- Old friends are best. John Selden
Graduate from the University of Wales
Brought into being through the determination, enthusiasm for learning, and generosity of ordinary Welsh people, the establishment of the University of Wales by Royal Charter in 1893 was regarded as one of the most important political and social developments in the nineteenth century. The University of Wales has a long and proud history, playing an important role in the development of higher education in Wales.
The University helped to promote and celebrate the language, heritage and culture of Wales.
In October of 2011, the governing bodies of the University of Wales, Swansea Metropolitan University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David made a commitment to merge under the 1828 Charter of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The first phase of this process was completed in 2012 with the merger of University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea Metropolitan University, as well as the created of Adduned Cymru -The Wales Pledge. The new university is expected to be fully integrated by 2017.
THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES SEEKS MAINTS ITS CORE VALUES WHICH ARE THAT:
· the good of Wales is at the heart of everything it does · it is proud of delivering excellence and quality · it respects others so that all can give their best · it has adopted sustainable development as a central organising principle for its activities · it constantly reflects, reviews, refreshes and innovates to remain relevant · it is honest, independent and impartial, open and collaborative - trust is the foundation.