Thames Valley University to become University of West London

First published in Where I Live by

Thames Valley University is to change its name to the University of West London.

The name change, which will be introduced in October, was formally agreed by the Privy Council.

The university said the change enabled it to concentrate its "operations" on its campuses in Brentford and Ealing.

The new name will be accompanied by a new logo.

Current students and applicants will not be affected, but a new Ucas code will be introduced for prospective students applying for courses in 2011.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter John said: “This is a natural progression for TVU which is now a very different institution to that which was granted university status in 1992.

“The name change is necessary in order to align our new direction of travel with our clear brand and geographical identity which now lies at the heart of west London focusing on our two campuses in Ealing and Brentford."

The announcement coincided with the appointment of a new chancellor, who is an alumnus of the university.

Laurence Geller, president and chief executive of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, took over the role of Chancellor-Designate this month from Lord Karan Bilimoria, who stepped down after five years.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:26pm Fri 6 Aug 10

ph1l says...

It's good that universities still have plenty of money to throw at this kind of thing. I was concerned that they were going to be a little hard up at the moment.
It's good that universities still have plenty of money to throw at this kind of thing. I was concerned that they were going to be a little hard up at the moment. ph1l
  • Score: 0

9:18am Sat 7 Aug 10

ptduran says...

hope the name change turns out to be effecttive.
<a href="http://www.wos
b.com/">James</a>
hope the name change turns out to be effecttive. James ptduran
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree