Trinity Saint David Students’ Union wins two NUS Wales awards


TSDSU secured two national awards at the recent NUS Wales Awards evening which celebrates the work of Students’ Unions in Higher and Further Education.

Nominated in three categories, the Students' Union won the 'Education Award' for its work on additional course costs, whilst their elected student sabbaticals were named 'Officer Team of the Year.' "I'm very proud of the work the officer team have done this year," remarked Fflur Elin, NUS Wales President. "They're championing liberation on campus and developing structures that will allow students to shape their education at UWTSD and beyond."

Dan Rowbotham, TSDSU Group President, said “It’s amazing to be recognised by NUS Wales for the work we do. Whilst it’s nice to win awards, our focus has always been on making sure that our students have the best possible experience and are supported throughout their time at UWTSD“.

The Students’ Union’s Chief Executive, Rhys Dart, commented “these are the first NUS Wales awards that we have ever won and it’s a nice reminder of how far we’ve travelled as an SU over the past couple of years. We’ve always known that our sabbatical officers are talented and hard-working but it is particularly pleasing to win the Education Award, as education and representation is central to everything that a good Students’ Union should do”.

The Students’ Union’s work on additional course costs began after the sabbatical officers identified groups of students who needed additional support. The subsequent Academic Quality Report was presented by the officers to University Senate and a list of recommendations made. Gwyneth Sweatman, Carmarthen Campus Student President, explains “The University has been incredibly supportive and responsive to our report and has already worked with us to make changes to next year’s Bursaries as a direct result of our feedback“.


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