University of Wales Students make a Royal Visit

Posted on 10 February 2010

The Prince of Wales meets Debra Ann Collins, a student at Swansea Metropolitan University

Twenty four University of Wales students made a Royal Visit to HRH The Prince of Wales’s residence in West Wales, Llwynywermod, on Monday ( February 8 2010).

The Prince of Wales is the University’s Chancellor and, to maintain his close links with the institution and its students, he extends a yearly invitation to University of Wales students to pay a visit to his Welsh residence near Myddfai, Llandovery. His Royal Highness takes a great interest in the studies and future aspirations of the University’s students.

Nestled amongst the hills north of the Brecon Beacons, and featuring stunning views across its 192-acre estate and the wider Carmarthenshire countryside, Llwynywermod is set in a listed historic park and is the official residence in Wales of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.  

Due to last year’s bad weather the 2009 visit was postponed, so this year we had a bumper crop of students who are all studying for University of Wales degrees in institutions across the country attending the event.

Each year, Universities in Wales which offer our degrees, nominate students to meet the Chancellor. This year there were students from Glyndŵr University; University of Wales, Lampeter; Trinity University College, Carmarthen; Swansea Metropolitan University; University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) and students from Bangor, Swansea and Aberystwyth Universities who are studying for University of Wales degrees.

There were budding young film-makers, psychologists and physicists amongst the students who enjoyed the Royal hospitality. Rhiannon Dafydd, in her final year studying for a BSc at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham said:

“I’m delighted to be a part of the University of Wales’s visit to Llwynywermod and to get to meet The Prince himself is fantastic! He was very interested in learning more about us. It’s been an unforgettable experience.”

Marc Clement, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales added:

“His Royal Highness, as Chancellor of the University, takes a keen interest in all our activities, and we are delighted that our students are offered this opportunity to visit him at his home in Wales. The students have all enjoyed meeting him to talk about their studies and experiences at the University of Wales.”


For Press and Media information, please contact Joanna Davies, Head of Communications, University of Wales: Tel: 07534 228754


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