Llŷr Roberts

Llyr RobertsMEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate, Llŷr Roberts celebrated success today (Thursday, 17 July) as he received his First Class Degree from Swansea University.

22-year-old Llŷr from Llandysul, received his degree at a Congregation for the University’s College of Engineering, held in the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, joining around 3,000 students who are receiving their degrees and awards this week.

Llŷr, a former Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi pupil, is also celebrating his appointment as a Junior Electronics Engineer at The Magstim Company Ltd, an international company that develops and manufactures medical devices within neurological and surgical fields. Based in Whitland, Llŷr’s role within the company will be to design and develop electronic components for new medical devices.

“I always enjoyed physics, mathematics, and electronics when I was in school, and the Swansea University course offered a perfect opportunity for me to continue learning about these subjects. I’ve been interested in learning how things work for as long as I can remember, and I enjoy creating new devices. The engineering course at Swansea just seemed like the obvious choice” said Llŷr.

During his third year of study, Llŷr was appointed as the deputy of the Swansea University Welsh Society, and later became the Society’s president during his final year.  As the Society’s president, Llŷr led the Intercollegiate Eisteddfod held at Swansea University earlier this year, and organised numerous social events an excursions for the members of the Welsh Society.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last for years at Swansea, and I’ve had an amazing time as the president of the Welsh Society, and being a member of many other clubs and societies. I’ve made friends from across the world, and completing my engineering degree has enabled me to secure a good job which will provide a sound foundation for my career”.

Llŷr will travel across Asia with his girlfriend during the summer, before commencing in his new job in September, and plans to work towards becoming chartered engineer in the future. He is also considering continuing his studies by completing a part-time PhD course.

Professor Javier Bonet, Head of College of Engineering, said: “Throughout Llŷr’s four years of study, he has achieved outstanding academic results year-on-year, and we are delighted that his hard work has been recognised by his First Class MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

“Llŷr is very talented and certainly has a very bright future ahead of him. We wish him the very best for the future and hope that he will stay in touch with the staff here at Swansea University”