Newport's University to be 'dissolved' in merger

NEWPORT’S University will be ‘dissolved’ and merged with the University of Glamorgan, the Minister for Education and Skills Leighton Andrews said today.

In a statement this afternoon, the minister told of the: “need to dissolve the existing University of Wales, Newport” as part of the moves to create a “strong metropolitan university in South East Wales”.

He said he expects to see “discussions between Glamorgan and Newport focus on a merger that is likely to utilise the existing vehicle of the University of Glamorgan structure.”

He added: “subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation, I would anticipate seeing real progress on the merger of Newport and Glamorgan by 2013."

He said he also expected Cardiff Metropolitan University, formerly UWIC to join the new South East Wales institution, saying: “I would hope to see progress in terms of Cardiff Metropolitan's involvement in the new merged institution in 2014.”

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5:50pm Tue 17 Jul 12

Owain Vaughan says...

As predicted, this so called "new institution" is nothing of the sort. It is a takeover, pure and simple. Yet more of our identity being "dissolved".
As predicted, this so called "new institution" is nothing of the sort. It is a takeover, pure and simple. Yet more of our identity being "dissolved". Owain Vaughan
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5:52pm Tue 17 Jul 12

Owain Vaughan says...

Oh and by the way, the word you are looking for is "formerly", not "formally".
Oh and by the way, the word you are looking for is "formerly", not "formally". Owain Vaughan
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5:58pm Tue 17 Jul 12

Dave on his Soapbox says...

....and probably the Newport sites will be where the support staff jobs will go.....a bit like when they consolidated the tax office/staff into Cardiff.....no wonder the population in Cardiff is on the up.
....and probably the Newport sites will be where the support staff jobs will go.....a bit like when they consolidated the tax office/staff into Cardiff.....no wonder the population in Cardiff is on the up. Dave on his Soapbox
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6:52pm Tue 17 Jul 12

Matty639 says...

More wonderfull news for Newport.
More wonderfull news for Newport. Matty639
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6:56pm Tue 17 Jul 12

Manley says...

The Newport city campus had the potential to attract large numbers of students. I can't see that being the case if this takeover goes ahead and the newport university buildings become an annexe of Glamorgan Uni. This is a real shame for Newport as a whole and the councillors should get involved to try and preserve Newports identity.
The Newport city campus had the potential to attract large numbers of students. I can't see that being the case if this takeover goes ahead and the newport university buildings become an annexe of Glamorgan Uni. This is a real shame for Newport as a whole and the councillors should get involved to try and preserve Newports identity. Manley
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7:25am Wed 18 Jul 12

chris227 says...

it was obvious that cardiff would not want to join with newport due to the shocking name the town has everywhere. but its a step forward for the students
it was obvious that cardiff would not want to join with newport due to the shocking name the town has everywhere. but its a step forward for the students chris227
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5:32pm Wed 18 Jul 12

dark_angel says...

Manley wrote:
The Newport city campus had the potential to attract large numbers of students. I can't see that being the case if this takeover goes ahead and the newport university buildings become an annexe of Glamorgan Uni. This is a real shame for Newport as a whole and the councillors should get involved to try and preserve Newports identity.
The city centre campus cannot handle the amount of students that it holds now due to the stupid design of the building. The amount of space that is wasted - and this building won an award !!!!!
The only reason the "university" has any international students is due to the University of Wales connection - when that goes (when newport will be disbanded) so will the students !!!
[quote][p][bold]Manley[/bold] wrote: The Newport city campus had the potential to attract large numbers of students. I can't see that being the case if this takeover goes ahead and the newport university buildings become an annexe of Glamorgan Uni. This is a real shame for Newport as a whole and the councillors should get involved to try and preserve Newports identity.[/p][/quote]The city centre campus cannot handle the amount of students that it holds now due to the stupid design of the building. The amount of space that is wasted - and this building won an award !!!!! The only reason the "university" has any international students is due to the University of Wales connection - when that goes (when newport will be disbanded) so will the students !!! dark_angel
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