Information, Support and Guidance

There are many sources of information, advice and guidance within the University but if you’re unsure who to ask what, you can always start here.

We can help if you’re returning to education after a break, want to know about studying on benefits, need to know who to speak to regarding courses in general etc. If we don’t know the answer, we will make sure we put you in touch with the right member of staff.

Staff are available to come out to your organisation/community group to give talks or provide individual advice sessions on how to access higher education.

Contact details:

For general advice on accessing Higher Education at UWTSD please contact:


We welcome and encourage applications from academically able students of all backgrounds and with a range of experiences. We believe that a socially and culturally diverse student body enriches the learning experience for all students. While students’ formal academic achievement to date is very important to us, we also look at their broader achievements and at their potential contribution to the student body. The University actively promotes equality of access and opportunity for all students.

Admissions staff are aware that applicants have different circumstances. They look for applicants who have made the most of the opportunities available to them and are able to reflect intelligently on their experiences.



Bursaries and Scholarships 2017-2018

We have a strong record in widening access to higher education and we believe that fees must not be a disincentive for students. With this in mind, we are offering a range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students from every background. If you have the talent and ability, we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here regardless of your financial circumstances.

Full detailed information on all available bursaries and scholarships, including application deadlines, can be viewed on the bursaries and scholarships pages of our website.


Delyth Lewis
Student Services,
University of Wales Trinity Saint David,
Carmarthen Campus
SA31 3EP
Tel: 01267 676 830

Sharon Alexander                                                                
Student Services
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Swansea Campus
Tel: 01792 481123

Lynda Lloyd-Davies                                                               
Student Services
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Lampeter Campus
SA48 7ED
Tel: 01570 424722

Disclaimer: This information is correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

From September 2014, part time students in higher education will be able to have their fees waived if they meet certain conditions.  HEFCW will retain the fee waiver scheme for continuing eligible students, regardless of intensity of study and also new eligible students studying below 25% FTE (fewer than 30 credits).  The course has to be a Bachelor’s degree, a Certificate of Higher Education, a Diploma in Higher Education or another undergraduate credit-bearing higher education course funded by HEFCW – the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

In 2014/15, for continuing students, fees may be waived to the full cost of the course, or a maximum of £1200 per student, whichever is the lower amount.  For new students studying at 25% intensity fees may be waived to the full cost of the course, or a maximum of £875 per student, whichever is the lower amount.

Your family is in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Housing benefit
  • Council Tax benefit
  • Your sole ‘family’ income is Department for Work and Pensions benefits
  • Your ‘family’ is in receipt of Working Tax Credit. You should note that, from April 2003, Working Families Tax Credit was replaced by Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.  Only those students in receipt of Working Tax Credit are eligible for a fee waiver.  There are no restrictions on this eligibility.  Those in receipt of Child Tax Credit are not eligible for a fee waiver

The student is in receipt of one of the following:

  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Carer's Allowance

Please note that the definition of ‘family’ is as follows:-

  • Mature single student, or
  • Married or unmarried couple, or
  • A couple in a civil partnership, or 
  • Married or unmarried couple, or couple in a civil partnership with dependent children, or
  • Lone parent with dependent children

Students must be Welsh domiciled to qualify for the fee waiver

NB Please note that HEFCW have set the maximum level of funding that can be claimed for any continuing student in any academic year at a maximum of £1200

Application Form

Further Information

Lucy Wigley (Carmarthen and Lampeter Campuses)
Tel: 01267 676659

Sally Morris (Swansea Campus)
Tel: 01792 481182

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is committed to providing a high standard of care and support for its students. If you are a student entering Higher Education from care, you can be assured that the University will offer the necessary support and information. Click here for more information.

Here at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David we pride ourselves on our ability to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Students with Care Responsibilities at home, as well as those considering studying with us have access to a dedicated contact who can deal with any queries or concerns they may have concerning their studies or university life as a whole.

This contact is available for practical advice, support as well as informal chats. They can advise on what financial and practical help is available at the university, the practicalities of studying, and advise on time and workload management.

If you have any questions at all regarding your circumstances as a carer, and the implication of those on your studies, any questions generally about the university and university life, or you just fancy popping by for a chat before, during or after your time with us here at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, please do not hesitate to contact the dedicated contact for Carers at the University at any time. 

Elliot Wigfall
Outreach Officer
Carers Champion
01267 676789