May 5, 2017
USW was very pleased to welcome the Swedish Ambassador to the UK, HE Torbjörn Sohlström, to its Cardiff Campus during his first visit to Wales.
Torbjörn Sohlström was shown around the home of USW’s Creative Industries Faculty by Deputy Dean Barry Atkins, Head of the School of Media, Tom Ware, and Ruth Ryder, Head of Faculty Administration.
On the tour, the Ambassador had an opportunity to see the Faculty’s superb, industry-standard facilities and was shown the practical work carried out by students on a wide variety of courses, including fashion, photography, dance, visual effects, music, and drama. He also had an opportunity to meet with current USW students.
The Ambassador said that he was very impressed by the work he saw, and how the courses prepare students for the world of work once they leave USW.
“I’m very grateful to have been given the opportunity to visit this very impressive facility. I can think of few better ways to have spent my first few hours in Wales,” Mr Sohlström said.
“It’s great that there are such strong links between USW and the Swedish students who study here, and I’m glad that the relationship represents just one of the many links between our two great countries.”