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St Mary’s Awarded University Title

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St Mary’s University College, Twickenham is delighted to announce that on Thursday 23rd January 2014, it was awarded full university title by the Privy Council. It means that it will officially change its name to St Mary’s University, Twickenham and marks an exciting landmark in the institution's 164 year history. Universities Minister David Willetts said, "I warmly welcome St Mary's announcement. This Government is committed to promoting quality and choice in the HE sector and it is right that institutions with long histories and traditions such as St Mary's should be able to achieve full university title." "Dr Arthur Naylor, Interim Principal, said, “These are exciting times for St Mary’s and the granting of University title will facilitate its development both at home and abroad.” St Mary’s Chair to the Board of Governors Bishop Richard Moth said, “This is excellent news for St Mary’s and recognises all that the University offers to students and staff alike.” The news follows the announcement that St Mary’s Board of Governors has appointed Francis Campbell as Principal. He will join the University in April 2014.
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