Developments- Merger and Reconfiguration

Over the years the University has adapted in order to continue to be at the heart of the nation’s academic, intellectual and cultural life. Responding to Government policy and the decisions of the founding University institutions to seek their own degree awarding powers, the University of Wales has undergone radical restructuring.

In 2007 the University was restructured when it was clear that the original ‘federal’ structure of the University of Wales no longer served the Welsh higher education sector.

More recently, 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 creation of Adduned Cymru -The Wales Pledge.

This historic decision supports Welsh Government policy for the restructuring of the higher education sector in Wales and, most importantly, allows the University of Wales to continue its mission and commitment to support the academic, cultural and economic life of Wales as part of the enlarged postmerger university.

Frequently asked questions regarding the merger can be seen by clicking here.

The University is keen to hear views from as many people as possible, and will take them into consideration as it consults on a range of proposed strategic initiatives. The Stakeholders’ Voice section provides an opportunity for people who have an interest in the University to offer their comments on the strategic direction of the University, via the comments form.