Press Releases 2014-2015

Workshop Invitation for Students Interested in Anthropology

10.04.2014

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is inviting potential University students with an interest in anthropology to join them for a day of interactive workshops.

The event, called ‘Wales Anthropology Day – Colourful Worlds’, will take place between 10am and 3pm on Thursday 1st May at the University’s Lampeter campus. Entry is free and the event will include lunch. To book a place or for more information, schools, colleges or individual students should email p.bambrey@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk

Anthropology is the study of human social life in all its richness and diversity. Those who attend the interactive workshops will experience the vibrancy and relevancy of studying anthropology at higher education level.

Luci Attala, Anthropology Programme Director at UWTSD, said: “Anthropology is an active and exciting subject to study and is the choice for students interested in investigating vital issues relevant to the world today. It explores the fundamentals of what it means to be human. It takes the whole world as its point of interest and brings you face-to-face with the eye-opening variety of human behaviours both in the present and from the past.

“Anthropologists examine the daily and mundane, the rare and ‘exotic’, and the local alongside the global to help address the pressing social issues our world faces nowadays. Doing a degree in anthropology forces you to question ideas and assumptions about right and wrong, good and bad, by giving ethically sophisticated consideration to the sustainability of human practices. This makes anthropology the most dynamic, challenging and rewarding discipline one can study in the humanities.”

The workshops will cover topics such as ethical eating, humans/cyborgs, forensics, health environments, the relevance of religion in today’s society and the significance of ‘things’.

Note to Editor

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was formed in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 Swansea Metropolitan University merged into the University.
  2. The University’s 1828 Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and is third to Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH The Prince of Wales is the University’s Royal Patron.
  3. On 1 August 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged into the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group but will retain its own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged into the group on 1 January 2014.

Further Information

Steven Stokes
Senior PR and Communications Officer
07872 423788 
steven.stokes@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk