Professor Medwin Hughes DL DPhil DPS FRSA

Medwin HughesProfessor Medwin Hughes is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, a university created under Wales’s oldest university Royal Charter, through the merger of the University of Wales, Lampeter and Trinity University College in 2010 and Swansea Metropolitan University in 2013. Coleg Sir Gâr merged into the UWTSD Group in August 2013 and Coleg Ceredigion joined in January 2014. The transformed University, which includes other FE Colleges in the region within a dual sector university grouping, will serve the needs of Wales within an international context.

In October 2011 Professor Hughes also became the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales enabling him to oversee the full merger of the institution into UWTSD within the next two years.

Professor Medwin Hughes became Principal of Trinity College in September 2000 and led the University to the successful bids for taught degree awarding powers and subsequently university college status. He had previously undertaken lectureships and research roles at Trinity College, Cardiff University and the North East Institute of Higher Education, now known as Glyndŵr University.

Professor Hughes was born in Llangefni, Anglesey, and is a graduate of Aberystwyth University and Jesus College, Oxford. He is a former Deputy Chair of the Welsh Language Board and has served on many Advisory Committees of the Welsh Assembly Government and the Council of Europe in respect of educational matters. He is a former member of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Board for Wales, and is the former chairman of Kaleidoscope UK, a charity working with individuals and families involved with the mis-use of drugs and alcohol but retains his seat on the Board. 

He serves as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Dyfed, and is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and of the Royal Society of Arts.


Professor Medwin Hughes DL DPhil DPS FRSA

Vice-Chancellor 

Tel: 01267 676701
E-mailm.hughes@trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk