UWTSD celebrate at Carmarthen Graduation ceremonies


Catch up ceremonies for students at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) who graduated during the coronavirus pandemic are being held at the Halliwell Centre on UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus today (4th April 2022). 

Catch up ceremonies for students at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) who graduated during the coronavirus pandemic have been held at the Halliwell Centre on UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus (4th April 2022).

After postponements due to coronavirus, Graduation ceremonies have resumed for those who completed courses at UWTSD during the last two years, providing an opportunity to celebrate their success and commitment, and to enable the University community to acknowledge their students’ achievements. 

Addressing the graduands, UWTSD’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes, DL said:

“The Graduation ceremony marks the climax in the academic career of our students.  It is the result of hard work and commitment, but we should also remember the support given by family and friends.

You all graduate with the skills and attributes you require to make a difference in your chosen career. I trust, as you look back at your time as a student of the University, that you take with you the many friendships and happy memories of our time here, and that your experiences at UWTSD will serve you well throughout your life.

“I wish you all success for your future and remind you that, as alumni of this University, we will endeavour to support you and hope that you will continue to stay in touch with us”. 

Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Provost of the Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses said: “All of you graduating in this ceremony have an enormous contribution to make to the future well-being of society. This is your moment to use your skills, your knowledge, and your passion to shape the post-Covid world. This is your moment to create a new and more evolved normal, a world more just, kind, beautiful and loving.

“On the other side of that door, there is a world starving for new leadership, new ideas, new ways of thinking. You have a huge opportunity to impact positively on the lives of individuals, families and whole communities. And there is nothing more eternal, or more powerful, than the impact we have on others.”

Heledd Mai Jones, BA Primary Education with QTS, commented:

"Today's graduation ceremony is the highlight of all our work over the last three years, and it's great to be celebrating with friends and family. It's a great way to finish the degree. "

Morgan Evans - BA Primary Education

“It's the end of our time as a student and a time for celebration. Even though we're celebrating a year later, it's nice to be graduating and celebrating with friends and family.”

There will be two more days of catch up ceremonies in Carmarthen this week (Tuesday April 5th and Wednesday April 6th). You can watch each of the ceremonies live on the University’s website by visiting https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/live-video/

This year UWTSD is celebrating 200 years of higher education in Wales. The bicentenary commemorates the establishment of St David’s College, Lampeter on 12 August 1822 through the laying of the foundation stone which marks the beginning of higher education in Wales.

From the seeds sown in Lampeter over two centuries ago to the development of its campuses, UWTSD has grown into a multi-campus, dual-sector University providing vocationally relevant programmes in partnership with employers.

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk