Going to university is an exciting time. It’s about learning more about a subject that you love, developing your skills, discovering new passions, making new friends and, for many, living independently.
At UWTSD, we want to provide you with a great experience – on-campus and online – so you can make the most of your time with us and get the best possible start to your future career.
Where higher education began in Wales
The academic year 2021-22 is an exciting time to join UWTSD. You’ll be making history by joining us as we celebrate our Bicentenary.
Our Lampeter campus is where higher education began in Wales. Founded on the 12 August 1822 it is Wales’ first higher education institution and its Royal Charter of 1828 is the oldest. We can also claim a number of firsts in Wales:
- The first teacher training college– Carmarthen 1848
- The first Art School– Swansea 1853
- The first teacher training college for women – Swansea 1872
We are intrinsic part of the story of higher education in Wales. Our campuses were formed to address the social and economic needs of their communities; our curriculum shaped to enable our students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference and to be part of the solution to some of society’s greatest challenges. Our mission from the outset has been to transform education and transform the lives of those we serve.
Find our more about our Bicentenary on our webpages available soon.
Find out about the range of programmes that we have on offer as well as How to Apply.
Our 5 pandemic planning principles
Coronavirus has impacted the way we are all currently working and as we look forward to the new academic year in September, our priority is the health and wellbeing of our community. We look forward to welcoming you to our campuses and have planned our programmes and support services around 5 key principles:
- Safety and