Rebecca Attwood is features editor. She joined Times Higher Education in January 2007, having previously worked as the Cambridge Evening News’ university correspondent. Rebecca holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of Leeds.
A name change - along with the inauguration of a new chancellor this week - is intended to mark the start of a new era for the former Thames Valley University. Rebecca Attwood delves into the University of West London's colourful past and hears of its ambitions for a brighter and more secure future