Yorkshire partnership is on cards

October 25, 2002

Huddersfield University could be dissolved within two years to make way for a new university serving West and South Yorkshire.

Huddersfield announced on Wednesday that it was entering detailed merger talks with Doncaster College. A decision is due next March.

Projections indicate there would be some 20,000 students. Doncaster students would be housed in a new £160 million campus to be built in 2004.

John Tarrant, Huddersfield vice-chancellor, said the widening participation agenda was driving the merger plans, which could create a new institution with a £100 million turnover.

"Huddersfield has already virtually saturated the local market for higher education. I would be disappointed if we hadn't increased numbers of higher education students in Doncaster from the current 1,200 to 5,000 by 2010."

Doncaster has one of the lowest higher education participation rates at 41 per cent below the national average.

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most commented


Featured jobs

Lecturer in Criminology

Maynooth University

University Lawyer

University Of Bristol

Operations Manager

Queen Mary University Of London

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Liverpool John Moores University