University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

Carmarthen | South Wales

Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: T80

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David is a small University set in west Wales specialising in humanities, teaching and the arts. Teaching takes place in our picturesque campus locations in Carmarthen and Lampeter, each with a distinct character and identity. The University offers a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for students to study and excel in.
Source:The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David's Students' Union

What students say about this university

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    • Everyday expenses

      Drinks are cheap. Local shops are a little expensive. Sainsburys is always good for cheap food for students.

      2012, 2nd year, Cinematography

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    • Nightlife

      Carmarthen isn't obviously nightlife central. If you're after that, then maybe Swansea or Cardiff would be a better...

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      2014, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      Carmarthen isn't obviously nightlife central. If you're after that, then maybe Swansea or Cardiff would be a better location.That said, there are a large number of "smaller" nightclubs such as Metros, Spread Eagle and other locations. There are plenty of pubs, and even an organised pub crawl.Plenty of places cater for students with cheaper drinks.nights or special deals and coupons which are redeemable for free drinks etc.

      2014, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      more sports clubs than societies. popular nights every wednesday and friday

      2014, 3rd year, Academic Studies In Primary Education

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    • Everyday expenses

      It can be quite easy to mamage money. What I did was pay off all of the major bill (like accommadation and course books) at the...

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      2012, 1st year, Ancient History

      Everyday expenses

      It can be quite easy to mamage money. What I did was pay off all of the major bill (like accommadation and course books) at the start of the year so that I did not spend money that I did not have. Do not buy the most expensive food! You can buy nice food which is also cheap so do not go for a lot of food. On another note, avoid eating out a lot because this can really add up. Online shopping is a big vice in university, so try not to go on this too much too. There are a lack of shops at Lampeter, so a lot of things will have to be bought online, but if you shop hard you can always find a good bargin. There are many cash machines in town, so it is easy to go to one of these and cheak you bank balance. This helps because sometimes you think that you have more money than you actually do. One thing that I wished I had known before coming to uni was how expensive laundry is. Make sure that you always have enough to wash your clothers every week (or every other week if you are so inclined). Noting is worse to have to go to a lecture only to find out that you have no more clean clothes because you can't afford it.

      2012, 1st year, Ancient History

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    • Sport

      rugby men's and women's(just started) , football men's and women's, hockey men's and women's

      2014, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      accommodation isnt brilliant. it is getting more expensive each year and nothing has changed within it. the lino flooring is...

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      2012, 3rd year, Classical Studies

      Accommodation

      accommodation isnt brilliant. it is getting more expensive each year and nothing has changed within it. the lino flooring is useless so is the oven. if you can afford it have ensuite as shared ends up being disgusting. make sure that if you return to accommodation the next year that you get a complete hall of your FRIENDS as it will make life easier as new students wont listen to the 2nd or 3rd years in halls so doing your work in a nice peaceful atmosphere is impossible. if you can try and get accommodation in town but be careful, some landlords are not that good. always speak to welfare about this to check. if looking for town acommodation look for it EARLY as there is very little so it goes quickly.

      2012, 3rd year, Classical Studies

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

61%

MED

Sporty

57%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH

Number of students

11,825

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

34%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

of students here are from outside the UK

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