Thames Valley University To Change Name

Will become The University of West London from October

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

The Press Association says the name change, which has been granted permission by the Privy Council, will be introduced in October and accompanied by a new brand and logo.

The university said the move coincided with the re-positioning of its operations onto its Ealing and and Brentford campuses in west London.

Current students and applicants will not be affected and a new UCAS code will be introduced for those applying to study at the institution in 2011, it added.

Laurence Geller, president and CEO of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, became the new Chancellor-Designate after Lord Karan Bilimoria stepped down at the end of July after five years in the role. Mr Geller is an alumnus of the university.

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.'"



August 3 2010