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NEWI on road to university status.

WREXHAM has moved a step nearer to becoming a university town.

The Privy Council yesterday approved NEWI's admission as a full member institute of the University of Wales.

After a couple of years it will be able to move towards trying to gain the new title of University of Wales, Wrexham.

In total the Privy Council meeting in Westminster approved the admission of four new institutions into membership of the University of Wales.

Along with NEWI, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, Trinity College in Carmarthen and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama now join the other eight institutions that currently make up the University of Wales, including Aberystwyth and Bangor.

Professor Michael Scott, principal of NEWI said: ``NEWI is delighted with the announcement that it is to become a member institution of the University of Wales.

``This is a major boost for North East Wales and is seen as recognition of the important work NEWI has been undertaking, both in providing higher education to the region and beyond, and, more particularly, in promoting widening participation in university education. ''

The granting of full member institution is seen as the first stage in the process to gain the all important university tag.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 29, 2004
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