Saturday, October 22, 2011

Of our elaborate plans, the end

It's not every day that a national institution with 120 years of history, the second largest university in the UK, suddenly disappears.

The University of Wales, based on the plans announced on Friday afternoon, will no longer exist.

There will be no more University of Wales degrees, which 250,000 people in Wales and around the world currently hold.

We're talking about an institution of which Prince Charles is the chancellor, which since 1893 has served communities in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea, and all manner of places throughout the world.

Today's decision effectively brings all that to an end.
How will I cope if my BSc in Chemical Engineering is devalued?


chris said...

I think it's worth is now higher than ever.

Even the lecturers in swansea refer to today's "media studies" degree as "Mickey Mouse studies"

but, then again, I'm biased ;-)

Nick Browne said...

I can't think of a smart reply.

Yet another mark against my University of Wales education!