University of Wales Trinity Saint David
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)'s mission is transforming education: transforming lives. Its main campuses are in south west Wales, in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea; each has its own distinctive appeal and different courses on offer, yet all are united by the same friendly atmosphere, employment focus and passion for nurturing the development of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The university's satellite campuses include WIAV and CBC, in Cardiff, and UWTSD London.
UCAS Code: T80
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Level of study
- Undergraduate 84%
- Postgraduate 16%
Mode of study
- Full Time 71%
- Part Time 29%
Where students come from
- UK 94%
- EU 3%
- Other 4%
- Male 44%
- Female 56%
Undergraduate Open Days
Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you.
Student Services and Facilities
- Students can visit the UWTSD libraries in Swansea, Carmarthen, Lampeter and London for help with finding information both online and in print, to access a PC or to find a place to study. Lampeter also has the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives (RBLA) and the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre (RERC).
- A wide range of resources can be accessed from the online library, including e-books, e-journals, specialist databases, online newspapers and much more.
- An InfoSkills programme has been launched to help students develop their digital and information skills, promoting opportunities to speak to specialist staff, a series of bookable events and specialist drop-in sessions for those starting their dissertations.
- There are a number of opportunities for students to gain part-time work within the university. There are openings for intern programmes and many students choose to act as ambassadors, providing support for central teams.
- There are opportunities to gain part-time employment with local business and industry, depending on campus. The university has a clear focus on entrepreneurship and is well connected with employers.
- The Careers Service is available to all students and graduates of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, during their studies and after graduation, to help maximise their potential and employability.
- Careers advisers are able to assist students with all aspects of career planning, including choosing a career, job-seeking strategies, guidance on application procedures and CVs, and interview techniques.
- The service can also provide guidance on course changes, work experience and further study options.
- The Careers Service posts information about local and national job vacancies, careers-related events and various career paths on its Facebook page and on Twitter.
- Students joining UWTSD are encouraged to sign up with a local medical practice. The university works collaboratively with St Peter's Surgery in Carmarthen, the Lampeter Medical Centre, and the Kingsway Surgery in Swansea in providing healthcare provision for students.
- UWTSD has a team of professionally qualified counsellors on each campus who provide a confidential support service for students.
- The university's team of professionally qualified Mental Health Advisers and specialist mentors also provide support to eligible students.
- All discussions are completely confidential and students can make an appointment by contacting Student Services.
- The university is committed to inclusive education and to providing excellent support and facilities to all students, before and during their studies.
- A team of dedicated staff across all campuses provides a wide range of advice, guidance and support to help make each student's experience as good as it can possibly be.
- The Learning Support team can provide screening and assessment for specific learning differences (SpLD) and support eligible students in applying for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA). Specialist learning support staff provide one-to-one tuition or support for eligible students.
- Trinity Saint David Students' Union works on behalf of students to help them make the most of their time at university. Students are automatically members and can join any of the SU's clubs and societies − or even start their own.
- The Students' Union is a democratic organisation; student leaders are elected and direct the work of the SU. Students can shape their own education and experience by becoming a course representative, or standing for student council.
- The Students' Union stands up for student rights. The SU supports students who are having a tough time, but is also there to make sure that they have the best time at university, socially and academically.
- The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is one of the newest universities in the UK, yet it has a long and rich history. It was formed in 2010 by merging together the University of Wales, Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, under Lampeter’s Royal Charter of 1828, combining the long histories of both institutions.
- In 2012 the former Swansea Metropolitan University joined the UWTSD family. The UWTSD Group also includes two further education colleges, Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion.
- In 2018 UWTSD's new Swansea Waterfront development opens, for students of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, and Yr Athrofa, The Institute of Education; while Carmartehn campus welcomes Canolfan S4C Y Egin, the new headquarters of Wales' national broadcaster and home to a variety of related companies and organisations.
- The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Royal Charter is the oldest university in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; the Lampeter campus was founded in 1822 and received its Royal Charter from King George IV in 1828.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Barry John – former Welsh rugby international.
- Stuart Burrows – tenor.
- Sarra Elgan Easterby – TV presenter.
- Jules Hudson – TV presenter.
- Pete Paphides – journalist.
- Juliette Forster – journalist and TV presenter.
- Rachel Whitty – Service Improvement Specialist Sales to Cash at John Lewis, Partnership Services Division.
- Pene Pati, Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay – members of popular classical group Sol3 Mio.
- Lloyd Macey – singer, finalist in The X-Factor 2017.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen Campus, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP