at UWTSD in the autumn.

"Winning the award is an incredible honor," said Teleri. "Welsh is my first language and I'm determined to continue my education through the medium of Welsh.

"As I’ll be studying Primary Education - and as there are so many great teaching resources available in Welsh - the money will help me to buy those resources and will ultimately enrich the education of the children."

Teleri has wanted to be a teacher ever since she went to primary school on work experience and is really looking forward to studying Primary Education in Carmarthen.

"I have known for many years that I wanted to study education and Carmarthen offers the ideal location. It's rural and very friendly so I'm sure I will be very happy studying there."

This scholarship is offered by the William Salesbury Fund to a student of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and is open to students studying 100% of their course through the medium of Welsh.

With more than 60 degrees eligible for the scholarship across a number of institutions in Wales, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is very pleased to see one of its prospective students winning the coveted scholarship.

Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David says: "On behalf of the University, I extend our warmest congratulations to Teleri on winning the William Salesbury Scholarship. The University is extremely proud of its reputation in the field of teacher education and we look forward to welcoming Teleri to our midst as she starts on her journey within the profession."

Teleri is the third student to receive this annual scholarship offered by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.  The scholarship is open to those who will be studying a course offered exclusively through the medium of Welsh at a Welsh university. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol manages the scholarship on behalf of the William Salesbury Fund.

Further Information

  1. For more information please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676908 / sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07449 998476