Press Releases 2017

UWTSD graduate wins British Education Award

31.01.2017

University of Wales Trinity Saint David is pleased to offer congratulations to Morwenna Stewart who has been awarded a British Education Award at a prestigious ceremony in London. Morwenna, who graduated from UWTSD with 1st class honours in Graphic Design in 2015, came top of her category. She received her award at a black-tie dinner in the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. 

award night group photo

morwenna and award

The British Education Awards celebrate individual student achievement and celebrate scholars that who represent the best that can be achieved through hard work and dedication. Morwenna, who entered university as a mature student, acted as a mentor to her fellow students throughout her course. She combined her studies with a part time internship at UWTSD Swansea Student Union and is also an active volunteer at her local RNLI lifeboat station in Mumbles. Whilst juggling all of these responsibilities, Morwenna achieved one of the highest marks ever awarded for her portfolio work and was awarded a First Class degree in June 2016. She has since started her own business, Wenna Designs which she runs from her home in the Gower. She was awarded a British Education Award in the degree category to mark her achievements.

After the award, Morwenna said: "Well it's been an incredible evening, meeting some very talented and inspiring people at the British Education Awards and celebrating successes in education. I'm very humbled and proud to have won in the degree category Wales, for my Graphic Design degree at the Swansea College of Art at UWTSD! Can't believe it! Big thanks for everyone's support and best wishes..... especially to my lecturer, Donna!"

Donna Williams, who is the Course Director of BA Graphic Design, nominated Morwenna for the award. She said: "All the staff, fellow graduates and students are delighted that Morwenna has won the British Education Awards. Morwenna is an extremely humble gifted artist. She would have found all of this attention rather strange but, sometimes it's good to remember that good things happen to good people.  Well done Morwenna". 

UWTSD Swansea College of Art offers six courses in Visual Communication including Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising and Brand Design, as well as postgraduate and doctoral training. Whilst each course focuses upon clearly defined areas of study as set out below, all courses encourage traditional, new and innovative ways of challenging the wider subject area 

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: Catherine.Hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788