University of Wales Trinity Saint David
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Medwin Hughes|
|Chair of Council||The Venerable Randolph Thomas|
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was created through the merger of three of the oldest higher education institutions in Wales - the University of Wales, Lampeter, Trinity University College Carmarthen and Swansea Metropolitan University.
The University of Wales, Lampeter was the oldest University institution in Wales. It was formally opened in 1827 as St David's College. It received Royal Charters permitting it to award its own degrees in 1852 and 1865. In 1971, it became a part of the University of Wales, originally holding its degree awarding powers in abeyance. In 2009, the University committed to work with Trinity University College to create a new university.
Established in 1848 to train teachers for Church Schools, Trinity was the only University Church College in Wales and traditionally offered vocationally focused degree programmes through the medium of English, Welsh or bilingually. The University College saw itself as a community university that served the needs of Wales and beyond. It developed an international dimension through links in the USA, China and Japan, in particular.
Swansea Metropolitan has been a major centre for the delivery of vocational higher education since 1853. It employs more than 500 staff and teaches more than 6,500 students. The University was formed from the three former Swansea colleges of Art, Teacher Education and Technology which were founded in 1853, 1872 and 1897 respectively. Swansea Metropolitan merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David on 1 August 2013.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is based on three campuses in South West Wales and also has a campus in London for international students. The Carmarthen campus is in Carmarthenshire and the Lampeter Campus in the county of Ceredigion. Swansea is a city centre-based urban campus in Wales’s second largest city.
|Academic profile 2016/17 (Source: HEFCW End of Year Monitoring Survey)|
|Total student enrolments||8,305|
|Full-time student enrolments||5,785|
|Sandwich year out student enrolments||0|
|Part-time student enrolments||2,520|
Note: data is subject to rounding.