TVU becomes UWL

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

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.

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.”

TVU/UWL is a partner in the Place West London Conference on October 14, West London’s economic development summit. See the full programme here.

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