Celebrations on the Lampeter Campus
Nearly 400 people who studied at the University were awarded their degrees today on the Lampeter Campus.
Among those getting degrees were students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Studies, the Faculty of Education and Training and the Faculty of Humanities.
There were also honorary fellowship for Welsh social entrepreneur, John Bennett.
John Bennett is perhaps best known as the former managing director of award-winning social enterprise Pack-IT, a packaging company employing people with physical and learning disabilities, that grew from a ‘modest’ business to one with a £1m+ turnover.
A social entrepreneur for more than 16 years, John has served as an activist and ambassador, tirelessly promoting social enterprise throughout the world as a business model that can help improve the lives of the disadvantaged, the marginalized and the disabled.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes said:
"Graduation day is an opportunity for our students to celebrate their achievements and reflect on their time at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. It also allows them to express their thanks to those family and friends who supported them throughout their studies.
“Our degree days are family occasions in every sense of the word, because we always think of the wider community of graduates as part of the ‘university family’.”
“However, as this year’s graduates take their leave, this University, like all other higher education institutions, is very aware of the uncertain economic times within which we live.
“It is our sincere hope that the range of transferable skills acquired by our students – either through their academic studies or through other various learning experiences organised by the University and the Students’ Union - will greatly enhance their chances in the jobs market.
“Given their outstanding results and genuine commitment to learning, we are confident that this year’s cohort will emulate their predecessors.
“We wish them well in their future careers and we thank them for their contribution to the life of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.”
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