A triple celebration for Public Services graduate Emily James


Congratulations to Emily Rose James, who has graduated today with a first class honours degree in Public Services and starts as a police constable with South Wales Police next month.

Emily also received a High Sheriff award today in recognition of her volunteering work with Swansea's Help Point.

Emily said: "I am over the moon to be graduating today. I chose this course specifically for the volunteering opportunities it offers. I have spent time with Mid and West Wales Fire Service and South Wales Police and the time spent helping out at the Help Point has taught me so many skills.

"I only found out yesterday that my application to join the police was successful. And now I graduate today. It's such an amazing feeling."

UWTSD's Bronwen Williams, Programme Director for Law and Public Services Portfolio at UWTSD, said: "We are all so proud of Emily, who  has worked really hard and thoroughly deserves her first. Her commitment to her studies and volunteers has influenced and inspired her group of friends to achieve too."

Swansea Help Point is an Alcohol Treatment Centre that runs every Wednesday and Saturday night from 10pm until 4am in the city centre to look after injured, intoxicated and vulnerable people in the night time economy. It has so far treated nearly 3500 people and reduced the number of ambulances to the city centre and the strain on A&E on these key nights.

The need for the Help Point is still very much there and the number of intoxicated and vulnerable people getting separated from their friends on a night out is still too high. As a result of the work carried out by the Help Point, the #WhereIsYourMate campaign, was launched in September 2016 to try and reduce the number of young people finding themselves in vulnerable positions when out in town.

The campaign has since been supported and promoted by Swansea University and First Cymru and there have also been a number of assemblies in schools and colleges across Swansea to help spread the message further.


The campaign aims to encourage young people to stay together on a night out, that they go home with the person they came out with and to not leave their friends to wonder off alone.


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For more information on the course, click here: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-public-services/

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