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Swansea Metropolitan name change

Students next to the new logo Credit: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

As of today, Swansea Metropolitan University will now be known as the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea.

The change comes as a result of the recent merger of Swansea Metropolitan University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The University's campuses across the city are being rebranded with a new logo as a new academic year begins.

Trinity St David students hold sit-in over 'staff and course cuts'

Students in Lampeter are continuing a sit-in tonight in protest at what they say are cuts to staff and courses at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The students say their education is suffering. The university says a restructuring was needed because of lower than expected student numbers.

Our West Wales reporter Kevin Ashford has the story...


Trinity Saint David: student sit-in over 'staff cuts'

Students have taken part in a sit-in in West Wales this morning.

They're angry about what they claim are cuts to academic staff at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David following a merger between the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity College Camarthen.

Bosses say they've had to restructure, but teaching has been reallocated to staff with the same specialism or alternative modules offered.

The University has been reviewing its staffing complement; seeking efficiency gains in some areas whilst looking to invest inothers as part of the annual planning process.

This is normal activity withinthe business environment and its purpose is to secure the long term sustainability of the organisation.

The University is mindful of the needs of its students and understands that the unfortunate, but unavoidable, restructuring has caused concern.

However, throughout the consultation period and in planning for this academic year and future years, the University has placed the needs of its total student body at the top of its agenda.

– Spokesperson, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Fossilised tracks found on Borth beach

A cast of a child's footprint sits next to the original fossil Credit: ITV News Wales

Archaeologists have discovered prehistoric human and animal footprints on a beach at Borth, near Aberystwyth.

The team, from the University of Wales Trinity St David, carried out the work after the tide revealed a large area of hardened peat beneath the sand.

The human footprints range from those thought to be of a 4 year old, right up to those of adults. They were found alongside animal tracks, ranging from cattle, sheep and even a bear.

“Evidence, such as children’s footprints are very rare from the past” says Dr Ros Coard

"To see such small children’s foot prints in the sediment really brings the past into the present in a way that any parent or child today could understand’.