Uni's armed forces agreement

The University of South Wales has signed an Armed Forces Covenant to help re-train people leaving the military.

University gives education pledge to military

Soldiers, sailors and airmen will benefit from an agreement with the University of South Wales on education opportunities. Credit: MoD

Wales's first Armed Forces Covenant between the military and a university has been signed at Cardiff Castle.

Under the agreement, the University of South Wales will support service personnel with a Forces Champion.

They'll be given advice and guidance on their educational futures when they leave the forces.

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Military covenant signing at Cardiff Castle

The signing will take place at Cardiff Castle later this morning Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

An Armed Forces Covenant will be signed this morning between the Armed Forces and the new University of South Wales.

It's understood to be the first time a covenant has been signed between the forces and a university in Wales.

Under the covenant agreement, the university will provide service personnel with educational advice when they leave the forces, and continue to support staff who serve in the reserve forces.