Group President

Robert Simkins
robert.simkins@uwtsd.ac.uk

Shwmae pawb!  My name is Rob and I’m your Group President for 2018-19. The Officers are all here to make sure that you have the best possible time here at UWTSD, from London to Lampeter and everywhere in between!  We offer opportunities and advice for everyone in the SU, no matter who you are, where you are and what you study, so get involved and make the most of your time here, we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible!

 

Carmarthen Campus President

Becky Ricketts
becky.ricketts@uwtsd.ac.uk

Hi everyone, I'm Becky and I'm your Carmarthen Campus President for this year! I'm really looking forward to meeting you all over Freshers and in the coming year, and helping you get stuck into uni life!

I'm here to represent YOU, to ensure that you get everything out of uni life that you want to. Whether you have an idea for a new society, a problem with your course or just want a chat, I am here to help. You can also get involved with what we do throughout the year-your ideas shape our work. See you all around campus, feel free to stop and say hi along the way!

 

Lampeter Campus President

Josh Whale
josh.whale@uwtsd.ac.uk

Hi! I’m Josh and I’m your Lampeter Campus President this year. I’m here to represent students and to help ensure that students are getting the best possible experience from University! Part of my job is to encourage healthy well-being and to support students whenever they need it. We wish to be more engaged with our other wonderful campuses this coming year, so watch out for events across UWTSD for you to get involved in! If you have any questions or feedback, I have an open door policy so please feel free to come by! If I’m not in the office, drop me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Swansea Campus President

Charlie Jones
charlie.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Charlie your students' union president at UWTSD Swansea. I’m here to support, represent and inspire students. My aim is to make sure that you get the best possible student experience at your time in UWTSD. Let me know if you need anything or if you just want a chat, I’m available at all times and to be there for you when you need me. My objective is to get students a greater say in what happens around the student experience, and become more engaged with the students' union.

Chief Executive

Rhys Dart
r.dart@uwtsd.ac.uk • @ChiefExecTSDSU

As the Chief Executive of the Students’ Union, I lead the staff team and make sure that the student officers are supported and able to achieve their aims. I make sure that good plans are in place to deliver excellent services, events and opportunities to students. I report to the Trustee Board and to the University on SU work and progress and support the officers in their most important role, representing our students. 

The best thing about my job is working with the elected officers – Students’ Unions are exciting because our leadership changes every year. It helps to keep us fresh and means that we are constantly evolving. I came to TSDSU because it was a challenge and I’m motivated by helping to make our SU the best that it can be… which can only be done by getting as many students involved as possible, by trying new things and making sure that we are winning for students. 

I work across all of our campuses and try to be on site in Carmarthen, Swansea and Lampeter at least once each week

 

Business & Finance Manager

Michelle Viccars
michelle.viccars@uwtsd.ac.uk

My job primarily involves ensuring that the Student Union manages to provide all its activities within the budget that is set at the beginning of the year.  I keep track of the finances of the SU including the payroll.  In addition, I manage the in house design team, the administrative team, and the Bar that we run in Lampeter.

What is the best thing about my job? Working at the SU brings something different every day! I get to work with a great team of staff and sabbaticals and it is very satisfying supporting students to achieve their goals and aspirations.

I'm based in Swansea but work cross-campus.

 

Advocacy & Governance Co-ordinator

Jeremy Harvey
jeremy.harvey@uwtsd.ac.uk

My job is to ensure that all students are able to get the most out of their time as a student. I support the Course and Faculty Rep system, support students through academic appeals and look at things like academic rules and regulations to make sure students are treated fairly.

My favourite part of the job is when I have been able to help a student through a difficult patch and got them through it with a positive result.

I work across all of our campuses.

 

Student Development Co-ordinator

Josh Tobin
josh.tobin@uwtsd.ac.uk

I'm focused on enhancing the development of student skills, enjoyment and employability. As the Student Development Co-ordinator. I am responsible for the Students’ Union’s BUCS and non BUCS sports teams and act as the staff link with BUCS and BUCS Wales. I also work with our societies across all three campuses and work to create and implement student volunteering opportunities on all sites. 

Favourite part of the job – Sport is a big passion of mine so getting to work closely with student sports teams and societies on a daily basis to help make their time at university all that more enjoyable is a very satisfying part of my Job. I cover all three campuses so you can find me weekly in the SU at Carmarthen and Lampeter and in the SU offices in Swansea which are based on the Mount Pleasant campus, above the Metro Café.

 

 

Student Voice Co-ordinator

Bea Fallon
b.fallon@uwtsd.ac.uk

Working for such a small Union, a lot of what I do encompasses students from all walks of life in various forms, from student parents to distance learners; my role is making sure every student has the opportunity to use their voice to better their time here.

You’ll see me working closely with your elected student officers, from training Course Reps, Part-Time Officers and Faculty Representatives, to co-ordinating Big Ideas, and student Council.

I am all about feedback, representation and student voice. Come say Hi. 

 

 

Student Engagement Assistant: Swansea

Andrew Jones
andrew.g.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

My job at the union involves most things SU related, whether it’s volunteering, campaigns or even fundraising for charity. If there’s a campaign you want to run come and see me, if you’d like to volunteer for something specific come and see me, or if there’s a charity you’re interested in raising for, come and see me!

The best thing about my job is trying to provide students with more opportunities to enjoy themselves. As your course and your studies only make-up a small percentage of your time at university I think it’s important that we try and offer you the best opportunities and extra-curricular activities.

I’m based in Swansea, working across all the UWTSD campuses in the city.

 

Student Engagement Assistant: Carmarthen

Laura Yates
laura.yates@uwtsd.ac.uk

As Student Engagement Assistant based in Carmarthen, my post involves working closely with the Group President, Campus President and the other Student Engagement Assistants. My main role is to inspire Students to get involved with different types of events, such as Elections, Freshers Week and Challenge Cup.

Working with such a small Union is great because you can really get to know the students and encourage a wide range of activities, and boost confidence for students to run their own events such as RAG. I am passionate about students getting the most out of their experience whilst at University.

My hobbies include being an eco-warrior, yoga, long walks on the beach with my furry best friend and a cheeky G & T every now and then.

I am also very susceptible to cakes...

 

Student Engagement Assistant: Lampeter

Laura Cait-Driscoll
laura-cait.driscoll@uwtsd.ac.uk

Working with the student's union, my job covers students from all journeys in life. School leavers, mature, post-grade, distance, parents etc. I’m here to ensure that all students are engaged with everything we do, whether they’re based on or off our campus.   
It’s amazing being able to help others and so reassuring that students feel confident and comfortable enough coming to us in their time of need or with their ideas. I love hearing how the Students Union has positively impacted their university experience like it did mine when I was a student. One of the best perks that comes from the job is enabling the students to run student-led activities whether that be setting up a new society, fundraising or putting on an event. The student's union is here to offer the students the best opportunities we can to support you when you’re not in lectures. We try to ensure that there’s something here for everyone. Feel free to drop me an e-mail or pop into my office on the Lampeter campus!  

Comms & Design Co-ordinator

Sarah Cole
s.cole@uwtsd.ac.uk

My job involves working with sabbatical officers to create fun and engaging campaigns. I provide design and look after the Students’ Union website, social media and the overall brand. 

My favourite part of my job is hearing the weird and wonderful ideas officers come up with and helping bring their visions to life. 

I spend most of my time working with the communication team in Swansea with regular visits to Lampeter and Carmarthen campuses.

 

 

 

Graphic Designer

Morwenna Chapman
morwenna.chapman@uwtsd.ac.uk

I work part-time at the SU, supporting the Comms & Design Co-ordinator and Comms & Digital Media assistant in our three-person team. I work on projects designing artwork to promote events and campaigns across a range of different media, helping staff and SABBs bring their ideas to life!

We have a great team here and brainstorming ideas for a new brief is always fun, but I do love getting a job back from the printers! 

I am based in Swansea at our Mount Pleasant Office. 

 

Comms & Digital Media Assistant

Matthew Otten
matthew.otten@uwtsd.ac.uk

Hi there, my name’s Matt. I work as a Comms & Digital Media Assistant for the Students’ Union.

I work as part of a 3 person team (our collection of desks form ‘Design Island’ in the office). I help to support Sarah, the Comms & Design Co-odinator, and Mo, the Graphic Designer.

I am primarily responsible for the SU’s photography, video and motion graphics.

I love chatting to the students, getting to know them and helping film and promote their great events; such as the puppy party, beach cleans and Challenge Cup.

I’m usually based in Swansea, but I also pop up on Carmarthen and Lampeter. If you’ve got an event planned and need some help with photography, video or promotion - get in touch. 

 

Project and Events Coordinator 

Danny Hyde
d.hyde@uwtsd.ac.uk

I'm responsible for running the bar and nightclub here in Lampeter, putting together the events programme for the year, helping you organise and plan events to raise some funds for your societies and making sure your time with here as memorable as possible.

The best thing about my job is hard to pin down,  meeting the celebrity guests we've had over the last few years was great, especially chilling with Hodor, the taster packs brewery's send out are definitely a perk but cliched as it is seeing you guys let loose on our big nights and getting involved here at the SU is probably my favourite thing. 

If you ever need to find me I'll either be in the bar or drowning in finance sheets upstairs in the SU.

 

Carmarthen

01267 676 876
TSDSU, College Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP

 

Lampeter

01570 422 619
TSDSU, College Street, Lampeter, SA48 7ED

 

Swansea

TSDSU, Llys Glas, Alexandra Rd, Swansea

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