The Carmarthen Campus is located on the outskirts of Carmarthen town, the reputed birthplace of Merlin of Arthurian legend and the oldest town in Wales.
Carmarthen is a busy town with a good mix of traditional and modern shops, attesting to its unique charm and its readiness to adapt to the needs of the modern shopper.
It is home to national chains, boutique style shops, as well as excellent indoor and outdoor markets. It enjoys excellent leisure facilities and boasts the first purpose-built digital cinema with six 3D screens.
The town is served by major road and rail networks and is within easy reach of major cities including Swansea and Cardiff as well as ferry ports in west Wales.
About the Campus
The original 1848 building lies at the heart of the Carmarthen campus. It was originally known as South Wales and Monmouthshire Training College and was established to train teachers for church schools in England and Wales. It later became known as Trinity College and subsequently Trinity University College before joining forces with the University of Wales Lampeter to create the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Sweeping lawns and landscaped areas form a picturesque setting for the mix of Victorian and modern buildings. The campus boasts a range of facilities including a well-stocked library and excellent learning and teaching spaces, a fully-equipped theatre and workshops, media and music suites as well as IT facilities which include open access areas and rooms for students to undertake group work.
Sports facilities include the Sports Centre with a Health and Fitness Suite, swimming pool, a multi-purpose dance studio. Students Services and Students’ Union are both located in their own buildings on the campus enabling students to access their facilities and services easily. Student accommodation includes catered and self-catering halls which are located on the campus.
A new Learning and Teaching building provides first class facilities for lectures, group work as well as social spaces where you can relax with your friends in between lectures.
Our programmes in Art and Design are offered jointly with Coleg Sir Gâr, located adjacent to our Carmarthen campus. The combined strength of the academic and professional expertise provided as well as the dedicated facilities, including studios, exhibition spaces, and workshops, enable our students to develop their creative talents and hone their technical skills in an environment conducive to their needs.
Students who enrol on Coleg Sir Gâr programmes are also able to enjoy the wealth of facilities located on the campus, including the student accommodation.