Cardiff Met's success; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES.
Firstly, the Metropolitan University has been identified by Sir Steve Smith as a "well led and financially sound" institution, with as stated by Professor Chapman, a surplus of pounds 4.5m.
Secondly, the dialogue between Glamorgan University and Newport University, which is in line with Leighton Andrews' wishes, would create a university of viable size based on four campuses, and would appear an honourable political compromise.
Why, therefore, is Mr Andrews reluctant to allow Cardiff Met to escape his "net"? Might I suggest it is entirely financial, and without the occupationally-based courses and research programmes provided by Cardiff Met the University of South East Wales would soon end up with recruitment difficulties. There may indeed be an over-provision of degree courses in Wales, but destroying that part that is successful and works is not the answer. DR JAMES MARSDEN Llandaff, cardiff
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Jul 27, 2012|
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