Press Releases 2017

UWTSD student uses her degree to promote sustainable development in Zimbabwe

10.07.2017

A graduate of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is using the skills she has learned in her degree to work with the charity Love Zimbabwe.

Lucinda and bursary certificate

Lucinda Walker received her BA Anthropology at a graduation ceremony at UWTSD’s Lampeter campus on Friday, where she was also awarded the Helen MacCormack-Turner Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship. During her time at the university, Lucinda has visited Zimbabwe twice and is now a Trustee for Love Zimbabwe, a charity registered in Wales that works with local communities in Zimbabwe to promote fair trade and sustainable development. Lucinda’s work with the local communities in Zimbabwe was also the subject of an academic article that was published the journal Anthropology Now in February.

Lucinda receiving degree

UWTSD Anthropology Programme Director Luci Attala said: “I am absolutely thrilled with Lucinda’s achievements. Her work illustrates the real-world value of anthropology and how the discipline can be used to make the world a better place.”

Lucinda’s achievements were marked at the graduation ceremony held on campus in Lampeter, where she was able to celebrate with her colleagues, friends, and family as well as reflect on her time at university. Lucinda said: “I’ve loved my time here, the lectures were really lively. Because it’s a smaller university you can have one to one time with lecturers, who are so knowledgeable in their fields.”

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