Carmarthen enjoys its first Student Lock In


Last week, Carmarthen hosted its first ever ‘Student Lock In’ – an evening event which attracted nearly 2,000 students to the town centre.

The Lock In was a partnership between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the University’s Students’ Union, Carmarthenshire County Council and St Catherine’s Walk and offered an evening of discounts and events in a number of the town’s stores.

Over 30 shops, cafes and restaurants across Carmarthen town centre took part in last Tuesday’s Lock In.  Shops in St Catherine's Walk were among the businesses offering the Lock-in discount, alongside a range of others including Tresspass, Animal, Saltrock, WHSmiths, Marks & Spencer, Boots, EE, Caffi'r Atom and The Parrot.

Students had to sign up to take part, and by wearing the Lock-In wristband at participating retailers and food outlets, they were able to take advantage of the exclusive discounts and get their hands on the best bargains.

"We're so happy with the success of the first every Student Lock-In in Carmarthen,” said Gwyneth Sweatman, the UWTSD president for the Carmarthen campus.

“It's been a collaborative effort between the county council, St. Catherine's Walk, Student's Union and University. We worked over the summer months to ensure a fantastic event for students which was wonderfully received. With around 2,000 people attending the event, it was one of the largest the Students' Union has ever worked on with the local town, and we are looking forward to continue collaborating with the local community."