Archaeology graduate credits UWTSD with shaping her future


Saskia Judd is an Archaeology graduate from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Lampeter Campus. She decided to study Archaeology at Lampeter after attending an experience weekend and loved the vibe of the campus.


She said: “Lampeter is special because students are a name and not a number. Most of the lecturers know you even if you have never been taught by them. There is always someone there for you when you need them whether that be a student or lecturer.”

Saskia said she loved her course because it was flexible. She also loved how the modules were taught, and found it was beneficial that there weren’t any exams, as she has severe dyslexia, and being able to focus on one subject was amazing. 

The Lampeter campus has been pivotal in Saskia’s development. She said: “It has offered me so many opportunities that most other universities would not have been able to. I've had the honour of being an INSPIRE Intern which will really benefit my future job prospects and just being able to have so many unique experiences had given me the opportunity to really discover what I live and where I want to go in my life.”

Saskia was an INSPIRE (The Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation, Research & Enterprise) Intern for two years. During the first year she concentrated on the events and campaigns aspect, whilst during her second year as an intern she worked on the Canolfan Tir Glas Project.

“I helped with events and met some incredible people who will be very important contacts for my progression to be an environmental archaeologist,” she said. “It has given me so many unique experiences and I loved every second of it. I felt like I could give back to the community and help progress the Lampeter campus even if it was only in small ways. It has cemented my love for the environment and the knowledge that it is something that I want to pursue in the future.”

Saskia made the most of university life on the Lampeter campus - from being a student ambassador to the role of president too. During her time as a student, she was also president of both the Netball and Performing Arts societies.

“Keeping the netball society running through covid was no easy feat but through commitment the club survived and had a brilliant 21/22 year with a really high intake. It has taught me important skills about leadership but also teamwork.

“There was never a slow or boring day and it always kept me on my toes. If I had to do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing.”

During her time at Lampeter, Saskia has praised the staff for their continued support.

“They were always an email away, and never thought any question or query was silly. I get anxious over work and the lecturers were always there to help and make me feel comfortable in the learning environment. I don’t think I would have been able to have completed my degree to the level I did if it wasn’t for the ongoing support that my lecturers gave me.”

As Saskia graduates, she had the following advice for future students:

“Just go for as many opportunities as you can. These three years are so important and there is so much you can get involved with. My experiences at UWTSD have shaped my future and they could shape yours too if you get involved. But also, most importantly work hard whilst also having fun!”

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