22 Feb 2018

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

is a collegiate university operating on three main campuses in South West Wales: in Carmarthen, Lam

 is a collegiate university operating on three main campuses in South West Wales: in Carmarthen, Lampeter, and Swansea. The university also has a fourth campus in London, England.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was formed on 18 November 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, under Lampeter’s Royal Charter of 1828. On the 1 August 2013, Swansea Metropolitan University became part of UWTSD. The University’s Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 2011 HRH the Prince of Wales became its Royal Patron.

Lampeter Campus

The campus was founded in 1822 as St David’s College to provide a liberal education to members of the clergy.
Over the years it developed a range of subjects and, as the University of Wales Lampeter, enjoyed a reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate provision in English, Archaeology, Chinese, Classics, History, Theology, as well as introducing new areas such as Philosophy, Anthropology, Ancient Civilisations and Creative Writing.
Now, as UWTSD, the academic community continues to thrive and the portfolio offered attracts an international cohort of students each year.

Carmarthen Campus

The original 1848 building lies at the heart of the Carmarthen campus. It was initially known as South Wales and Monmouthshire Training College and was established to train teachers for church schools in England and Wales. It later became known as Trinity College and subsequently Trinity University College before joining forces with the University of Wales Lampeter to create UWTSD.

Swansea campuses

For most of the twentieth century there were three separate educational institutions serving the city of Swansea: the Swansea College of Art (established in 1853); the Swansea College of Education (established in 1872) and Swansea Technical College (established in 1895).

In 1976, the three institutions came together to form the West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, which eventually became Swansea Institute of Higher Education. In 2008, the Privy Council gave permission for the institution to be renamed Swansea Metropolitan University and, several years later, the institution merged with the Lampeter and Carmarthen campuses to create the new UWTSD.


University of Wales Lampeter

1822    Foundation of St David’s College by Bishop Burgess
1827    First students admitted on St David’s Day
1828    Received first charter
1960    First funding received from the University Grants Committee
1971    Joined the University of Wales
1971    Changed name to St David’s University College
1996    Changed name to University of Wales Lampeter
2010    Merger with Trinity University College and creation of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Trinity University College Carmarthen

1847    Foundation stone laid of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Training College
1848    Opening of the College
1931    New name of Trinity College adopted
1990    Accreditation by the University of Wales for degrees
2008    Achievement of taught degree awarding powers
2009    Achievement of University College status
2010    Merger into the University of Wales Lampeter and creation of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Swansea Metropolitan University

1853    Establishment of Swansea College of Art
1872    Establishment of Swansea College of Education
1895    Establishment of Swansea Technical College
1976    West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
1991    Swansea Institute of Higher Education
2008    Achievement of University status and change of name to Swansea Metropolitan University
2013    Merger into the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

2010    Formed by supplemental Royal Charter 1828
2013    Merger of Swansea Metropolitan University
2013    Merger of Coleg Sir Gâr into the UWTSD Group
2014    Merger of Coleg Ceredigion into the UWTSD Group
Facilities and Equipment

The University has specialist and technical state of the art equipment and facilities which are accessible and available to businesses and organisations to use and/or hire at competitive rates.

Some of examples of these include:
  • Recording studios
  • Editing suites
  • Red cameras
  • Laser jet cutter
  • Water jet cutter
  • Fabric Printing
  • 3d printer
  • Dance studios
  • Reprographics Services
  • Media Centre
  • Theatre
  • Screen Printers

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
Swansea College of Arta
Faculty of Business and Management
Faculty of Humanities and Performing Art
Faculty of Education and Communities
Wales International Academy of Voice
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