Arms and Crest

The Armorial Bearings of the University are described as follows:


Argent on a Fesse Murrey three Medieval Lamps Or all within a Bordure of the second charged with eight Mullets of the third 


 On a Wreath of the Colours A Dragon statant Gules resting the dexter claw on an Open Book proper inscribed with the words "Goreu Awen Gwirionedd".

The lamps in the design signify the three Constituent Colleges in being when the University was established in 1893. The eight mullets or stars represent the elements which made up the original University Court.

The legend below the shield, Scientia Ingenium Artes, may be understood as summarizing at once the qualities of the ideal student and three of the chief areas of university study (Arts, Science and Engineering).

The words inscribed on the book are those of the University motto, Goreu Awen Gwirionedd — The Best Inspiration is Truth.