Branch Officer: Bethan Wyn Davies
The Trinity Saint David branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is located on the University campus in Carmarthen. The branch is very active, and the majority of the University’s Welsh-speaking staff and students are members. The branch office is located in a central and prominent spot on campus where students can call in for a chat and receive advice and information at any time.
The University has invested in new Welsh medium provision in recent years in areas such as Art and Design, Sport and Outdoor Education Studies, Business, Early Childhood, Youth and Community Work, Theology and Religious Studies, and the provision is expanding further.
A high percentage of the Welsh medium and bilingual courses at Trinity Saint David are part of the Coleg’s Scholarship Scheme, and the University also offers students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship of up to £600 a year for studying their degree through the medium of Welsh.
The University’s Welsh language society is co-ordinated by the students, who organise a variety of social events and activities, from international rugby trips to sports competitions, along with the Intercollegiate Eisteddfod.
The Trinity Saint David Choir has been hugely successful on eisteddfod stages over the years, and a number of concerts are held with plenty of opportunities to perform, travel and socialise. The branch’s students have also formed a student committee, who organise various activities.
Trinity Saint David has excellent facilities; much work has been done over the past year to build new buildings and to improve facilities for students.
Contact the University of Wales Trinity Saint David branch for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / @CangenDDS