UWTSD students employed by Kier celebrate at Swansea graduation ceremony


Three UWTSD students employed to work on the University’s SA1 Swansea Waterfront development by Kier, have graduated at a ceremony at the city’s Brangwyn Hall.

UWTSD’s new £300 million SA1 Swansea Waterfront development in the heart of SA1 will provide a new home for the Faculties of Architecture, Computing and Engineering and Education and Communities, together with a new Library Building, when it opens in September 2018.

Kier has been appointed to oversee the design and build of phase one of the scheme and has employed Zoe Morgan, Rhys Williams, and Neil James to work on the SA1 development.

Zoe, from Briton Ferry, who studied for a BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying, was offered an Assistant Quantity Surveyor role. Zoe was on day release whilst completing her final year of university and Rhys Williams, who studied for a BSc (Hons) in Project and Construction Management, has been employed as a Graduate Design/Planner. He was also be on day release until he completed his final year of university. Neil has commenced a Facilities Management position with Newport-based sub-contractor Whitehead Building Services.

Zoe said: “I am very grateful for the opportunity. It’s been exciting to be a student at University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a member of the team who is involved in building their new campus. I am extremely pleased with my results which have been a testament to the excellent practical support and experiences I have received from my time within the business. I am looking forward with excitement at my future career with Kier.”

Rhys added: “I am so pleased with gaining the degree result that I wanted. It has been an experience I will never forget and a fond one to remember. I am so grateful to Kier to guiding me through my degree and offering the support and guidance that I required to get the result I wanted. With Kier confirming my place on their graduate scheme, I look forward to the future and exiting new journey they have planned for me.’’

Congratulating them on their success, Kier’s Howard Monsen said : “Zoe, Rhys and Neil have successfully combined scientific principles, traditional industrial practice, and modern innovation.  All undergraduates should be dynamic, interactive and friendly, as are Zoe, Rhys and Neil.  Kier provides students with first class teaching and supervision that allows them to excel academically. Well done all, your results are very well deserved.”

Lindsay Richards, UWTSD’s Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in Quantity Surveying said: “We would like to congratulate Zoe, Rhys and Neil on their fantastic results this summer. Their employment with Kier has enhanced their learning experience in their final year of studies and has greatly added to their professional maturity. They have been fortunate to be employed during an exciting time at the SA1 development and have been key contributors to our collaboration as a school with Kier. They are great ambassadors for the University and we wish them every success in their future careers. Pob lwc i chi’ch dau! .’ 

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