The original 1848 building lies at the heart of the Carmarthen campus. It was originally known as the South Wales & Monmouthshire Training College and was established to train teachers for church schools in England and Wales.
It later became known as Trinity College and subsequently Trinity University College before becoming the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
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Sweeping lawns and landscaped areas form a picturesque setting for the mix of Victorian and modern buildings. The campus boasts a range of facilities including a well-stocked library and excellent learning and teaching spaces, a fully equipped theatre and workshops, media and music suites as well as IT facilities which include open access areas and rooms for students to undertake group work. Sports facilities include the Sports Centre with a Health and Fitness Suite, swimming pool and a multi-purpose dance studio.
Students Services and Students’ Union are both located in their own buildings on the campus enabling students to access their facilities and services easily. Student accommodation includes catered and self-catering halls which are located on the campus.
A new Learning and Teaching building provides first-class facilities for lectures, group work as well as social spaces where you can relax with your friends in between lectures. Our programmes in Art and Design are offered jointly with Coleg Sir Gâr, located adjacent to our Carmarthen campus. The combined strength of the academic and professional expertise provided, as well as the dedicated facilities, including studios, exhibition spaces and workshops, enable our students to develop their creative talents and hone their technical skills in an environment conducive to their needs. Students who enrol on Coleg Sir Gâr programmes are also able to enjoy the wealth of facilities located on the campus, including the student accommodation.
Student Life at Carmarthen
The Carmarthen campus is located on the outskirts of Carmarthen, the reputed birthplace of Merlin of Arthurian legend and the oldest town in Wales. It is a busy town which enjoys a good mix of traditional and modern shops, attesting to its unique charm and its readiness to adapt to the needs of the modern shopper.
It is home to national chains, boutique style shops, as well as excellent indoor and outdoor markets. It enjoys excellent leisure facilities and boasts the first purpose-built digital cinema with six 3D screens. The town is served by major road and rail networks and is within easy reach of major cities including Swansea and Cardiff, as well as ferry ports in west Wales.
There are four student residences on campus, which offer single and shared rooms in catered or self-catering accommodation. The facilities are offered at very affordable prices which include all utility bills. If you choose to live on campus, you will be given your own room for the duration of the academic year which means that you won’t have to move out during vacation periods. All rooms have Internet access so you can bring your own laptop or PC.
First year students are normally housed in the catered Halls of Residence - Myrddin, Non and Tower - which offer spacious bedrooms with plenty of storage space and wash-hand basins. Bathroom and snack preparation areas are shared with other residents.
In the second and third years, students normally choose to live in self-catering halls. Archbishop Noakes Hall contains flats of eight en-suite single bedrooms with shared kitchen and living facilities. Self-catering rooms may also be available to first year students, particularly students with specific needs.
We have a well-established study abroad scheme with partnerships in the USA, Canada, China and Europe, and our dedicated team will provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout your study abroad experience. To find out more about the UWTSD study abroad programme visit www.uwtsd.ac.uk/international