The University of South Wales opens its doors today. The new establishment is a result of a merger between the University of Wales, Newport and the University of Glamorgan.
The University of South Wales has 35,000 students and is among the top ten biggest campus universities in the UK.
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Philip Thomas was a 10-year-old pupil at Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan when a coal tip collapsed and slid downhill.
ITV News speaks to Jeff Edwards - who was eight years old when he became the last survivor to be pulled from the rubble.
Until 21st October 1966, Aberfan was a place that most of the world had never heard of.