Exhibition showcases student talent and innovation


An exhibition of final degree work was opened this evening at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) IQ building at SA1 Swansea Waterfront.

Students of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering gathered to showcase their final project work to an invited audience of employers and families. 

Barry Liles, OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor Skills and Lifelong Learning welcomed guest to the exhibition.  He said: “This is a very special occasion for students and for us as a University and it’s also an opportunity for friends and family and employers to witness the immense talent that our students have developed over the past three years. As a University we are quite unique.  Over 90% of our students are from the region and some 96% of our undergraduates are in employment within 6 months of graduating. They are developing skills needed by employers in this region, they work with local companies and therefore the effect on the economy is tremendous”. 

Rhian Pole, Assistant Dean (Quality) added: “This is a special and important occasion in the University calendar. For our students this showcase is an exhibition of the excellent work that they have produced.  We are immensely proud to see the transformation in our students from when they first came through our doors to now – it’s quite possibly the nicest part of our jobs!


“This evening gives our guests from industry an opportunity to see the work that we produce through our three schools of Applied Computing, Architecture, Build and Natural Environments, and Engineering. We offer a diverse range of inter-related subjects designed to meet their needs.  Our mission is to deliver an applied understanding of our subjects so that the graduates are immediately employable – and many are currently employed with a range of companies in the area”.

During the evening a number of students were presented with awards for their work as well as their dedication and commitment to their studies:

  • Best Experiment Project – Applied Computing: Paul Lawrence
  • Best Development Project – Applied Computing: Ren Li
  • Best Development Project – Applied Computing: Henry Cobbold
  • Best Research Project – Applied Computing: George Searle
  • Best Electronics Project: Ted Russell
  • Best Games Project (IET Prize): Andrew Humphreys
  • Student of the Year - Engineering: Nathan Myer
  • Most Improved student - Engineerig: Hussain Khan
  • Best Application of Science – Engineering: Sam Mousley
  • Best Student Contribution to the School of Engineering: Ainsley Martin
  • Best Application of Experimental Techniques – Engineering: John Hughes
  • Best Application of Computational Simulation – Engineering: Andrew Noble
  • Best Application of Engineering Design: Gavin Spring-Beynon
  • Best Student Engagement with a Company – Engineering: Agnieszka Szemraj
  • Best Appreciation of Environmental Issues – Bruce Willis
  • Project with the Most Commercial Potential – Engineering: Ford Cooper
  • Best Academic Industrial Partnership – Engineering: Amelia Boettcher
  • Best Appreciation of Automotive Environmental Issues - Stephen Hutchings
  • Best Supply Chain Initiative (Part Time) - Engineering: Ben Thomas
  • Architecture - Christopher Woodley
  • Natural Environment: Environmental Conservation - Adam Watson
  • Built Environment: Civil Engineering - Timothy Stewart

Paul Lawrence, who studied Computer Networks and Cyber Security and who won the award for Best Experimental Project within the School of Applied Computing said of his experience on the course: “The theoretic knowledge I have gained from the various modules has provided me with a foundation of skills that I am able to deploy in a practical context.  The assignments are open-ended which allows you to be creative. For example, I was able to create a new cloud service model using a combination of everything I have learned on the course to build and innovative for the future.”