CARDIFF, Wales, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
One of the UK's major universities will open a new London Centre this autumn, a move that will see the University of South Wales gain its first physical presence in the capital city.
Based in the heart of London's Docklands financial district, the Centre will deliver a range of postgraduate and professional courses as well as some at undergraduate level.
Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Julie Lydon said, "We are proud to be announcing the opening of the University of South Wales's London Centre and look forward to extending the reach of Wales's largest university. This exciting development will enable both busy executives and full-time students to benefit from the wealth of knowledge and expertise that exists within this university."
Courses run from the Centre will include those in the areas of law and financial services and information security. These will include short CPD courses such as one-day courses in computer forensics and network security and defence.
Masters-level courses in property law, accounting and Islamic banking will also form part of the new portfolio.
The London Centre is located at Docklands Academy and will provide students with first-class facilities and an inspirational environment to learn and grow professionally. Students will have access to a range of learning resources, including a fully equipped library, computer labs and an extensive range of online support materials.
Professor Lydon continued, "What is fundamental about our London Centre is that we will be bringing in the expertise of our own academics to teach on these courses. For example, we have some of the UK's leading academics in the field of cyber security at the University and they will be developing and teaching on the new courses.
"The University has a proven track record of being the partner of choice for business and industry and our courses have been tailored to meet the demands of employers in the UK's capital city."
In support of the London Centre, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of TheCityUK, said, "The University of South Wales has something new to offer professional education in London and has a strong history in working with business. The expertise and experience of staff at the University is impressive and the course portfolio is tailored to meet the demands of companies and their employees. I look forward to working with students and staff as the University's presence in the capital goes from strength to strength."
Notes to editors:
CPD courses will begin at the London Centre this July, with academic courses starting in September.
For more information visit http://www.southwales.ac.uk/london
The University of South Wales is one of Britain's most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education. One of the top 10 campus universities in the UK by student number, it attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 122 countries and all backgrounds. Rated the top university in the country for student support by the Times Higher Education Awards, the University has achieved national recognition for its work in widening participation, and has over 30,000 students across five campuses in the major cities and valleys of South Wales.
The University of South Wales is unusual in the UK in bringing together the broadest range of provision and the widest access to education. It offers a full range of qualifications from Further Education level to degrees and PhD study. As a major university it delivers the full range of STEM subjects, from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying as well as being an experience provider of teacher's training courses.
SOURCE University of South Wales