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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

Urban
Urban

In a town

Rural
Rural

In or close to the countryside

Coastal
Coastal

On the coast, near the sea

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: T80

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    113
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.12 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.39 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.12 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    52.7 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    15.0
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,124
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    772
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    69.0 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    78.2 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

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%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

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

Library

  • 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.

Student jobs

  • 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.

Careers advice

  • 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.

Health services

  • 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.

Counselling services

  • 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.

Disability support

  • 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.

Students' Union

  • 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.

History

  • 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.

Fascinating Fact

  • 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.

Address

University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen Campus, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP