Students unite for launch of new university

Students from neighbouring universities joined together under one banner last week in the symbolic launch of Wales’ biggest higher education institution, writes Steffan Rhys for WalesOnline.

Student leaders from the old Glamorgan and Newport universities donned University of South Wales (USW) T-shirts to mark the new institution’s first day of operation. Vice-chancellor Julie Lydon, flanked by learners from each student union, chose the recently developed City campus on the banks of the River Usk to unveil the institution’s new logo and website.

Combining five campuses and more than 33,000 students, USW operates across Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys and is the biggest university in Wales. With students from 122 different countries and with more than 584 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the university had the potential to be a leading player on the international stage, said Lydon.
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