Merger in Scotland
One of the longest-standing members of the TA3, Anniesland College in Scotland, has merged with Cardonald and Langside colleges to form a new super-college, Glasgow Clyde College. Part of a wave of college mergers across Scotland, the new Glasgow Clyde will have around 20,000 students and will operate from three campuses. The new super-college will be led by Principal and Chief Executive Susan Walsh, one of Scotland’s best known and most experienced college principals. The merger is a response to the Scottish Government’s reform of post-16 education in Scotland, the biggest shake-up in education in a generation. Approved in June 2013, the new name was chosen by students and a competition to design a new college logo. Craig Black, a BA student in Creative Industries, designed the winning logo.
Principal Susan Walsh said “We have a proud tradition of excellence in education to maintain and I know we have the skills, expertise, and commitment not to let ourselves, our students, or our predecessor colleges down. We are innovative, creative, and professional and most of all we focus on what we need to do to get it right for our students. This is the start of something inspirational and aspirational; a place people want to be part of. From now on being ‘Clyde-built’ means something new, and something very special.”