On the 1st March, St David’s Day, we launched the very first of our new series of online coffee mornings for students in Wales. Following Student Voice Week feedback, the coffee mornings are now held monthly, alongside the evening events to offer more options for students to join in and connect with others online.
To mark the event, we announced the St Davids Day Photography competition ‘My Place in Wales’ and invited students to send in photos of their favourite places in Wales.
The idea behind the competition was to have fun, connect with others and showcase different Welsh regions with some stunning images. It was also an opportunity to encourage more students to get involved in student events and continue to support and build on our student community in Wales.
The winner of the competition was Alex Roberts with her photo of the Pembrokeshire coast. The judges really enjoyed the depth of colour and composition of this photograph. It was also a reminder of the importance of the countryside and open spaces, particularly during periods of lockdown.
This is … my photo of the Pembrokeshire coast looking from Mathry to Strumble Head taken during lockdown last year
Congratulations Alex and thank you for taking part! We hope you enjoy your prizes. Alex has won an OU coffee mug, a Mr Owl soft toy and a certificate.
We are also delighted to share the images submitted by the close runners-up.
Cerilynne Higgins sent in her photo of this beautiful sunset at Porthcawl.
Heather Phillips sent in this peaceful coastal image too!
A big thank you to everyone who participated. The photographs we received were beautiful and each had special meaning to the photographer. We hope that this has encouraged more of you to get involved in the Association so keep an eye out for future events, competitions and online meet-ups.
The next Students in Wales coffee morning is on Tuesday April 5 at 10-11am.
Find out more details of our Association events on our website. We are hoping that the photography competition will be rolled out to other nations in due course. Please keep in touch and let us know if you have ideas for future competitions.