Press Releases 2014-2015

Student Wins ‘Best Young Ambassadors Award’ at one of Wales’ Largest Leisure Ceremonies

30.01.2015

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) student, Scott Wilson, has won the ‘Best Young Ambassador Award’ for tourism at the prestigious Swansea Bay Tourism Awards, recently.

The awards celebrate the quality, innovation and excellence found in the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry across the Swansea Bay area. It is one of the largest ceremonies that celebrate the industry in Wales.

Scott WilsonScott Wilson, 23 years old from Grimsby, is a second-year student studying leisure Management at UWTSD. He said: "I have been very lucky in my career so far to work with some Leisure giants. The choice to return to education was a difficult one but the level of support I have received from my lecturers throughout the course has been amazing. I am inspired on a daily basis and my passion for the leisure industry continues to grow stronger. I was over the moon being told of my nomination for the award but actually winning it is just amazing. I'd like to thank the University for its support and encouragement."

This year saw record numbers of nominations across all categories. Winning the ‘Best Young Ambassador’ award, supported by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, demonstrates both dedication and inspiring qualities from the UWTSD student.

Andrew Campbell, Head of Leisure, Tourism, Events and Sport at UWTSD, said: “Scott is a most worthy recipient of the award’. He has been an inspiring figure through his help for fellow students; his engagement in extracurricular activities - and through setting up his own leisure business. His positive and engaging manner exemplifies those qualities necessary to be a successful tourism ambassador."

The Swansea Bay Tourism Awards began in 2006 and cover all sectors of the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality industry. Entries for the awards have soared over the years rising from 150 in 2008 to over 900 by 2012, demonstrating a great increase in the award’s stature.

Note to Editor

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Further Information

Sara Jones
Press Officer
07449 998478
sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk