Dual-sector plan to revitalise regional education

“For years, the co-existence of universities and colleges meant that education establishments used to run alongside each other to serve a local area’s needs, but what happens when major players in the sector join forces and work together to create a new concept which looks at the educational needs of an entire region, in an innovative way?

This radical thinking has led to the creation of dual sector university, developed by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and its further education partners, where the primary aim is to respond to the educational, social and economic needs of the region.”

“The dual-sector university partnership is a working concept which includes Coleg Sir Gâr, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Pembrokeshire College, Coleg Ceredigion with Swansea Metropolitan University joining next year.”

“The financial benefits include shared services. For example, since the partnership, Trinity Saint David is working with Coleg Sir Gâr to deliver degree courses in art and design at the college and at the university which means that students are able to share library, learning and social facilities associated with a university experience.”

For more detail, link to news item: News from Coleg Sirgar

(Thanks to Alison Harding for the link)

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