Lampeter is a lively, historic market town set at the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains in the county of Ceredigion.
Our campus is situated in the middle of town and hence all shops and amenities are located within easy walking distance. Lampeter offers a variety of unusual, independent shops, together with student-friendly cafés and pubs that provide everything you need on a day to day basis.
The town is a centre for organic food with a wide selection of organic fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, and other quality foodstuffs for sale or served in local restaurants.
About the Campus
The campus was founded in 1822 as St David’s College to provide a liberal education to members of the clergy including Classics and History amongst other disciplines.
Over the years it developed the range of subjects and, as the University of Wales Lampeter, enjoyed a reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate provision in English, Archaeology, Chinese, Classics, History, Theology, as well as such new areas as Philosophy, Anthropology, Ancient Civilisations and Creative Writting.
A new development is the introduction of Education modules to form Major/Minor and Combined Honours programmes. Now, as the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the academic community continues to thrive and the portfolio offered attracts an international cohort of students each year.
The campus is situated on one of the town’s main thoroughfares. The original building stands proudly against the lush green hills of rural Wales and a stream ambles its way around the campus perimeter. The riverbanks on campus are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the number of indigenous wildlife habitats it maintains including water voles and otters.
The campus facilities boast one of the best libraries and private collections of medieval manuscripts in the country - The Roderic Bowen Library and Archives - as well as the Canterbury Building which is home to the range of services providing support for our students. The Arts Hall and Cliff Tucker Theatre are both modern and well-equipped venues used for lectures as well as arts and community events.
The University’s sports facilities have also been enhanced and include joint provision between the University and Ceredigion County Council. In addition, student accommodation across the campus has been upgraded.