First graduation ceremony in Cardiff for UWTSD


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has held its first graduation ceremony in Cardiff. During the Ceremony, held in the Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David in the city centre, students from a range of programmes were presented with their degrees by Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor.

Cardiff graduates throwing mortarboard hats in the air

In his speech to graduates, Professor Hughes said:  “I’m very pleased to welcome you all to the first ceremony to be held in Cardiff.  This is a special time of celebration to acknowledge our students’ achievements and to thank all those who have supported you throughout their studies.   Your success in achieving your award is the result of your hard work and commitment.  You can be proud of your achievements and remember that the University is here to support your continued professional development”.

Among those graduating today were Theatre, Music and Media, Advanced Vocal Studies as well as Early Years Education Engineering, Leadership and Management and Professional Policing Practice.

The first cohort of the University’s flagship Degree Apprenticeship programme also graduated. Bridget Mosely, Head of UWTSD’s Apprenticeships Unit said: “I’m delighted to be celebrating our apprentices’ graduation today.  It has been a fantastic to watch them progress in their careers and to share their success with their employers”.

Cardiff Graduation 2022 venue

Many of the graduates have been studying part-time and in the community including the Leadership and Management: Skills for the Workplace programmes and Early Years Education allowing students to access learning in place that is convenient to them.

Natalie Macdonald, Programme Director for Early Years Education said: “It is always such a proud moment for us to see our students graduate and to have the opportunity to celebrate their success with them. The commitment and achievement of the students is truly inspiring and we believe in the power of taking education out to students in the community. For our team in UWTSD, ‘transforming education, transforming lives’ is not just a statement – we see it through our incredible students and graduates every day.”

Bronwen Williams, Academic Director of UWTSD’s Blue Light Academy said: “To be able to celebrate our students’ achievements at the graduation ceremony is fantastic and we’re all delighted to celebrate their hard work, determination and commitment to the role of police constables and to congratulate them on being trail blazers of this new route into professional policing.“

Cardiff graduates 2022