City Campus opening great news for the Valleys – Dr Peter Noyes
Speaking ahead of the launch of the University of Wales, Newport’s new City Campus on Wednesday, the University’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Noyes has promised the people of the Gwent valleys that the effect of the new Campus will be felt beyond the city of Newport.
The multi-million pound investment on the banks of the River Usk will be formally opened by entrepreneur, Sir Terry Matthews on Wednesday and will bring together the disciplines of Arts and Business on one site. Dr Noyes believes that the campus’s positive economic effect, and the services for local businesses found at the Campus will be of major economic benefit to the Valleys and has promised to personally ensure that valleys’ residents and businesses are afforded the same benefits as those living within the city itself.
Dr Peter Noyes said: “The University’s commitment to the valleys is well stated. Our work with the Centre for Community and Lifelong Learning and the UHOVI project demonstrate how important this part of the region is to us. While much of the focus of the benefits of the new City Campus has been on Newport, I am keen that the people of our valleys know that this building belongs to them just as much.
“The City Campus will be providing new economic growth and services for businesses. There is a great opportunity for the Valleys to do well from the creative industries and the University will help that to happen. Our new links with The Works in Ebbw Vale and our existing activities providing educational opportunities to the people of the valleys will be complemented by the new Campus. I am personally going to work very hard to ensure that
the Campus is taken to the hearts of everyone in the Gwent Counties, wherever they live.”