Glamorgan and Newport universities declared that the new institution will compete in size with Cardiff University, provide students with ample opportunity and support the economy. Now they are discussing the confluence project, inclining the future institution name. Education Minister Leighton Andrews would like to have a big university on the territory of south east Wales. The plan of fusion Cardiff Metropolitan and the University of Wales was exposed in November.
Newport’s ex-vice-chancellor Peter Noyes checked out for personal reasons in May after an unfolding scandal about forcing the amalgamation of the three universities. At the time Noyes said that the HEFCW’s (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) future finance arrangements would cost 20% smaller number of students next year as the result of “pushing” the universities integration. While HEFCW said that each of universities will receive more general income for all kind of students by 2014-2015 than it would have done previous years separate. Glamorgan and Newport universities asserted that the new institution will stay open for further dilatation in what follows. They believe that it will be able to compete with existing big universities in the United Kingdom.
As per Andrew Wilkinson Whales University governors support the idea of uniting two universities with the aim of developing a new model of higher educational model throughout Whales.
Stephanie Lloyd, the president of the national union of Students in Wales affirmed that student reaction in tote is very positive.
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