Press Releases 2017

Graduation season starts at UWTSD

03.07.2017

The first of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s graduation ceremonies took place at the University’s Carmarthen campus today (Monday, July 3rd). 

Carmarthen Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremonies offer an opportunity to celebrate the success, hard work and commitment of UWTSD’s graduates and gives the University community the chance to pay tribute to such dedication. 

Addressing the graduans, UWTSD’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes DL said:

“We are very proud that our students represent a diverse range of backgrounds and many undertake their degree programmes alongside their careers; while others are seeking new career opportunities. The University has an excellent graduate employment record with 93.3% of last year’s undergraduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating.  I wish you all success in your pursuit of a rewarding career and remind you that, as alumni of this University, we will endeavour to assist you and hope that you will keep in touch with us.  To those of you who will continue to study with us for higher qualifications, I wish you continued success.

“As you graduate today, I hope that you will take with you the many friendships that you have made here as well as happy memories of your time with us.  For some of you, graduation means departing from the UK and returning to your home countries.  I thank you for your contribution to the University.  The presence of international students on our campuses enriches the culture and academic life of the University and makes an invaluable contribution to our reputation as an international institution.

“Graduation also provides the opportunity for us to acknowledge the support of parents, families and friends and to invite them to share this important day in the academic life of the University community. 

“Today’s your day.  Today, we mark your passing across this stage and we mark that you, everyone of you has reached a particular stage in tour development in your professional career. 

We stand here to honour you.  We stand here to mark your distinction.  And we come together to note that you today are starting on a fantastic journey.I should like to congratulate you all on your achievements and wish you every success for the future,” added Professor Hughes.

There will be another full day of ceremonies in Carmarthen tomorrow (Tuesday, July 4th); ceremonies in Lampeter on Friday and further ceremonies in Swansea on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Carmarthen Graduation Ceremony

Further Information

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies by emailing sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk / 01267 676908 / 07449 998476