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Why Carmarthen?

Graduate students

Carmarthen Campus is a special place. It’s a ‘home from home’ to some 1500 students, a close-knit and safe community and a caring learning environment where students are acknowledged by their name and not by number.

The feeling of belonging is a key attribute – belonging to the Trinity family, belonging to the history and heritage of the campus and belonging to a vibrant and forward-looking university.

The campus is a combination of the old and new, with its buildings spanning three centuries – the splendour of the Old College dating back to 1848 on the one hand and the striking and iconic Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, a new creative centre, build in 2018, on the other.

It is a campus where you will be inspired, where you will be empowered and where you will receive all the support to achieve your potential.

We want to see you being successful here, we want to see you flourishing here and developing a range of skills that will be of use to you in future years. And we want to see you achieving all of that in a happy and supportive environment.  

 

Our aim is to develop reflective graduates and practitioners who, in time, will be able to make a difference to society. By studying in Carmarthen, you will have an opportunity to fully appreciate the importance of sustainability and safeguarding the world around you, to develop your creative skills, to gain leadership and communications skills, to further develop your critical thinking skills and to take advantage of opportunities to contribute to the good of society. Quite simply, we want to create the next generation of change-makers, individuals who are entrepreneurial, creative and forward thinking in their outlook who will be able to contribute proactively within their communities.

We want to enable you to become the best people you can be, ensuring that you have the skills to succeed in your chosen profession, wherever that may be in the future. 

The Carmarthen Campus is located in an ideal position:

  • Only 200m from a small supermarket.
  • Less than a mile from Carmarthen town centre with its array of high street and independent shops, numerous cafés and restaurants and indoor market.
  • Less than a mile to the nearest multi-screen cinema.
  • Less than a mile to a ten-pin bowling centre.
  • A mile or so from the town’s football, rugby, hockey and cricket clubs.
  • A mile or so from the town’s leisure centre with its swimming pool, athletics track, sports hall and squash courts.
  • A mile to both the town’s railway and bus stations.
  • Eight miles or so from the sandy beach at Llansteffan.
  • Approximately nine miles to Brechfa Forest with its highly regarded mountain bike trails.
  • A half an hour car journey to the picturesque walking trails in the Brecon Beacons and the beautiful sandy beaches of Pembrokeshire.
  • A 50 minute and 90 minute train journey to Swansea and Cardiff respectively.
  • There are daily train journeys directly from Carmarthen to London.