This Trinity Girl Can!


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to offer congratulations to Gwyneth Sweatman, who has been elected as president of NUS Wales.

Gwyn at UWTSD event

Gwyneth is a graduate of UWTSD and before joining NUS Wales, she was Carmarthen campus president at Trinity Saint David’s Student’s Union (TSDSU). She is currently NUS Wales Women’s Officer, having been elected last year, and will continue to fulfil this role until she takes up her presidency in the new academic year. 

Gwyneth said: “I’m very proud to be elected as NUS Wales President, representing all students in post 16 education in Wales. I’m also very proud to be a graduate of UWTSD, I feel my time in Carmarthen has prepared me for this incredible opportunity. The union in UWTSD is fantastic and I would encourage every student to get involved”

In her manifesto, Gwyneth pledged to place NUS Wales’ focus on training and delivering support and services to member students’ unions; support students’ unions to make their members global citizens and give them skills for the future; work to improve Welsh-medium mental health services in Wales; continue campaigning for the voice of Wales to be heard as we move towards Brexit; and campaign for funded student voice structures across the whole post-16 education sector.

Rob Simkins is the current president of TSDSU and attended the NUS conference where Gwyneth was elected. He said: “We were all really proud to elect former TSDSU Carmarthen President and current NUS Wales Women’s Officer as the next NUS Wales President. Gwyneth’s track record as an officer for TSDSU and NUS Wales is inspiring to so many students in Wales and the work she has done in both roles has had a tangible impact on students’ lives and university experience on a local and national level. It goes to show that TSDSU are capable of influence at the highest level, and we’re really proud and excited for Gwyn to start her role later this year!”

Gwyneth was born in London and grew up in South Africa. She studied psychology at UWTSD Carmarthen before embarking on her career in the student union movement. During her time at TSDSU she launched several excellent campaigns, including the This Trinity Girl Can campaign, which tied into a national campaign that encouraged young women into sport. She also organised for groups of students from UWTSD to attend national campaigns such as Reclaim the Night.

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