Keep campus

First published in Letters

IT WOULD be a catastrophe to close the Caerleon campus of the University of South Wales completely. Caerleon has the potential to become one of the most important archaeological sites in the UK. The University of South Wales could use the Caerleon campus for a School of Archaeology and Ancient History. The Caerleon campus could also host a School of Art and Design – particularly with regard to developing virtual imagery applications. The Newport City campus could host a School of IT, Statistics and Business.

Newport is a far more accessible than Pontypridd. It would seem logical to relocate some “relevant” disciplines from Pontypridd to Newport City and Caerleon – and vice versa.

Newport, (though somewhat “stiffed’” by Cardiff) host city for the Nato summit 2014; and with a world class conference centre – due to be built by 2016 – would give the university a greater, worldwide profile – which would help them to better compete with other UK universities.

Brian Hayes Clearwell Court Newport

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2:03pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Good Job No Kids says...

"University of South Wales could use the Caerleon campus for a School of Archaeology and Ancient History"

To fill the massive demand for archaeologists and historians? or create a load more well educated but unemployable 20 something's. Back to the drawing board on that one please.

A university works best when it isn't disjointed and brings different disciplines together.
"University of South Wales could use the Caerleon campus for a School of Archaeology and Ancient History" To fill the massive demand for archaeologists and historians? or create a load more well educated but unemployable 20 something's. Back to the drawing board on that one please. A university works best when it isn't disjointed and brings different disciplines together. Good Job No Kids
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2:26pm Tue 15 Jul 14

jimmytheone2 says...

Good Job No Kids wrote:
"University of South Wales could use the Caerleon campus for a School of Archaeology and Ancient History"

To fill the massive demand for archaeologists and historians? or create a load more well educated but unemployable 20 something's. Back to the drawing board on that one please.

A university works best when it isn't disjointed and brings different disciplines together.
Thanks for the insights on Higher education strategy.
You ought to leave your contact details as I suspect all the leading universities will want to access your expertise in this field. Clearly they have got it wrong these past 100 years or so. But lucky you're on hand to sort out the mess they've made.
[quote][p][bold]Good Job No Kids[/bold] wrote: "University of South Wales could use the Caerleon campus for a School of Archaeology and Ancient History" To fill the massive demand for archaeologists and historians? or create a load more well educated but unemployable 20 something's. Back to the drawing board on that one please. A university works best when it isn't disjointed and brings different disciplines together.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the insights on Higher education strategy. You ought to leave your contact details as I suspect all the leading universities will want to access your expertise in this field. Clearly they have got it wrong these past 100 years or so. But lucky you're on hand to sort out the mess they've made. jimmytheone2
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