Press Releases 2014-2015

A Collection of Short Talks at UWTSD


The University Of Wales Trinity Saint David are providing an opportunity for staff and students to watch a collection of short talks by some of the world’s most engaging and dynamic speakers.

This new venture, organised jointly by the Students’ Union and the Carmarthen Campus Chaplaincy will provide an opportunity to watch a talk, discuss it and explore how the themes affect people.

The first talk is given by long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on the theme “Never, ever give up." Born on August 22, 1949, in New York City, Diana Nyad went on to become a world-class swimmer, setting records for speed in her swim around Manhattan and distance in a swim from the Bahama to Florida. She worked as a journalist for a time before returning to the water, and, after several failed attempts, at 64 became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

It will be presented by the Carmarthen Students’ Union Vice-President, Gwyneth Sweatman.

It will be held in Room CJ104 on Tuesday 13 October at 6.00pm where refreshments will be provided.

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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