University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Welcome to University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The University of Wales Trinity St 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, combining the long histories of both institutions.
Spread across three campuses in south west Wales, the university offers a wide selection of courses in subjects as varied as engineering, the arts, media, education and humanities.
Each campus has its own character, with two based in the beautiful countryside of Wales, and the third based in vibrant Swansea.
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Courses and fees
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes in subjects including: art and design, education, psychology, performing arts, sport, health, leisure, tourism, the humanities, business and management, computing, engineering and the built and natural environments.
Typical offers varies from programme to programme: for more information on the undergraduate courses on offer, visit the university's website.
There are five faculties which make up the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. They are the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering; Faculty of Art and Design; Faculty of Business and Management; Faculty of Education and Communities; and the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts.
Courses on offer include those in computing, engineering, design, art, film, media, business, tourism, sport, teaching, psychology, history, archaeology, performing arts and more.
A full breakdown of all the courses on offer can be found on the university's website.
International students are welcomed to the university for full time study or for study abroad exchanges and summer schools. UK students also have the opportunity to participate in study abroad exchange programmes, and on some programmes there are international work placement opportunities in places such as California and Dubai.
For UK and EU undergraduate students, the tuition fees are £9,000 per year, while for international students they are £10,000 per year.
Postgraduate fees for UK students vary from course to course and start from £3,750. Full information on fees can be found on the university's website.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers high quality equipment and facilities for students including industry-standard workshops for engineering students, film and audio studios, water-jet cutters and CAD labs for art and design students.
In addition to this, the university has a collection of medieval and post-medieval manuscripts, printed books and archives in the Roderic Bowen Collection; the Alex Road Design Exchange has state of the art facilities for those studying product design, automotive design and glass.
Going forward there are plans to develop a new campus on Swansea’s waterfront with purpose-built new teaching and learning facilities for students.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has three main campuses in south west Wales: Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea - each offering a different kind of student experience, although they all have the same small and friendly, community feel. The former two are both located in quiet country settings, while Swansea is a larger, bustling seaside town.
Library and study facilities
The university has dedicated library spaces on all campuses with online and offline resources for all subject areas. There are a range of study spaces on offer, including individual quiet study areas, group work rooms and open study areas, and specialist subject librarians are on hand to give you support.
Students have access to a wide range of IT facilities including open access networked computers, Wi-Fi on campus, a virtual learning environment, student email, cloud-based storage, and an online library search. There are also specialist facilities on campus including computing labs, CAD labs, Mac studios, and Cintiqs.
The Careers and Employability Service is available to all students, past and present, and supports students during their studies and beyond graduation in finding a career that suits them. The university has a high success rate, with 91.5% of graduates in employment or further study after just 6 months after graduation.
All three campuses have a range of on-site eating facilities and are also close to local shops, cafes and restaurants and entertainment venues. In Carmarthen, the Halliwell Theatre is at the heart of the campus, and hosts a wide range of events including performances by students from the Faculty of Humanities and Performance, and the students’ union building has a bar and venue hosting a wide range of entertainment for students.
The Students’ Union plays a vital role in the student experience at the university and there are union facilities on each campus. The Students’ Union offers support, advice and representation for students as well as clubs and societies, sports teams, volunteering opportunities and entertainment events including Freshers and the annual Summer Ball. See http://www.tsdsu.co.uk/ for more info.
The Students’ Union has a range of sports teams and clubs that you can join including popular sports such as rugby, football, hockey, netball and basketball along with a range of other sporting clubs and societies. There are also gym facilities on all campuses: Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses offer extensive sports centres.
Medical and Welfare Services
The University’s Student Services Department offers a wide range of student support from general advice through to counselling and mental health and wellbeing support.
A wide range of advice and support on financial issues is on offer through the Student Services department. The university also offers scholarships and bursaries, and they have a financial contingency fund in place for students in financial need.
At the University of Wales Trinity Saint David there are a range of different types of accommodation available - all offering a safe and secure, but independent, home away from home while you study. Living on campus puts you at the heart of student life, and there are a wide variety of on campus services that you can benefit from.
There are also plenty of options to find private rented accommodation if you prefer, either in privately run student halls or in private rented accommodation.
What's more, all first year undergraduates are guaranteed a place in halls. For more information on the accommodation available, visit the university's website.
There are three halls to choose from if you are studying at Carmarthen, all costing £110 per week during term time and £70 during vacation time.
Myrddin is the largest of the halls, with 17 eight-bedroom units on offer. In these halls you will share bathroom and kitchen facilities with other students.
Tower is a high rise block with 10 floors, each with five bedrooms on each floor. Again, you will share bathroom and kitchen facilities with your fellow roommates.
Finally, Non is situated in the heart of the campus, which is ideal if you want to be in the centre of the action at university.
There are around 15 different residences on the Lampeter campus, which can accommodate 623 students. A choice of shared or single bedrooms are available and most are self-catering. Some rooms also have the bonus of en-suite bathrooms. Rent varies depending on room type from £2584 to £3896 per year.
There are five halls of residence on offer here, three available at the Townhill campus and two at Mount Pleasant campus.
At Townhill you will stay in single rooms, some of which have en suite shower facilities. Prices range from £63 to £79.50 per week.
Mount Pleasant can accommodate 37 students, creating a cosier feel than the other halls. All rooms are en-suite so that you can have your own privacy. Prices range from £63 to £79.50 per week.
Attending an Open Day is an excellent way for you to find out about the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the programmes on offer. At an open day you can ask questions to ensure that you are making the right decision by meeting the academic staff to discuss course options, entry requirements and learn what your course will entail.
You can also talk to the finance officers and learn about the costs of studying and the financial support available, as well as meeting the learning support team to discuss any additional support you may require.
An open day also gives you the opportunity to tour the campuses and view accommodation, plus you can meet current students and talk to them about their experiences of life at the university.
If you live outside the area, you'll also get an opportunity to get to know the town and the region in which your chosen campus is located.
Autumn Term: 26 September – 16 December 2016
Spring Term: 9 January – 31 March 2017
Summer Term: 24 April – 14 July 2017
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