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College joins as uni grows by degrees

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 14, 2014


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ONE of Wales’s biggest and fastest growing universities has just got a bit bigger.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was established through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter, Trinity College Carmarthen and Swansea Metropolitan University.

And now Coleg Ceredigion has joined the party.

The merger sees the incorporation of both further and higher education, forming something known as a Dual Sector University, and is the only one of its kind in Wales.

Medwin Hughes, UWTSD Vice-Chancellor, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Coleg Ceredigion to the UWTSD Group. We are creating a radical new system of education for Wales that will transform, shape and develop the communities we serve.

“The UWTSD system is comprised of universities and colleges committed to educating students of all ages and backgrounds and stimulating economic development in the region.”

Jacqui Weatherburn, Coleg Ceredigion Principal, added: “I am extremely pleased to be taking the college forward to merger with UWTSD. There are tremendous opportunities ahead for learners, regionally and nationally.”

In addition to campuses in Swansea, Carmarthen and Lampeter UWTSD has a campus in London, delivering business programmes, and the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff.

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