The University has a long and established relationship with the community and this goes back to the very roots of the institution itself. It does, and always has, cherished the relationship it has with local communities and we hope this will continue.
We are an integral part of community life in and around Newport and make an important contribution to Newport and the surrounding areas in a variety of ways. These can range from community projects to decision making committees within the University that affect local citizens, as well as providing employment for over 700 members of staff and a place of study for approximately 10,000 students.
We currently have a large number of students being taught in the community through structured community-based learning projects, often targeting under represented groups. This form of learning can vary greatly from informal unaccredited learning to professional routes that provide entry into Higher Education Degrees and Diplomas. For further information, please visit the Centre for Community & LifeLong Learning
In addition, we welcome and encourage members of the public onto campus to use many of our facilities.
The University is also considerate of its responsibilities as a neighbour and holds regular meetings with the ward members of the City Council and representatives of the neighbourhood policing team. Further information on community liaison meetings