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Gwelliant enfawr i PCYDDS

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bookwelshROEDD PRIFYSGOL Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant (PCYDDS) ymhlith y prifysgolion a welodd y cynnydd uchaf yng Nghymru yn lefel bodlonrwydd myfyrwyr yn Arolwg Cenedlaethol Myfyrwyr a gyhoeddwyd heddiw.

Roedd y canlyniadau, a welodd PCYDDS yn dringo o 76% llynedd i 81% eleni, yn cynnwys adborth gan fyfyrwyr ar draws campysau’r Brifysgol yn Abertawe, Caerfyrddin, Llanbedr Pont Steffan a Llundain ynghyd â myfyrwyr yn astudio mewn colegau addysg bellach partner a dyma oedd y set cyntaf o ganlyniadau ar y cyd i’r Brifysgol ar ei newydd wedd.

Mae’r arolwg blynyddol yn gofyn i fyfyrwyr raddio eu profiadau ac mae’n cynnwys cwestiynau ar bynciau megis ansawdd y dysgu, asesu ac adborth, cefnogaeth academaidd, trefnu a rheoli ynghyd ag adnoddau dysgu sydd ar gael i fyfyrwyr ynghyd â’r cyfleoedd am ddatblygiad proffesiynol. “Rydym yn falch iawn o weld cynnydd o 5% mewn boddhad cyffredinol” meddai’r Athro Ian Wells, Dirprwy-Is-Ganghellor, Profiad y Myfyrwyr.

“Dyma’r tro cyntaf i fyfyrwyr ar draws Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant gymryd rhan yn yr arolwg yn dilyn yr uno y llynedd gyda Phrifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe a Choleg Sir Gâr”. Yn ystod y flwyddyn ddiwethaf rydym wedi buddsoddi’n drwm yn y cyfleusterau ac adnoddau ar draws pob un o’n campysau ac mae’n galonogol gweld bod buddsoddiad o’r fath yn cael ei werthfawrogi gan ein myfyrwyr ac mae’n gwneud gwahaniaeth i’w profiad”.

Dywedodd Luke Jones, Llywydd Undeb y Myfyrwyr Grŵp PCYDDS, “Mae’n galonogol gweld newid cadarnhaol mewn nifer o feysydd o gymharu â chanlyniadau’r llynedd. Ar ôl bod drwy flwyddyn lle rydym wedi uno dau sefydliad, gallwn fod yn falch o ganlyniad yr ymchwil hon a’r modd yr ymatebodd ein myfyrwyr. Byddwn yn parhau i weithio’n agos gyda’r Brifysgol yn y dyfodol, a bydd y canlyniadau hyn yn ein galluogi i ganolbwyntio ar y materion allweddol ar gyfer ein aelodau.”

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Aberystwyth man sent to prison

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A 50-YEAR-OLD man from Ceredigion appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court on Monday (Sept 16) to face a charge of being intoxicated in a public place, whilst he was prohibited from doing so.

Malcolm Roy Edwards of Queens Road, Aberystwyth, pleaded guilty to being drunk in public in Llanrystud when he was prohibited from doing so after being made subject to a criminal behaviour order by Aberystwyth magistrates on October 12, 2017.

He also admitted breaching that order by committing this offence on September 11 this year.

Magistrates sent Edwards to prison for 18 weeks, as they felt the offence was serious having been aggravated by the offence being committed whilst on a community order.

He must also pay £122 victim surcharge, and the community order was revoked.

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Ceredigion Day Centre meet the Dream Team

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On Monday 9 September, the Dream Team visited staff and service users at, Canolfan Meugan Community Support Base for adults with learning disabilities and older people, to showcase the ‘My charter’. The Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’ West Wales was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The Dream Team is made up of the people who wrote the Charter. The Charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Organisations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to show their support by signing up to the My Charter.

Go to www.ldcharter.com for more information on ‘My Charter’.

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AM and MP help ease complicated bus pass application process

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Elin Jones AM and Ben Lake MP have offered to help constituents who need to renew their Bus Passes, after raising concerns about the change in the renewal process.

As the current Concessionary Travel Passes run out at the end of the year, Transport For Wales have asked pass holders to reapply online, however Elin Jones and Ben Lake have raised concerns that the process is over complicated and that applying online rather than via a paper form will exclude many.

Initially, if applicants wanted a paper form, TfW said that applicants had to call a helpline and were warned the process would take a long time. So, as thousands went onto the website, it crashed under the weight of demand.

However, with the website expected to be back up and running soon, Elin Jones and Ben Lake have offered to help constituents reapply.

Elin Jones said:

“Bus pass users have been told that their current passes will be accepted for travel until 31 December 2019, however after that they will need to have the new pass.

“The application process has been muddled by urging people to reapply online. We know that many over 60s and disabled people may not have internet access or may be unfamiliar with its use.

“To simplify the process, I am offering the support of my office to try and help constituents with the process of reapplying for their bus pass, and Ben Lake MP is doing the same.

“If constituents would like to collect a paper form, or if they require assistance applying on paper or online, then they are welcome to contact us and we would be glad to assist, either by arranging a visit to either of our offices, or by sending forms to you.”

Ben Lake added:

“We know how vital access to buses are to many older and vulnerable people in Ceredigion, and I hope that we will be able to help as many people as possible to keep this access.”

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