We are delighted to welcome the merger of the University of Wales, Newport with the University of Glamorgan to form The University of South Wales which opens its doors to its 33,500 students today.
The University, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and the South Wales Valleys, is among the top 10 campus universities in the UK for size and provides Wales with a major regional university, well equipped to compete with counterparts across the border. We are thrilled that Professor Julie Lydon, formerly of the University of Glamorgan, will be Vice-Chancellor of the new University and look forward to continued work with her and the rest of her team.
The University continues to promote the values of University Alliance, the University is a member of the St David’s Day Group, recognised as one of Wales’s five major research-active universities. Professor Lydon states: “On a public level, the University will be an intellectual forum that brings together the business leaders, elected representatives, think tanks, and public servants. We are renowned for our applied, relevant research which informs key decisions by business chiefs, ministers, public service leaders, and entrepreneurs.”