The start of the new academic year has seen Colin the University Cat (also known as Telford) appointed to the role of Senior Student Ambassador at the University of Wales Trinity St David’s Mount Pleasant Campus in Swansea.
The SU has awarded Colin his new job title in official recognition of the sterling service he has been performing over the years in student liaison. “He’s very affectionate, and enjoys keeping the students company in the library,” said a member of staff. “He can tell if anyone’s feeling homesick or lonely, and makes a special fuss of them. Colin’s always there for the students, and is a real asset to the life of the University.”
As well as the major contribution Colin makes to enhancing the student experience and reducing people’s stress-levels, he can be regularly spotted patrolling the campus to make sure everything’s in order. He also works tirelessly on marketing, and can be relied upon to meet and greet visitors on Open Days.
Described by a recent graduate as “the best cat in the world”, Colin – who has his own Facebook page and Twitter account – has been busy so far this term making new friends among the freshers, and is currently spearheading a campaign to recruit new members for his team of Student Ambassadors.
Pictured is Director of Operations Hywel Griffiths presenting Colin with his ambassadorial T-shirt.