Newport celebrates historic day as University returns to City Centre
The city of Newport is celebrating an historic day as students at the University of Wales, Newport move in to the brand new City Campus today (Monday).
The building, completed on budget and ahead of schedule at the end of last year, marks a proud moment for the University and a return to the heart of the city.
From today, the multi-million pound investment by the University, Newport City Council and the Welsh Assembly Government will house Newport Business School and much of the School of Art Media and Design. Staff worked over the Christmas break to ensure that the facility was ready in time for the start of term.
Dr Peter Noyes, Vice Chancellor of the University said: “This is one of the proudest days in the history of the University. Our students and staff at the City Campus will from today be working in some of the most state of the art and specialist facilities in the UK. It complements perfectly the stunning Caerleon Campus and movement between the two campuses will be encouraged for all at University.
“This building is not just for our students and staff however. Today signals our absolute commitment to the people and communities of Newport and the wider Gwent region. This building will act as a driver for economic growth across our region. It belongs as much to the people of South Wales as it does to our students.
“We are determined that in years to come, this facility will fulfil our ambitions of becoming one of the leading centres for studying the creative industries in the world. Today is the beginning of that journey.”