ARGUS COMMENT: Hope for Caerleon uni site

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IT now seems likely there is to be a radical re-shaping of the estate of the University of South Wales, with the Caerleon campus looking very vulnerable.

When the university merger was first suggested, one of the main fears was the university in Newport would lose its identity, facilities and courses.

Newport was lost from the name of the new institution and we have commented on that previously.

Likewise courses have been lost to this area, although it is fair to say they have been replaced by others, brought here from other sites.

Now though the University of South Wales has launched a major review of the buildings and land it owns, including the Newport city centre campus and Caerleon.

And the objective is to cut costs.

Given that Caerleon needs £20 million of investment to bring some of its buildings and ageing accommodation blocks up to scratch, it seems to us fairly obvious the USW will pull out of this campus at some point in the not too distant future.

The one shining light is the possibility of the creation of a ‘university quarter’ in Newport city centre, developing land near the current city campus.

This would be hugely welcome and would breathe new life into a plan first discussed many years ago.

It would also present yet another boost to Newport’s wider regeneration.

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4:00pm Thu 10 Jul 14

PaulHalliday says...

www.savecaerleoncamp
us.org.uk

The university needs to be honest. when i first raised this issue a month ago they refused to even comment on the Caerleon campus. It's important that we don't loose the jobs and the access to education that having Caerleon campus brings to the city.
www.savecaerleoncamp us.org.uk The university needs to be honest. when i first raised this issue a month ago they refused to even comment on the Caerleon campus. It's important that we don't loose the jobs and the access to education that having Caerleon campus brings to the city. PaulHalliday
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4:34pm Thu 10 Jul 14

KarloMarko says...

Local Lib Dems campaigning on Higher Education provision? Nick Clegg making another "binding" pledge is he? Oh the comedy and hilarity. My cats got more integrity and credibility than the Lib Dems and he says he's got a Masters in Euro-Mousing. (Oxbridge). Which he may well have. Lib Dems!
Local Lib Dems campaigning on Higher Education provision? Nick Clegg making another "binding" pledge is he? Oh the comedy and hilarity. My cats got more integrity and credibility than the Lib Dems and he says he's got a Masters in Euro-Mousing. (Oxbridge). Which he may well have. Lib Dems! KarloMarko
  • Score: 1

5:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

PaulHalliday says...

Yes a local resident who believes keeping access to education and employment within Newport is important. If you disagree with that you are welcome to. Many more choose to agree.
Yes a local resident who believes keeping access to education and employment within Newport is important. If you disagree with that you are welcome to. Many more choose to agree. PaulHalliday
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5:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

KarloMarko says...

I merely think that any "serious" campaign would be well advised to avoid fair weather political friends bearing the gifts of terminal electoral toxicity, mockery and public ridicule. But maybe you find that "plays well on the doorstep".
I merely think that any "serious" campaign would be well advised to avoid fair weather political friends bearing the gifts of terminal electoral toxicity, mockery and public ridicule. But maybe you find that "plays well on the doorstep". KarloMarko
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