We take the health and wellbeing of our staff, learners and visitors seriously and we continue to monitor the Covid-19 outbreak so we can provide up to date information and advice, and offer support as the situation develops.
We are in contact with colleagues at Public Health Wales (PHW) and will update the guidance on this page and these FAQs as the situation develops.
We’d like to welcome new and returning students to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. We look forward with enthusiasm to seeing you on campus with us and to supporting you through your university life.
Your safety and wellbeing has always been our priority and we’re working with the Welsh Government, the NHS and the higher education sector, on a range of measures to mitigate against spreading the Coronavirus.
These include reconfiguring our campuses to allow social distancing, making face coverings mandatory in publicly accessible spaces, increasing cleaning regimes and installing hygiene stations, as well as rearranging our timetable to facilitate your attendance.
Although it is not mandated, we are strongly encouraging all our students and staff to take up the offer of the vaccine to protect yourselves and our community and we’re working with our local health boards to facilitate the vaccine roll-out.
Let’s hope that the worst is now behind us and that we can look forward to some form of normality.
We are certainly planning for that and we look forward immensely to welcoming you back to the campus. Rest assured that we will do our best to ensure that each and every one of you will have a safe and unforgettable campus experience this year.
Do take advantage of every opportunity that will come your way. Make the best use of the facilities on the campus and try and become a part of the campus community and support its continuous development – remember that the more that you contribute to your campus community, the richer your student experience will become.
Welcome back – one and all!
In the meantime, keep yourself and your family and friends safe.
With best wishes.
Gwilym Dyfri Jones Professor Ian Walsh
Camarthen and Lampeter Campuses Swansea and Cardiff Campuses
As we prepare for the return of our students over the coming weeks, we would like to update those of you living in the vicinity of our campuses of the arrangements that this University has put in place as we continue to manage the coronavirus context.
The health and wellbeing of our community – staff, students and members of the public living and working near to our campuses – have been our priority in planning our response to the pandemic from the beginning. We want to reassure you that we – in collaboration with our Students’ Union - are taking the appropriate steps to safeguard our community.
Like all universities, UWTSD, in liaison with the Welsh Government, the NHS and the higher education sector, has put in place a range of measures to mitigate against spreading the Coronavirus.
Such measures include reconfiguring our campuses to allow social distancing, making face coverings mandatory in publicly accessible spaces, increasing cleaning regimes and installing hygiene stations, as well as rearranging our timetable to facilitate attendance.
Although it is not mandated, we are strongly encouraging all our students and staff to take up the offer of the vaccine to protect themselves and our community and are working with our local health boards to facilitate the vaccine roll-out.
The University values the continued support of the communities we serve and the close relationship of mutual trust and respect that we have developed over many years.
The past 18 months has been difficult for us all and we have missed welcoming you to the campus to enjoy the many events which are important aspects of university life. As we prepare to welcome more of our students back to campus for in-person teaching, we’re also looking at more opportunities for our community to share in our work – in person and online.
This is an exciting time for the University as we look forward to celebrating our Bicentenary in 2022 which marks the laying of the foundation stone of St David’s College Lampeter on 12 August 1822. This was the beginning of higher education and Wales and from those early beginnings this institution, and its predecessors, has served the needs of our communities.
Over the past two centuries we have evolved, transforming our academic offer, enhancing learning opportunities and access to Higher Education in order to respond to the social and economic needs of the day. And so, in celebrating our bicentenary, we also celebrate the role our communities have played in our journey. We look forward to sharing our plans with you in due course and invite you to join us in our celebrations.
On behalf of the University, may we thank you for your interest and continued support.
Gwilym Dyfri Jones Professor Ian Walsh
Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses Swansea and Cardiff campuses
Asymptomatic Covid Test kits will be available from our campus reception areas. Our staff and students will be strongly encouraged to complete twice weekly asymptomatic testing for the first 28 days on campus at start of term.
If you are staying in UWTSD accommodation, you will have had an email with information about testing prior to your arrival. Please remember that if you develop any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19, you should stay at home, self-isolate and apply for an NHS test. Please use the COVID DASHBOARD to report that you are self-isolating so that we can offer you guidance and support.
If you have concerns regarding instances of breaches in relation to the Coronavirus, please use this form to inform the University. Please be aware that reports are received by limited numbers of staff and will be treated confidentially where possible.
This form is for reporting incidents in relation to Coronavirus and is for use by students, staff and members of the community.
Staff and Students – forms for reporting symptoms or positive test results may be found on the Hwb.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The FAQs below include information about the University’s approach which is applicable to and visitors to our campuses as well as specific information for Students and Staff. These FAQs will be updated regularly as the situation evolves.