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Information for Students

Last updated: 17 Sept 2021

We are excited to be welcoming you back on campus for this new academic year. Here you will find all the information you need to prepare you for the start of term.

We are looking forward to delivering significantly more in-person learning on campus and can’t wait to welcome you to our UWTSD community.

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for, please get in touch with the Hwb team who are on hand to help: hwb@uwtsd.ac.uk

How much teaching will there be on campus?

We are excited to be welcoming you back to our campuses in line with the Welsh Government’s latest guidance. We are looking forward to delivering significantly more in-person learning on campus this term and most programmes will be taught on campus.

For specific information about your programme, you can expect to hear more from your programme team closer to your start date.

Will there be access to practical workshops, studio spaces, labs and specialist and independent learning spaces?

Yes, you will have access to specialist learning spaces including workshops, studios, labs and other specialist and independent learning spaces subject to appropriate risk assessments.

Do I need to be vaccinated to study on Campus?

The University supports the vaccination programme and we strongly encourage all of our students to have both doses of the vaccine as soon as practicable. Please read Welsh government advice, which provides helpful information for students in different circumstances: https://gov.wales/covid-19-vaccination-higher-education-students

Will my placement/fieldwork go ahead and how will it work?

We are expecting placement and fieldwork activity to go ahead in line with risk assessments. Your programme team will provide further information as appropriate depending on when it is due to start.

When will my timetable be available?

Your timetable will be available online from the 6th of September. You will be able to access it via the UWTSD Hwb App.

I am clinically vulnerable and worried about studying on campus, what options do I have?

The health and safety of our learning community remains our top priority at UWTSD and appropriate risk assessments are in place on our campuses. We would always encourage you to discuss your personal circumstances with your programme team and Student Services.

Will I need a parking permit to park on campus?

You will not be charged for parking on campus in term 1. We are currently reviewing the parking offer and will let you know if there will be any changes for term 2.

What will the student experience be like?

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our UWTSD community and we are working hard to provide you with a great experience on campus and online. The University and Students’ Union will be providing a variety of events, activities, and services throughout the year.

What will the social life be like?

There will be a full and rich programme of social activities across the academic year both on campus and online.

The Students’ Union and University are working closely together to create both in-person and online events for not just the welcome period but for the full year. The Students’ Union is refurbishing its venues on the Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses. All events will be risk assessed and undertaken in line with Welsh Government guidance, when you sign up for an event you’ll be sent a reminder about any safety considerations.

The Students’ Union is also organising ‘SU Crew’ who are students who will be helping other students as part of the Welcome activities so, make sure to reach out to them for more information on what’s on offer at UWTSD. If you’re a current student consider volunteering to help new students settle. Join the SU Crew here

We’ll share our full calendar of events with you soon but in the meantime why not follow the Students’ Union on social media to find out more about what’s coming up. Find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

We will be following rules and guidance from Welsh and UK Government in order to keep you safe but there will be a full and rich programme of social activities across the academic year.

What clubs and societies will be available in the SU?

Student Groups like clubs, societies, and networks as well as volunteering opportunities are available and continue to be supported by the Students’ Union. Whatever your interests you’re sure to find like-minded people through the Students’ Union.

The Students’ Union is in the process of working with each student group to confirm their plans for next academic year. You can see all of the current student groups here. Can’t see an activity you’d like to do? Here’s how you can start up a student group

Will the SU be holding any events or activities?

The Students’ Union will be holding events throughout the course of the year. All in-person events will be risk assessed and will most likely require you to ‘check in’. Take a look at the Students’ Union website for the full list of events and activities. Remember to be follow the SU on social media to keep updated on events, activities, and campaigns.

Can I travel to campus from outside of Wales?

Yes, you are free to travel to Wales in line with Welsh and UK Government guidance.

Please keep in mind that the rules may be different in Wales and that you should check the Wales Government guidance for the latest information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Follow the links below for the relevant FAQs

Any queries or concerns please, contact the Student Hub team on hwb@uwtsd.ac.uk or 0300 131 3030