Thames Valley University has now changed its name to The University of West London.
The announcement highlights a strategic shift for the University with a re-positioning of its operations to its West London campus which comprises of a newly refurbished main building in Ealing and an 11 storey award winning building, ‘Paragon’, in Brentford.
The University says the new name marks a change of emphasis to the University’s mission with a strong focus on employer engagement at the heart of its new direction.
The University recently received the highest increase of UCAS applications for any higher education institution, up 47% from last year. It is hoped that the new name will help to enhance this already impressive record so that the University can continue to support students from all walks of life.
The name change coincides with the installation of the new Chancellor, alumnus Laurence Geller who is President and CEO of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, which took place on 12 May 2011, when a plaque bearing the new logo was unveiled by Geller and Dame Christine Beasley, the government’s chief nursing officer for England.