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have been learning how to carry out a Scientific experiment by testing the viscosity of liquids.

preparing for their class assembly which is Wednesday 23rd January at 3pm.

are practising Welsh questions. Sut mae'r tywydd heddiw? Sut oedd y tywydd ddoe? Ydy hi'n heulog?

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Great start to the New Year - Lampeter branch are holding their concert at Lampeter University on Friday 15th February and on Saturday 16th February Narberth branch are holding their coffee morning at RAOB club

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Where to start? Courses I suppose. At least the general stuff.

Lampeter is the Humanities Campus of UWTSD teaching subjects like Archaeology, History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Heritage, Creative Writing etc… 

It is pioneering Block Teaching, with this year being the first year of this “Guinea Pig” Scheme. We don’t like it, most of the lecturers, don’t like it (some left over it), and it’s a scheme that’s come down on high. Testing is done at Lampeter because we’re the smallest campus, and therefore there are less people to complain. Not that anyone listens to the complaints. Students raised concerns and these were ignored. 

Block teaching works, but only in theory. Blocks are learnt one at time, intensively. 3hr lectures, everyday bar Wednesdays, and about 4hrs of reading or essay working every day just to keep up. People are cracking, camping in the library, crying in lecture, and having scheduled breakdowns, that kind of fun. 

The blocks are 4 weeks long, with a ten day break between them. Where apparently we have to stay on campus, because its termtime. No one has yet officially recategorized Lampeter as a prison so personally, I’m off. Those ten days are supposed to prep you for the next block, presumably so you can pick up the remnants of your sanity and prepare to have it beaten out of you again. 

First years have to do six of these blocks, second years, five and an independent project over another block, and third years four blocks and a 40 credit Dissertation. 

As you can tell I am not an advocate of the block system. Its stressful, miss one class for any reason, and its almost impossible to catch up, To save money and employ less lecturers the Management have created modules which just don’t work. Unrelated disciplines are taught together to the detriment of the smaller discipline because they just don’t understand the differences between them. (heritage and archaeology get taught together for instance, and there are reasons why they are different disciplines in the first place. 

At the same time students are given block options which have little to do with them. This is supposedly to give a greater choice of study material, but is actually because they can’t do enough subject specific modules. A friend of mine studying classics only had 3 options for a year, and two were in the same block). I myself had a lot of Chinese language options, and I study history. The only Chinese I know is “Chow Mein”. 

Block teaching was introduced only to save money for the management. Lampeter has lost lecturers, and courses over it, and won’t see any of the money back. Little of the funds coming from Lampeter students is spent there, with campuses at Carmarthen and Swansea being given disproportionate funds. 

Well, a big hi there and hello!

I doubt if anyone will ever read this, because Lampeter isn’t the most interesting place in the world. And the university isn’t that big. Local people sure as hell don’t want to go to Lampeter. But if you’re seriously considering a course at Lampeter then have a read, ask some questions, and learn from someone who has been there. And wants to make sure people don’t make a mistake in coming here. 

Lampeter isn’t the right choice for everybody.That’s undeniable, though the advertising people will try to tell you it is. Just like at every university in the country. But with UCAs applications opening very soon, and with The Student Room suspiciously quiet on the subject, in terms of honest student reviews not propaganda, I thought I would start this blog so prospective Freshers could see whether they fit before the commitment. 

That’s not to say Lampeter isn’t right for some. Don’t ask me who, Lampeter picks the student, the student doesn’t pick Lampeter. The best advice I can give is go to an open day, and if this place is calling you, if this feels like home, then your in. 

And once you’re in, it’s hard to escape. Some students never go home after studying, they get a house and a job in the local area and stay there. I will not be among them. I might come back for the Alumni weekends, you may meet me, but I have no desire to stick around on a more permanent basis. 

TL/DR: Welcome! This blog is to see whether Lampeter’s right for you. 

An encounter with a spirit maybe?

So I was sleeping and this really loud car drove by and woke me up. When I woke up I immediately had this mental image/feeling of an elderly woman standing over me with her hand out stretched and when I woke she fled down the stairwell and out the front door. 

To be honest, I had a fair bit to drink last night, but I also don’t have a hangover. That was really weird. 


Lampeter Lockdown


(via  Hometown archive from 1968. 

Something I struggle to understand: On a week where so many students essays are due in and in the middle of the week where a shit ton of them have early lectures as well, did this Goddamn shitty university arrange to have the actor of Hodor to come down and DJ for us. I have a fucking 2,500 word essay due in on Friday this is the most bullshittiest thing I have ever fucking seen


Operation Dinnerbell - To the Brave


In a couple of weeks time and I’ll be heading back to the sleepy Welsh town I called my home for three sunny years.

It has been five altogether longer years since I last visited and it feels right that my return is driven by the marriage of two friends, good people both, who remained to live and revel in the place after so many others left it behind.

Lamp, I missed you, and not just for the hills and flickering streams, but for the memories and friends that still call you home.

I shall mist up with manly tears, tumblr friends, an admission I’m sure will come as no surprise to any of you.

The end, well it's just that, is'nt it? The end.

The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter as been my home for the last three years, and now it’s all coming to an end.

Yesterday, and it’s still not fully sunk in, but my best friend Alisha was one of the first to go. Now, that broke my heart. We’ve had a 1000 happy moments and about 1000000 bad moments, but for every moment that girl made me smile was worth the 100000 bad moments. I  wish her every bit of happiness in the world, till we meet again darling. Till we meet again.

I’ve broken hearts and people have broken mine, but it’s all been worth it, and I would not change any of it. It’s been a learning curve, I’ve learnt to love and lost it, and finally I’ve learnt to love again. 

There’s three days that separate the space between now and when I leave, tomorrow I face the second most important exam in my life, but ironically, all I can think about is that I need to make the most of these three days. The three final days with the one I love, and the one I chose to love. For any of you that follow my blog, you’ll understand that. For those that don’t put it like this Johnny Depp once said: “ If you find your self falling in love with two people at the same time, then stick with the second one, because if you really loved the first, you would have never fell in love with the second”. I hope that helps you understand. Please also know I don’t regret any of choices. 

This can only be emphasised by the way last night felt, and for those of you who don’t know who my new man is he’s called Tom, and he’s just well, everything?. For those, again, that do follow my blog you’ll remember I posted a phone conversation between me and him, yeah that was the one, and remember all those ridiculously soppy lyrics, yeah, they were all for him. Well last night, I actually talked to my other half, I can’t remember the last time I did that with a boyfriend, we talked like tomorrow wasn’t ever going to come, and like nothing else in the world mattered, we smoked and we drank, and we had glorious fucking sex, and that not giving it nearly enough justice. And for once, everything was just perfect, just like it’s supposed to be, and it’s in them moments, that I realised nothing else matters.

Just like that.

Like it was something that had been locked away, sort of like a lightbulb switching on.

And here’s the real ending to this story, the real moral. Fuck the worry of money, fuck what your parents want of you, fuck the job that makes you feels degraded, fuck anything in life that makes you any less of person than you are. Go out there and find love, not just any kind of love, L-O-V-E, the kind where his smile says it all, the kind that says not all the riches in the world could make me feel as happy as I do now. Now that’s the kind of love each of you need to go out and find. The love that’s ruthless with your heart, keeps you on your toes, and never creates a dull day.

So TSD Lampeter, I thank you, I thank you greatly for every experience you have given me, and the love you have delivered to me. 

“To live is to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting”.

anonymous asked:

Where did you go to uni?

I went to a tiny little university in the depths of West Wales called Lampeter. 

I had a great time there, but looking back on it; choosing a place to study based largely on the fact that there are three national parks within spitting distance and because you had wind-swept dreams of secluded, peaceful cloisters, was probably not the best move.

It was certainly unique. 

The poor old place had been around since 1822, yet two years after I left, unable to sustain itself as an independent institution in a world of crippling cuts, it was absorbed by another more avaricious local establishment. 

Goodbye to you Lamp, it has been six years, but you gave me pleasant memories and a close-knit group of friends. 

I’ve just got back from having a microwave meal at 8.30am in my house.

My lecture starts in ten minutes but I’m not going but I am going to try and do as much work as possible for this essay and try and catch her afterwards to talk to her about it.

Hopefully this won’t backfire.

And I also have an alarm set on my phone for 3pm to wake Rosie up. I’m currently manning the stall with my shawl :)