As the summer heats up and A-Level results day fast approaches, your options of what to do next are wide open. With so many choices it might be hard to make a decision, here our blogger Stephany explains why UWTSD might be the right choice for you.
One of the things that make UWTSD very attractive as a higher education institution are the links between the university and industry. What we learn in our programmes prepares you for the future and there are many opportunities to gain work experience and practical skills while you study. Depending on your choice of course, the content of your course could offer work placements, industry links, live project work, field-trips and so on. There are also opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial events and competition such as ‘Race to Market’ where you can choose to work on a week-long scenario set by an external company and then pitch your ideas to an expert panel of judges.
At university, you will meet new people and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Although our campuses are very different – Swansea with its modern feel and innovative vision, Carmarthen with its links to rural enterprise and outdoor education, and Lampeter with its picturesque site and focus on the humanities – our campuses share a friendliness and sense of family and community. Students, academics, porters, bar staff and receptionists, we are all part of a big community that charms you and makes you feel welcomed.
There are no words to describe how supportive this university has been to me throughout my degree. Not only are our academics supportive of student’s research but by joining UWTSD, you will have access to many other departments that are invested in our overall care and wellbeing. UWTSD has counselling services, a fantastic careers department, and learning support services, to name just a few of the teams that are there to support us.
A Learning Community
When you join UWTSD, you are not only joining a higher education institution but a learning community. Student Satisfaction is very important for our university, therefore when you decide on what degree you want to pursue and choose to study with us, you are valued not as a customer or another number in the system, but as a person that will contribute to and help shape the UWTSD family.
Our lecturers are experts in their fields. Having been a student for 4 years on the Lampeter campus, I have had the opportunity of seeing the extent of their commitment. Here at UWTSD, lecturers go above and beyond when it comes to helping students, they always provide feedback and are happy to discuss yours and their own research. Our lectures are fantastic professionals yet they are down to earth and approachable, they are very supportive and passionate about what they teach.
Unique – A university where you can be yourself
Be it in Carmarthen, Cardiff, Lampeter or Swansea, there is something for everyone here. Our students’ Union is very active and the choices that you have as a student when it comes to joining a society are vast. You could be part of an academic society, join a theatre club, become a reenactor, learn a new sport with a sports team, etc. One of the best things that UWTSD offers is the link between our campuses, thus there are opportunities for you to meet people from different faculties and to compete with and against them.
Your future, your choice
If you choose UWTSD you really will have so many opportunities open to you, from meeting friends for life to studying abroad to landing your dream job after a work placement, the possibilities are endless. By choosing UWTSD, you are choosing inspiration, uniqueness and passion.