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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

Dialog 287 comments (71 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The course is intensive but equally enjoyable with lots of different skills and contexts being used. You have 18 hours a week...

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      2013, 1st year, Acting

      Academic Experience

      The course is intensive but equally enjoyable with lots of different skills and contexts being used. You have 18 hours a week in year 1 with 3 hours for each module (there are six) a week. The content of the course is very varied and highly interesting in each module where you can find your strengths and weaknesses as the weeks go by therefor it varies in how challenging it is for different people. You have to work with lots of different people but it is great as you can get to know your course mates throughout the year. The work required is written work in log books for each module which you use during lessons but mainly after sessions where you are given study tasks after every session. I had only around 2 or 3 essays throughout the year so they are rare however a lot of written work is still done. There are no written exams on this course however practical assessments are done throughout the year - but you are given a lot of help in preparation for them! The tutors are brilliant and there to help you and the personal attention and advice you get from them is really great and helps you develop throughout the year. The facilities for our course is okay - they are not great as there are some smaller rooms which you sometimes have to work in but the large dance studio, Open acoustic room 'ABC', and the Halliwell theatre are great.

      2013, 1st year, Acting

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    • Accommodation

      The University held a fair for looking for houses for students, not very satisfied, I think the uni should look more into the...

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      2016, 1st year, Drawing

      Accommodation

      The University held a fair for looking for houses for students, not very satisfied, I think the uni should look more into the people they have promote TheIr propertys too. Look everywhere is my advice, look at online. Ask tutors for ideas on places or websites. Look at advertisement.

      2016, 1st year, Drawing

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    • Academic Experience

      With regards to teaching time with single honours it can be anything upto 12 hours class time per week but the layout means...

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      2013, 1st year, Epistemology

      Academic Experience

      With regards to teaching time with single honours it can be anything upto 12 hours class time per week but the layout means there is a lot of free time between classes, this is designed for reading but can feel very under-productive in excess. The teaching in general is mostly to a high and interactive standard but I found one tutor did not engage the class enough and so the lectures became tedious, however the seminars allowed for some discussion which I found particularly useful with my learning style. The content of the course is very appropriate and widely applicable to general Philosophy and the material can be exceptionally challenging at times but once you have got around to that way of thinking it simplifies. The course only has two exams in first year unless you take an outside module, the rest is assessed by essays, sometimes too many of these I have found can be given but it is excellent writing and time-management practise. The feedback from most tutors is very helpful and as you can easily get to know the staff they can always find time to discuss individual assistance for work and let you know about individual strengths and weaknesses in person. The course specific facilities in terms of books available was poor speaking honestly, most books are available as e-books but this can be problematic if you do not want to spend long amount of time in from of a screen or like to annotate work. other than this there is an excellent trip provided and the classrooms are generally pleasant with many colloquiums being held regularly.

      2013, 1st year, Epistemology

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    • Accommodation

      The En-suite Self-Catering halls are the best although you pay more it is worth it, to have your own shower, toilet and sink.

      2013, 3rd year, Classical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Everything is falling apart. Im not kidding, we had literal hole in the walls to the outside and the roof it leaking!

      2016, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Nightlife

      There are some great pubs and deals for students in the town. However there are a few nightclubs and that's it. There are some...

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

      Nightlife

      There are some great pubs and deals for students in the town. However there are a few nightclubs and that's it. There are some fantastic bars and pubs.

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

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Sporty

50%

LOW

Creative

59%

MED

Political

31%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

44%

LOW

Varied union activities

56%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £15.6k LOW

Number of students

10,425

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

83%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

32%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

9%

of students here are from outside the UK

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