UWTSD Lampeter Welcomes Students for the Humanities Summer Academy

03.08.2016

From 19 July – 1 August, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David hosted its first Humanities Summer Academy on the Lampeter Campus where 21 students from across the UK attended the residential to explore the Humanities in Higher Education.

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The Humanities Summer Academy is a two-week residential where prospective students participated in varied academic sessions around the theme of “Food and Drink”. Our expert lecturers conducted sessions ranging from ‘Cannibalism in Greek History and Mythology’, ‘Master Chefs of Ancient China’, and ‘All Things Kosher’.

Through the academic programme the students have been exploring humanities subjects and topics that are unfamiliar to them. Danielle Evans, an attendee at the Humanities Summer Academy says “It has been really interesting to experience other subjects within humanities”.

Besides the academic sessions in the week, the students also have a busy social programme too, with Student Ambassadors on hand to offer ideas and activities such as bowling, film nights, boot camp, karaoke, quiz nights, ‘Challenge Days’, and the Lampeter Food Festival on 23 July. The students have had a great time getting to know one another from towns and cities across the UK and farther afield.

Julianna Beecher, one of the Student Ambassadors, says: “The students are really enjoying their time here and the social activities put in place – especially the #selfie tour!! Their enthusiasm and energy has made them a pleasure to work with.”

All the students who attended completed the Humanities Summer Academy successfully and were awarded 20 UCAS points that can be used to apply for any degree programme at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. It is also a great addition to their CV and UCAS Personal Statement and a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience life at university.

Anne Staff, a student who has travelled from Norway for the event, has thoroughly enjoyed the experience and says it has been a “great opportunity to experience how life at university is [like] and explore the humanities!”

Hayley Goddard, the Faculty Marketing Officer for the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts at UWTSD:

“The event has been a real success. The students have fully engaged with the topic ‘Food and Drink’ and have learnt a lot from our friendly and committed lecturers. The wide range of humanities subjects on offer allows each student to make well-informed decisions about Higher Education and the humanities subject that they would like to pursue further. Based on its success, we hope to run a Humanities Summer Academy next year too.”


For more information about the Humanities Summer Academy or the Humanities degree programmes at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, please contact:

Hayley Goddard

h.goddard@uwtsd.ac.uk

01570 424 959