St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and developer of Swansea University’s multi-million pound Bay Campus, has agreed to sponsor the Varsity for the second year running.
The Welsh Varsity Challenge is the biggest student event in Wales and the second largest varsity games in Britain behind Oxford v Cambridge.
Swansea and Cardiff universities compete in more than 20 sports from basketball, rowing, golf, hockey and swimming, to fencing, squash, and Ultimate Frisbee. The competition culminates in a showpiece rugby match in front of a crowd of thousands at the Millennium Stadium.
Wal Groves, St. Modwen’s Construction Manager for the Bay Campus, said: “The Bay Campus has been an incredibly exciting project to be involved in and so we are once again delighted to support the University and its 15,000 students, as its official sponsor of the Welsh Varsity Cymru 2015. We are also pleased to announce that construction of the campus is on schedule and will be ready for staff and the intake of students from September.”
St. Modwen will be Swansea University’s main corporate sponsor this year and the company name will appear on the rugby team’s jerseys.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard B. Davies, said: “Varsity is one of the most exciting events in our university calendar; a wonderful part of the student experience on offer at Swansea. Every year, many students take part in this unique event, and many more travel to lend vocal support to the individuals and teams competing.
“St. Modwen is our key partner in delivering our new Bay Campus, which will further enhance student experience by providing a first-class space for teaching and learning. It is great news that they are now our partners in Varsity too and we look forward to further success on and off the pitch.”
The Bay Campus is being delivered on St. Modwen’s 65 acre former BP Transit site on the eastern approach into Swansea and will have the distinction of being one of the few global universities with direct access onto a beach and its own seafront promenade when complete. The Campus will provide academic, student accommodation and research space, the latter being in a series of agreements with international and national companies.
St. Modwen is developing the Bay Campus and is carrying out the building work with contractors VINCI Construction UK, Galliford Try and Swansea University’s framework contractor Bouygues UK.