‘Life in Lampeter: A Student’s Guide for Students’ by Stephany and Tom, Lampeter student ambassadors

This guide was prepared by current students, Stephany and Tom, as a handy guide to Lampeter. It doesn’t cover everything about the University and town but we hope it helps you to find out more about the town and campus. Have a great time at UWTSD!

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University Information

Study Rooms

There are study rooms located inside the library, which can be booked through the library catalogue. The university also has a number of rooms that can be booked for private study in the main reception with the porters.


The university divides its post, and you can collect it from two places. Most letters can be collected from upstairs in the Students Union, whilst all other letters and all parcels can be signed for and collected from the porters at Reception.


There are two laundry facilities on campus, one on each side of the river. Both laundry facilities have four pairs of washing machines and tumble driers, which on a normal cycle cost £2.00 and £1.50 respectively.


Lampeter Town


Food Shops

There are two main food shops in Lampeter, Sainsbury’s, and The Co-Op. In addition to these, there is also a Spar, just opposite the main entrance to the campus and a premier store.


Mon – Sat: 7.00 – 22.00

Sun: 10.00 – 16.00

The Co-Op:

Mon – Sat: 6.00 – 23.00

 Sun: 10.00 – 16.00


Mon – Sat: 7.00 – 23.00

Sun: 8.00 – 23.00


Mon – Sat: 7.00 – 22.00

Sun: 8.00 – 22.00

Organic Food Shops:   

The Mulberry Bush and the Organic Fresh Food Company & Lampeter Bake-House both contain a wide range of vegan and vegetarian foods.

Organic Fresh Food Company & Lampeter Bakehouse:

Mon – Sat: 9.00 – 17.30

Mulberry Bush:

Mon – Sat: 9.00 – 17.30        





Lampeter has a fine array of independent shops, along with a small number of chain stores. Some of the shops that you’ll find in town are:

  • Duet and Lan Lloft
  • Peacocks
  • Panacea – beauty salon
  • Charity shops

Apart from the fish & chips shops that you can find in Lampeter (Oh my Cod and Lloyds), the town has a selection of cafes, two bakeries, Indian and Chinese restaurants etc. Check the student blog for more information on places to eat.

Student Secrets


The real way to learn everything and anything about life at UWTSD Lampeter is to ask the students. Some helpful hints from students are:

The university has a range of bursaries and scholarships that are worth applying for. Please check the following link for more information: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/

Our careers department is based in the Canterbury Building. They are extremely helpful, they help students write their C.Vs, advertise part-time and full time jobs for graduates and for students that are looking to earn a bit of money while they are studying, etc. Twitter: @UWTSDcareers

Study skills sessions run frequently in the Canterbury building, if you feel like you need extra support with your studies, don’t hesitate to pay them a visit.

There are rooms in campus that you can book out for gaming and/or movie nights.

There is a smaller library located at the end of the department which students of the ancient world can used.

Don’t forget you can always check out the student blog: http://studentblog.uwtsd.ac.uk/

 Helpful Phone Numbers


  • Porters

The Porters are located in the campus Reception in the Old Building, and can be contacted to help with any problem. Either visit them, or call them on: 07976528354


  • Doctors Surgery

Just around the corner from the Library, the Doctors Surgery is really accessible for students. You can book an appointment on: 01570 422 665

  • Hall Wardens: 07975640200
  • University’s reception number: 01570 422 351
  • Emergency Services:


If you need the emergency services, dial 999, and let the porters know, if possible.

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Welcome to Lampeter and have a fantastic time studying with us!