Vice-Chancellor's Statement to Alumni

Prof Medwin Hughes

Professor Medwin Hughes
Vice-Chancellor

The University has decided to merge with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.  This is a historic decision and offers the transformed University the opportunity to continue to serve higher education both within a Welsh and international context.

In October of 2011, the governing bodies of the University of Wales, Swansea Metropolitan University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David made a commitment to merge under the 1828 Charter of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The first phase of this process was completed in 2012 with the merger of University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea Metropolitan University, as well as the created of Adduned Cymru -The Wales Pledge. The new university is expected to be fully integrated by 2017.

Graduates will still retain the University of Wales award they received upon graduation and will continue to be valued members of the University of Wales Alumni Association.

There are thousands of alumni around the world who hold a University of Wales degree. The University of Wales degree and the University of Wales name have a strong legacy and are widely recognised and highly regarded by employers worldwide. The value of this will not change.

Alumni can view a list of Frequently Asked Questions put together specifically to help answer any concerns you may still have regarding these changes.

Also, for frequently asked questions regarding details of the University of Wales merger, please click here.

Professor Medwin Hughes
Vice-Chancellor