16th May 2013 - Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Announcement
Judith Evans has been named as the Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg y Cymoedd. The College (which means College of the Valleys) will come into being on 1st August 2013, when The College, Ystrad Mynach and Coleg Morgannwg merge.
13th May 2013 - Logo for Coleg y Cymoedd
Following a consultation period with local design companies, the two colleges released a final shortlist of designs for the Coleg y Cymoedd logo to staff, students and stakeholders.
Based on these results the finalised logo has now been released and the results are available at /media/152939/coleg_y_cymoedd_logo_consultation_results.pdf
The College Ystrad Mynach and Coleg Morgannwg would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation process.
21st February 2013 - Name announced for new college
South Wales’ newest further education college has been named after consultation with stakeholders.
Coleg Morgannwg and The College Ystrad Mynach will merge to form Coleg Y Cymoedd, meaning College of the Valleys, by August 2013.
The governing bodies from both organisations have been in talks since summer 2011 to bring together the two institutions to form one of the largest colleges in Wales, serving more than 25,000 learners.
The new name has been approved by the governing bodies of both institutions and the Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews.
In a joint statement, the Principal of Coleg Morgannwg, Judith Evans and Principal of The College Ystrad Mynach, Bryn Davies, said: “The name of the new college truly reflects the wide area it will serve as well as the long-standing heritage both institutions have across the south Wales Valleys in what is a merger of colleges of equal size, strength and quality”.
“Now that a name has been selected, staff, governors and stakeholders from both colleges will be working together to ensure we offer a truly exceptional educational experience for all students when the doors of Coleg Y Cymoedd open in September.”
All educational provision across the new college’s five campuses will remain available from September 2013, providing one of the widest ranges of subject choices in Wales for learners.
A communication plan is in place to keep Staff, unions and students informed about developments.
Following the completion of a Feasibility Study and a Public Consultation, Coleg Morgannwg and The College Ystrad Mynach have submitted a Business Case to the Welsh Government to effect a merger on 1 August 2013.
Documentation associated with the process can be found here:
It has been agreed that a merger is a merger of equals.
We are very excited and confident about the future of further and higher education in the South East Wales region, in particular the County Boroughs of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly. With your help we can shape and develop a merged college that will meet the diverse needs of our local learning communities. We firmly believe that the proposed merged college is in the best interest of all of our stakeholders, including staff and students of the two colleges.
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