Press Releases 2016

Graduation at UWTSD

07.11.2016

Students from two different education related programmes graduated last week during an intimate ceremony that was held in the Chapel on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s campus in Carmarthen.

The first cohort to graduate included teachers who’d qualified through the Teach First scheme – an innovative programme enabling high achieving students to enter the teaching profession. 

The second cohort were graduates of the pioneering BA in Early Childhood - the first degree to be offered at the Carmarthen campus as a flexible route to enable students to apply their workplace experience directly to their studies. 

The Flexible Early Childhood degree was designed to combine students' work and volunteering commitments with study on evenings and weekends with the course offered over two years rather than the traditional three year route.  Students access lectures and tutorials during some twilight and evening sessions as well as on some pre-arranged Saturdays each term.

“The University’s Carmarthen campus has a proud track record for programmes relating to education and training.  It was established in 1848 as a teacher training college to raise standards and to effect social change,” said the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes DL.

“Over the years, we have continued to offer innovative courses to make a difference to the lives of individuals and the communities we serve.  Having followed these leading new programmes, our graduates will have the opportunity to shape the future of the children entrusted to their care – to make the most of the opportunity to enable every young person, regardless of their backgrounds, to develop their potential to the full.

“I should like to congratulate you all on your achievements and wish you every success for the future.”

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Principal Communications and PR Officer on 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 / sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk