Thursday, 2 May 2013

Welsh Varsity 2013

This years Welsh Varsity event welcomed over 16,000 students to Cardiff for a days action packed sporting events. Students from Swansea and Cardiff University celebrated at the events by spurring on their University teams.

Over 60 volunteers helped out on the day, including 23 Student Police volunteers and 40 Keep Wales Tidy volunteers.

Student Police Volunteers supported Police officers, helping to manage crowds, steward the events, and offering help to spectators.

PC Tim Davies, who was managing the volunteers on the day, said ‘The day was very successful and passed with no major issues. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped keep their fellow students safe’.

Environmental Champions joined Keep Wales Tidy volunteers and Cardiff Council to help keep the area clean and tidy. Volunteers collected litter across the sites and made sure bins were in prime locations.

Over 4,500 litres of general waste & 12,100 litres of recycling was collected on the day. Richard Weaver, Project Officer for Keep Wales Tidy, said ‘73% of all that was collected was recycled. This was a herculean effort from all of the Keep Wales Tidy volunteers and their effort and determination enabled them to achieve this incredible task!”

Student Liaison Officer, Emma Robson, ‘Varsity is a fun filled and action packed day. Volunteers showed their commitment to the environment and to the safety of their fellow students. All those involved should be very proud of themselves’.

Thank you to everyone involved!

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