Press Releases 2014-2015

Inspiring talk for UWTSD students from Brandon Evertz, founder and CEO of Big Review TV

05.03.2015

One of the world’s youngest listed-company CEO’s recently travelled from his native Australia to Wales to inspire the entrepreneurs of the future at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Brandon Evertz is founder and CEO of Big Review TV and floated his tech start-up company on the Australian stock exchange in 2014 at the age of just twenty-one.

Big Review TV is a platform that integrates the latest multi-media developments to provide a video hub for people to search, view and review businesses, events and destinations.

UWTSD students were given an opportunity to listen to Brandon’s story with the aim of inspiring those who are thinking about starting their own company or working for a start-up. Before his talk the students were encouraged to download the Big Review TV app in order to interact with Brendon during the session and review his presentation in real time.

Beth Thomas, the Students’ Union President said:
“Brandan’s talk was really inspirational, it made me realise that my dreams actually could come true.”

Shona Smith, Vice-President at the Students’ Union and founder of the start-up company Everluxe Film and Photography said:
“The talk has given me the drive to explore different avenues with my own business.”

The talk was a part of the University’s unique Life Design programme,

Lucy Griffiths, Head of Student Engagement said:
“Life Design is a four step programme that all students have access to, through workshops, events, and online and offline resources, and that helps them make the most of their time at University and prepare for their future.

 “At UWTSD we know that our students come to University for two main reasons. Firstly, to have a great learning experience, and secondly to make a better life for themselves after they graduate.”

Christopher Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Life Design and Commercialisation said:
“Life Design helps students to work out how to design and create a career and lifestyle that works for them, both during Uni and afterwards. Students learn what skills and assets they already have and build the confidence to use them. Students get the chance to grow their networks and present themselves online and offline in ways that will give them access to the best opportunities.”

Note to Editor

1.    For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk
2.    The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
3.    The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
4.    On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014