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THE MERGER OF COLEG SIR GÂR INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES: TRINITY SAINT DAVID

Today Coleg Sir Gâr has formally merged into the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David Group and has become a limited company of the University.

This historical and ground breaking merger has been completed from a position of great strength, with both institutions having very good quality profiles and sound financial health.

The merger has created a strong and innovative educational group structure for South West Wales, incorporating both further and higher education. This group structure can be termed a ‘Dual Sector University’ and at the heart of this development is a strategy to improve opportunities for learners at all levels across the region.

Within the Group structure, Coleg Sir Gâr will continue to offer high quality Further Education across its five campuses in Carmarthenshire, ensuring the brand name and identity of Coleg Sir Gâr will not be lost.

The University of Wales: Trinity Saint David was created in November 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales, Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. In October 2012 Swansea Metropolitan University also merged into the University under its 1828 Royal Charter.

The University’s main campuses are located in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. In addition, it has a campus in London which delivers Business programmes to international students and the Wales International Academy of Voice, in Cardiff which offers conservatoire-style training to young opera singers under the directorship of internationally renowned tenor, Dennis O’Neill. The University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees with programmes offered on its campuses as well as through distance and work-based learning.

Barry Liles

Principal and Chief Executive Coleg Sir Gâr Ltd

1 August 2013

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