Visit days to resume at UWTSD’s Lampeter campus


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is preparing to welcome prospective students back to the Lampeter campus in the coming weeks.


image of the Quad at UWTSD Lampeter

The Visit Days, to be held on 29 May, 1 June and 4 June are pilot events and are subject to the University’s COVID-19 safety measures. Visitors are required to book their place in advance and the University will issue COVID-19 guidelines to maintain safety measures while on campus. The Visit Days will include an opportunity to find out about the programmes on offer, talk to academic and student support staff, as well as view the facilities.

“Choosing the right university is a very important decision for students to make. It’s about finding the right course but also the right student experience and our campus plays an essential part in that offer”, said Dr Jeremy Smith, Assistant Dean of the Institute of Education and Humanities. “We’ve really missed holding our Open Days and Applicant Days here in Lampeter as the campus is such a fantastic location and is well worth a visit.  We have an international reputation for the study of Humanities and pride ourselves on our small group teaching and a personal approach as our academic and professional support staff get to know our students and their needs.”

A recent survey conducted by CASE Universities Marketing Forum noted the importance of Open Days in an applicant’s journey with 90% of students survey expressing an interest in visiting a campus and university facilities in person as soon as restrictions allow, 84% interested in attending a campus-based open day and 85% noting that these events would make them more confident in accepting an offer from a university.

Matt Cowley, from High Wycombe, is studying a master’s degree in Medieval Studies said “I came to my first Open Day at Lampeter about 5 years ago, and within minutes of arriving on campus, I turned to my parents and said I wanted to study here. It is that feeling of instantly falling in love with a place that is why visiting a campus in person is so important. You don't really get a feel for the small size, rural location, and beautiful campus that Lampeter has to offer from pictures, and although the virtual tours a great, you are really missing out if you don't come and take a look at the campus yourself.

“The tranquillity of the area makes it a great place to study, whether inside for modules, which have roughly between 10 and 20 students in each, meaning students are able to actively engage with the material, or out on the meadow by the river with friends. The lecturers themselves are experts in their fields, and due to the small and friendly class sizes, students get to help lecturers with their respective research projects.

“Lampeter has also adapted really well to moving to a blend of online and physical teaching due to the circumstances of the last year, with the lecturers always available on email if you need to double check something and forums being set up on our virtual learning environment pages for students to ask questions to their fellow classmates, which has all been really helpful. Lampeter is such a great place with amazing people, brilliant staff, and a scenic environment that you should come and see for yourself!

Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Provost of the Lampeter campus added: “Croeso! We’re looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their families to the University’s Lampeter Campus. “For now, while COVID measures are in place, we will do so in small groups but hope that students will be able to gain an insight into the Lampeter experience.  It is an idyllic campus that provides a personalised education within a safe and stimulating learning environment. It really is a rather special place, a hidden gem located in the heart of the stunning Ceredigion landscape.

“Lampeter is, of course, the birthplace of higher education in Wales and next year we will be celebrating our bicentenary. Despite the recent restrictions, the University has already begun its preparations for the next academic year and also for our bicentenary celebrations in 2022. So, it’s a perfect time to become a student at this University – just in time for the celebrations!”

Want to find out more? Discover what the Lampeter Campus has to offer, with a wide range of Humanities courses available, taught in a flexible and supportive way, we’ll have the course for you. We still have some places available for September 2021, take a closer look by visiting our webpages.