Newport vice chancellor to resign

Dr Peter Noyes has been at the University of Wales, Newport for 16 years Credit: ITV News Wales

A critic of plans to merge three universities in South East Wales is to resign. Dr Peter Noyes who's the vice chancellor of the University of Wales Newport is standing down for personal reasons.

In the past, he has attacked Welsh Government plans to create a 'super-university' by merging Newport with the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Dr Noyes has worked at the University in Newport for sixteen years, the last six of them as vice-chancellor.