"The University of South Wales will compete equally for students and reputation with the UK's major regional universities and will help the region compete head to head for investment and growth with major city-regions such as Bristol, Manchester, London, and Tyneside.
"The employability of our students is at the heart of everything we do, with teaching informed by what happens in the real world. Our graduates have the skills that are essential for the workplace and value our employability schemes, business start-up support and opportunities to get actual experience as part of their courses. It's an approach that works - 93% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation."
– Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales
"This is an initiative that shows leadership and strategic thinking in action. The University's partnership with major international companies like General Electric and British Airways are examples of how Wales can compete with the best.
"The Welsh Government looks forward to working with the University of South Wales to raise the profile of the region, and Wales as a whole."