Lord Rowan Williams has been installed as the new chancellor of the University of South Wales. And among his first duties was presenting honorary doctorates to First Minister Carwyn Jones AM and Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland.
Speaking of his new role, Lord Williams said: "This is in many senses a coming home, in a very personal sense. In a lifetime I have spent many years outside Wales, but my roots are as firmly here as the day I left as a Swansea schoolboy to begin my own study as an undergraduate.
"I return today to Wales for what I believe are the very best of reasons: to take up my next role in Wales's largest university and one of her civic and economic society's great assets."
Honorary doctorates were also awarded to Julia Unwin, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Presiding Judge for Wales Mrs Justice Nicola Davies.
Wales captain Sam Warburton has picked up an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales.
The British and Irish Lions star was presented with the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to rugby.
He said: "I am delighted that my career in rugby is being recognised in this way. I'm living proof that you get out of life what you put in and that the sacrifices you make along the way do pay off and bring rewards which make it all worthwhile."
A video featuring Cardiff-born actor Ioan Gruffudd advertising a new Welsh university has caused a stir - after it emerged it was shot in England.
The 90-second University of South Wales video depicts the Hornblower and Titanic actor walking through Mendip Hills in Somerset.
It is understood downpours in the Brecon Beacons were behind the decision to change the location.
But the University of South Wales has defended the advert, saying the video has 'a very Welsh flavour with one of Wales' top stars'.
A spokesperson said: "Its message is universal, making people think about how their university choices affect the rest of their lives.
"We are pleased that thousands of people are continuing to watch the advert with overwhelmingly positive feedback for its powerful message. We'd encourage people to watch the video and judge for themselves."
The University of South Wales was formed this year from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, with over 33,000 students attending.
Wales newest university has signed an agreement with the armed forces to support service personnel as they leave military life. The Armed Forces Covenant with the University of South Wales is the first of its kind.