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Glyndŵr University students visit HRH Prince of Wales’s home at Llwynywermod, West Wales

12 February 2010

Four Glyndŵr University students have made a Royal Visit to HRH the Prince of Wales’s residence in West Wales, Llwynywermod.

The Prince of Wales is Chancellor of the University of Wales, of which Glyndŵr University is a member, and to maintain his close links with the institution and its students, he extends a yearly invitation to its students to pay a visit to his Welsh residence near Myddfai, Llandovery.

His Royal Highness takes a great interest in the studies and future aspirations of the University’s students.

The Glyndŵr University students were among 24 University of Wales students who made the visit to Llwynywermod.

They were Marc Brown, a final year Business Management student, nursing student Gillian Losztyn-Dreves, Housing Studies student Rhiannon Dafydd and Jacob Foy, a part-time engineering student.

Nestled amongst the hills north of the Brecon Beacons, and featuring stunning views across its 192-acre estate and the wider Carmarthenshire countryside, Llwynywermod is set in a listed historic park.

It is the official residence in Wales of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Due to last year’s bad weather the 2009 visit was postponed, so this year we had a bumper crop of students who are all studying for University of Wales degrees in institutions across the country attending the event.

Each year, Universities in Wales which offer our degrees, nominate students to meet the Chancellor.

This year there were students from Glyndŵr University; University of Wales, Lampeter; Trinity University College, Carmarthen; Swansea Metropolitan University and University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).

Students from Bangor, Swansea and Aberystwyth Universities who are studying for University of Wales degrees also attended.

There were budding young film-makers, psychologists and physicists amongst the students who enjoyed the Royal hospitality.

Rhiannon Dafydd, in her final year studying for a BSc at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham said: “I’m delighted to be a part of the University of Wales’s visit to Llwynywermod and to get to meet The Prince himself is fantastic! 

"He was very interested in learning more about us.  It’s been an unforgettable experience.”

Marc Clement, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales added: “His Royal Highness, as Chancellor of the University, takes a keen interest in all our activities, and we are delighted that our students are offered this opportunity to visit him at his home in Wales.

"The students have all enjoyed meeting him to talk about their studies and experiences at the University of Wales.”

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