Meet the Team

The Department

We are a small team of nurses that strive to help students develop new skills to empower themselves and become more responsible for their own health and wellbeing. We work with colleagues asĀ  part of the Wellbeing Team and together we offer free advice and support relating to health, mental health and counselling to all USW students. Whether it's on campus or off, a bit of a runny nose or something more serious, we're here to help you in the best way possible.

Bethan ReesĀ 

Nurse Adviser

Bethan Rees

Hi! My name is Beth, I've worked for USW for almost 3 years, prior this I worked for the NHS in various departments, the Private sector and also for the Police. All of this experience has come in very handy for student health, in ways that would surprise you! Needless to say i'm not easily shocked or embarrassed. The feedback I value the most is students find me really easy to talk to and appreciate my straight talking approach.

I love the varied work that being at USW brings. In addition to dealing with injuries and illness one of the aspects of my job that I enjoy the most and feel is a vital part of our role is enabling and supporting students to learn to take responsibility and care of their own health and wellbeing.

  • Favourite sport : While my days of playing sport are sadly over I used to play roller derby and still enjoy supporting my old team and reliving my days spent on the track. Nowadays i'm a rugby mum and enjoy watching my son play as well as supporting my national team of course!
  • Secret vice: I am a bit of a petrolhead and enjoy driving, all legally of course!! oh and heels! Pretty high heels!
  • Current hair colour: Have gained a bit of a reputation for my ever changing hair colour. Since i've been at USW its been brown, platinum, a mix of different rainbow colours and pink. It is currently blonde....but watch this space: who knows what will be next!

Tiffany Bressington

Nurse Adviser

Tiffany

Hi, I'm Tiffany and I have been part of the USW family since March 2023. I'm quite new to the role here but not new to nursing or to USW having studied for my nursing degree here at USW! I'm over the moon to be able to provide health advice and support to students studying at USW as I know first hand how valuable the help can be during a time which can sometimes be somewhat overwhelming.

I have worked in various nursing roles during my career, but the jobs I have found most worthwhile have been when working closely with people to help improve their overall health and well being. I really believe holistic health is the way forward, which means I'm well equipped to, empathise, understand and help with the rollercoaster of student life.

My 3 favourite things to do are:

  • Spending time outside: I LOVE the outdoors. Hiking, cycling, paddleboarding and generally exploring the beautiful countryside of Wales and beyond. I love fresh air and being generally active. I have even completed a few triathlons, which is something I hope to pick up again when my children are a bit older!
  • Travelling: I enjoy travelling with my family, experimenting with different cuisines and learning about other cultures having recently visited Athens, Paris, Strasbourg and London! I'm looking forward to more exciting trips in the future.
  • Secret Vice: I love food of all sorts and I really enjoy cooking. But I do have a bit of a chocolate addiction, especially to Lindt and Cadburys fruit and nut! Yum!