Winners announced in Coleg Cymraeg Associate Lecturers Awards


06.10.2021

Two lecturers from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have won awards at the annual Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Awards ceremony.

Mae dau ddarlithydd o Brifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant wedi dod i’r brig yn ystod seremoni flynyddol Gwobrau’r Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Geraint Forster and Jeni Price receiving their awards during the ceremony. 

The Coleg's Annual Awards are presented to  some of the brightest and most dedicated Welsh-medium students and lecturers who have made a substantial contribution to post-compulsory Welsh-medium education during the 2020-21 academic year.

Annually, three awards are presented to some of the Coleg's associate lecturers based at universities across Wales. The winner of this year’s award is Geraint Forster, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, for the positive impact his work has had on the experiences of students in the department, which was clear from students’ comments. This is a new category for 2020-21, so that students have the opportunity to nominate a lecturer who has made a huge difference to their university lives. Accepting the award, Geraint Forster said:

“It is a privilege to receive this award, the student experience is the most important part of my role as an educator and the recognition of the students is invaluable. Many thanks to the students who nominated me and to the Coleg Cymraeg for the award. ”

The winner of the 'Excellent Welsh Medium Resource Award' is Jeni Price, Senior Lecturer in Rhagoriaith. recognises a lecturer or practitioner who has led on creating a high-quality Welsh-medium resource that supports the students in their studies. Jeni received the award for the resource Turning the Tide in Thirty Years, which is an online module that directly seeks to respond to the challenges of reaching a million Welsh speakers by 2050.  Following the ceremony, Jeni said:

“I feel very privileged to be able to receive this award on behalf of the Rhagoriaith team and Optimwm. Creating a resource that conveys the value of good Welsh language skills in the workplace was very important to us as a team, and we are very grateful for the special contributions of the individuals who make the resource appealing to students and encourage them to consider continuing to study Welsh, or through the medium of Welsh when faced with choices on their journey through the education system. ”

Bethan Wyn is the Branch Officer of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She added:

“Each year the Coleg receives numerous nominations from across the institutions and the standard of those nominations is always extremely high.

I would like to congratulate Geraint and Jeni and thank them for all their work over the past year. As a Branch we are very fortunate of all our members and to see these lecturers receiving this recognition is the culmination of all the activity and hard work. ”

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