Thames Valley University’s name change approved by Privy Council

August 3, 2010

Thames Valley University has been granted permission by the Privy Council to change its name to the University of West London.

Thames Valley said its announcement today highlighted “a strategic shift” for the institution, with a “repositioning of its operations” to its Ealing and Brentford campuses in West London.

Peter John, the vice-chancellor, 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.”

As previously reported in Times Higher Education, Brunel University lodged an objection to the name change, arguing that it owned trademarks including “Brunel The University of West London”.

The new name will be introduced across the university in October, accompanied by a new brand and logo.

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