Press Releases 2017

Academic from University of Wales Trinity Saint David receives Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Fellowship

10.03.2017

One of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s leading academics was received as a fellow of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in a special ceremony in Swansea this week.   

Sian Wyn Siencyn

During the annual Congregation of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Dr Siân Wyn Siencyn received the honour for her outstanding contribution to Welsh Medium higher education and to the work of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in general.

Dr Siân Wyn Siencyn is a pioneer in the field of Early Childhood as an academic discipline.  She graduated in English from University of Wales Aberystwyth and spent over twenty five years supporting young people and families as a teacher, advisor, policy developer and researcher.  She later joined the staff of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen and she was prominent in establishing the School of Early Years in the institution in 2000, developing the department as a leader of its field over the fifteen years she was its head.  She was also a member of the Academic Board of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and she led a number of the Coleg’s funded projects at UWTSD.  

Dr Siân Wyn Siencyn a former Chair of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol branch at UWTSD said:   

“I’m extremely grateful for this special honour.  Over the past few years the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has been a pioneer in developing a wide range of academic courses through the medium of Welsh.  It's wonderful to see the work of the School of Early Years and the early childhood studies field at UWTSD being recognised. After all, UWTSD’s contribution to Welsh medium higher education has been so important over many years.”  

Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Pro Associate Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David said:

“As one who had the honour of working with Siân for fifteen years and more, I can testify to her passion, industry, ability to inspire, her loyalty and the astuteness and keenness of her mind.  She was innovative and progressive in her field, ready to push boundaries where needed, willing to challenge decisions when she felt there was injustice.”

Andrew Green, Chairman of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol added:

“I was delighted to honour Dr Siân Wyn Siencyn as a new fellow of the Coleg - she has contributed significantly to the field of education in Wales and her continuous support for our work has been clear since the very early days of the Coleg.”

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