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.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 293 comments (71 students)
    • Accommodation

      Its quite sizable and up to date. Also if a fair prise

      2016, 2nd year, World History

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    • Sport

      Free gym membership for sports students, plenty of sports teams such as hockey. Rugby, football and basketball. Extensive...

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

      Sport

      Free gym membership for sports students, plenty of sports teams such as hockey. Rugby, football and basketball. Extensive facilities to playback activities, and a broad scope of opposing universities to compete against in competitions

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

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    • The upside

      The quality of student accomodation has been dire.The rooms have a lack of appropriate desks, storage, and uncomfortable small...

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      2016, 2nd year, Ancient History

      The upside

      The quality of student accomodation has been dire.The rooms have a lack of appropriate desks, storage, and uncomfortable small beds (smaller than a standard single bed).Heating in the various halls is regularly disrupted, or even lacking at times.The water is not of great quality.Showers are tiny and uncomfortable, as well as lacking proper lighting or ventilation.The doors lack proper handles, having only a bolt-lock on one side, making them rattle and shake any time another door is closed.Internet access across campus, but particularly within halls is limited, unstable, and slow, both via WiFi and direct Ethernet access. Kitchen facilities are severely lacking in space, with an improper amount of surfaces or equipment for use by the number of students given access to each Kitchen. With 7-10 students to each kitchen, kitchens are regularly in disarray, with queues for access to sinks, clean cooking spaces, and ovens.Estates has poor quality communication with students, often failing to reply to e-mail, or even holding to promises made in person. Warning of fire-drills or room inspections are often not given.Maintenance of the facilities is severely lacking, with times exceeding 1 month given for the most basic of repair jobs, such as changing lightbulbs, or fixing shelves/cupboards. Even issues of a lack of hot water, or heating, can take several days, if not weeks to be addressed.The quality of halls is not consistent across campus, as certain halls are significantly older than others, and have drastically limited facilities, aged equipment, and lacking modern aspects, such as proper insulation.Hall wardens are inaccessible, and number only a handful, but are never present.Security is likewise never present nor visible. Doors to halls lack proper locking facilities, as well as useful security cameras, which has allowed several cases of theft from halls to go unpunished. This is in addition to the ease in which the general public can walk onto the university grounds unchallenged.The quality of halls are not up to expectations set when applying to university, and the halls which were shown during Open Days were handpicked to be of the highest quality, and not representative of all, or most of the halls on campus.

      2016, 2nd year, Ancient History

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    • Accommodation

      Fairly good sized rooms; kitchen facilities were adequate, as were the shower rooms. There are some noise issues in certain...

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      2016, 2nd year, English Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      Fairly good sized rooms; kitchen facilities were adequate, as were the shower rooms. There are some noise issues in certain halls due to partying and societies.

      2016, 2nd year, English Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Being a small town there isn't much nightlife, however there are a few good pubs in town, such as The Castle or The King's...

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      2014, 2nd year, Archaeology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      Being a small town there isn't much nightlife, however there are a few good pubs in town, such as The Castle or The King's Head, and they put on various Open Mic and other music events.

      2014, 2nd year, Archaeology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The nights out could be better, there is the union club and an additional one in the town, but the upside is the opportunity...

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      2013, 1st year, Epistemology

      The downside

      The nights out could be better, there is the union club and an additional one in the town, but the upside is the opportunity for campfires and walks to the hill fort. I was disappointed with the bus services to the nearest towns which only ran every hour and cost 5.80 for a return, but the local places offer a diverse range of shopping and nightlife opportunities as there are specially catered buses for late at night.

      2013, 1st year, Epistemology

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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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