Short story

The 2022 edition of the prestigious competition opens for entries!

The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition is a distinguished national writing competition for writers born or living in Wales. Originally established in 1991, we are delighted to manage this prestigious award on behalf of The Rhys Davies Trust and in association with Parthian Books.

The competition recognises the very best unpublished short stories in English in any style and on any subject up to a maximum of 5,000 words by writers aged 18 or over who are from, or living in, Wales.

The winner of the first prize will receive £1,000 and will have their winning entry included in a short story anthology to be published by Parthian Books in 2022. 11 runners-up/finalists will each receive £100 and their work will also feature in the short story anthology.

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Trezise will be guest judge for the 2022 competition. (more…)

Wednesday December 15th, 2021

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Chocolate recycle As Wales’ recycling rate reaches an all-time high, we’re calling on our students to keep up their ‘mighty’ efforts when it comes to recycling this Christmas.

With 94% of us recycling regularly, Wales is a nation of Mighty Recyclers. We’re the world’s third best recycling nation, and we’re backing Wales Recycles’ Mighty Mission to get to number one.

The latest data reveals we’re one step closer to reaching the top spot with Wales’ overall recycling rate increasing to 65.4%. This means we’re currently recycling just over 65% of our overall waste, exceeding Welsh Government’s ‘Beyond Recycling’ strategy target of 64% for this year.

A survey compiled earlier this year revealed that over 8 in 10 Welsh citizens now see recycling as the ‘right’ thing to do, with 7 in 10 recycling to do their bit for the environment. More of us than ever see recycling as part of our day-to-day routine. Interestingly there has also been a big jump in the number of us citing environmental concerns as our key motivator to recycle. This is fantastic, but with almost half of us still not recycling everything we can, there is more we can do to ensure that our recyclable items are put out with our recycling kerbside collections every week.

If we’re to help Wales get from third in the world to first, and continue protecting our precious resources, we all need to ramp up our efforts this festive period.

Christmas is traditionally the time of year we create the most waste at home. From all the extra food we buy to the mountain of packaging from Christmas gift purchases, it’s a great opportunity to make sure we’re recycling everything we possibly can.

That’s why we’re supporting Wales Recycles’ Be Mighty. Recycle. campaign, funded by Welsh Government, to encourage everyone in Wales to be Mighty Recyclers this Christmas. (more…)

Tuesday December 14th, 2021

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Female working on laptopDue to the transition to Zoom Telephone, there may be a slight disruption in telephone service on the 15th December. There will be a temporary switchboard number in use for the day- 01792 968968.

If your service is not working as you require on the 16th December please email –

Monday December 13th, 2021

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bus stop road markingsThere will be additional bus services in place for students attending exams in Bay Campus and travelling to Singleton Campus and Singleton Lane Sports Centre.

A full timetable of exam bus services will be sent out shortly.

Friday December 10th, 2021

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy and safe festive period, and provide you with some key information on the opening hours of University services and support available over the Christmas vacation. (more…)

Thursday December 9th, 2021

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