Category Archives: UWTSD Stories

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow’s economy – Alix Charles

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow's economy - Alix Charles

Alix Charles (Performing Arts graduate) Alix Digital – www.alixdigital.com “Thankfully we predominantly operate online, so working from home is possible. To help us, we have made more use of video calls for any consultancy work and to have regular catch-ups. Our plans for the near future revolve around helping more businesses and improving the service […]

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow’s economy – Martin Eastwood

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow's economy - Martin Eastwood

Martin Eastwood (Music Technology graduate) Wide Variety Events & Marketing – www.widevarietymedia.com “It’s been a challenging time to be at the helm of an events and media company as all of our events were immediately cancelled or postponed. However, I quickly shifted my focus to what we could do right now to be successful. On […]

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow’s economy – Jay Smith

Student start-ups. Fuel for tomorrow's economy - Jay Smith

Jay Smith (Performing Arts graduate) Stage 8 – www.stage8group.com “Covid-19 has had a profound impact on our business and an impact we will no doubt continue to feel for some time after restrictions are lifted. Overnight our income completely stopped, and we knew we needed to do something to keep some income and retain clients. […]

UWTSD graduate launches Scrubs for Wales to help frontline workers in the NHS

UWTSD graduate launches "Scrubs for Wales" to help frontline workers in the NHS

Jo Ashburner, a Surface Pattern Design graduate from University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and boss of Red Dragon Manufacturing Flagmakers, has launched a new campaign to fund the production and supply of scrubs for frontline workers in the NHS. Red Dragon Flagmakers is a social mission business based in Clydach that specialises in […]

UWTSD Illustration graduate Kayley Williams has just published and illustrated her first book

UWTSD Illustration graduate Kayley Williams has an exciting new year to look forward to – she’s just published and illustrated her first book and is about to embark on a sequel. Kayley, says the University played a lead role in her success story and achieving her goal of becoming a published author. And she now […]

The student voice: feedback on the AHEH pilot training from students at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD

Staff and students were delighted to take part in the AHEH pilot training programme in Alcalá de Henares in November. With a little time to reflect on the experience, Abagail, Steven, Elisha and Andrew share their reflections on the experience: I am very grateful to have been chosen to participate in the AHEH study pilot. […]

Implementation into the curriculum

The team at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD in partnership with colleagues from Coastal Housing is excited to be pilot-testing the AHEH training programme this September. The evolving outcomes of the research, development and pilot-testing activities of the AHEH project are being implemented into the curriculum at UWTSD, Swansea College of Art.  This September sees […]

Student feedback from Finland Trip

Staff and Students from AHEH project partners were delighted to visit Finland to take part in a pilot training study trip.  The trip included visits to the Design Factory and Urban Mill at Aalto University as well as the Ship Festival at Kotka.  The Ship Festival is an international festival of entrepreneurship including mentoring support […]

Swansea College of Art, UWTSD and South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership

Swansea Women’s Asylum Seekers Workshop In April 2019 Swansea College of Art, UWTSD funded and delivered a five day portfolio development workshop for the Swansea Women’s Asylum seekers group. Designed to introduce practical skills that the women can apply to develop a range of craft-based items with a commercial appeal The women will continue to […]

ROOF – a case study of a University / social enterprise collaboration

ROOF is a ground breaking collaborative project between Red Dragon MFG Ltd, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and Llamau/Caer Las with a social mission to save and change the lives of those suffering from homelessness. ROOF is shelter, warmth and security for someone who is homeless.  It’s a quality composite textile and innovative […]