Trinity Saint David appoints former student and expert in the field of Educational Psychology
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is pleased to announce a new appointment to the Faculty of Education and Training. Having been successful in applying for funding through the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s Staffing Plan, the University has appointed Lynwen Roberts as a Welsh-medium Education lecturer.Having over twenty years of managerial and leadership experience in the Educational Psychology service and special education needs issues with Ceredigion County Council, Lynwen brings valuable experience and expertise to the Faculty of Education and Training. In her role as Chief Educational Psychologist and Special Education Needs Officer with the County Council, she worked closely with Schools, Parents and various agencies to develop policies and specific strategies for the County Council.
"The University is very proud to have been able to appoint a person as experienced as Lynwen to this particular post through funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol” said Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Provost and Dean of Faculty of Education and Training. "She will have a significant contribution to make in promoting the Welsh language provision in the area of Social Inclusion and in contributing to a range of accredited programs across the Faculty of Education and Training" he said.
After completing a PGCE at Trinity, Lynwen went on to study a Masters degree in Education Psychology, before becoming a Primary Teacher and then an Education Psychologist with Ceredigion County Council.
"I look forward to coming back to Trinity Saint David, and to start in this lecturing post" said Lynwen while talking about her ambitions for the job. "The job will allow me to fly the Social Inclusion flag, ensuring equal opportunities for students to study Inclusion related issues through the medium of Welsh, as it is so important that they gain the necessary skills to work bilingually in the workplace".
Lynwen will contribute to the provision within the School of Initial Teacher Education Training and the School of Social Justice and Inclusion, by developing Welsh and bilingual study opportunities for students across both Schools.
A full list of the Faculty of Education and Training’s Welsh medium and bilingual degree courses can be found on the University website.
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- The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is working with Swansea Metropolitan University, College of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire College and Coleg Ceredigion to create a dual sector university. This means that the organisations work as a group to provide progression routes and choices for students as well as programs of study that is responsive to the needs of employers in the region.
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