Fire at Swansea Uni

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LeonWasTheDog's wrote:
12 Aug 2020 20:19
Small fire on the roof, now out apaprently. Sounds like they dodged a bullet.
Let’s hope so. Times are tough, the Uni and the wider community need the money the students will bring in. Over and above all that, Wales needs top quality educational establishments to drive future prosperity, let’s hope they can come through this.



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MajorR wrote:
12 Aug 2020 20:55
LeonWasTheDog's wrote:
12 Aug 2020 20:19
Small fire on the roof, now out apparently. Sounds like they dodged a bullet.
Let’s hope so. Times are tough, the Uni and the wider community need the money the students will bring in. Over and above all that, Wales needs top quality educational establishments to drive future prosperity, let’s hope they can come through this.
Turns out it's a bit bigger than thought, but luckily nobody caught up in it. But agreed, the uni is important to Swansea and Wales (as all are across Wales).


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LeonWasTheDog's wrote:
13 Aug 2020 13:28
MajorR wrote:
12 Aug 2020 20:55


Let’s hope so. Times are tough, the Uni and the wider community need the money the students will bring in. Over and above all that, Wales needs top quality educational establishments to drive future prosperity, let’s hope they can come through this.
Turns out it's a bit bigger than thought, but luckily nobody caught up in it. But agreed, the uni is important to Swansea and Wales (as all are across Wales).
Why is Swansea Uni in Neath?


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KrunchyKarrot wrote:
13 Aug 2020 14:28
LeonWasTheDog's wrote:
13 Aug 2020 13:28


Turns out it's a bit bigger than thought, but luckily nobody caught up in it. But agreed, the uni is important to Swansea and Wales (as all are across Wales).
Why is Swansea Uni in Neath?
Not sure. Ex-MEP Derek Vaughan used to joke that it was because Neath were more forward thinking and wanted it more to get one over on Swansea. I don't know if there's even a grain of truth in that, but discussions were held with Neath, Swansea (and I think Llanelli) Councils. It might just come down to land - the old site owner (BP/Shell? can't remember) paid for all the cleanup and I think that helped the finances too. Might just come down to location as there's not so many places closer to Swansea. Does seem a bit odd having our Uni on someone else's patch.

Unrelated, but I reckon they should rebuild the Mumbles railway and join up Mumbles, Swansea Arena/centre, SA1, Bay Campus and Neath. It'd make life so much easier for people, help encourage more development in Neath and keep a bit of traffic off the roads.


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LeonWasTheDog's wrote:
13 Aug 2020 15:25
KrunchyKarrot wrote:
13 Aug 2020 14:28


Why is Swansea Uni in Neath?
Not sure. Ex-MEP Derek Vaughan used to joke that it was because Neath were more forward thinking and wanted it more to get one over on Swansea. I don't know if there's even a grain of truth in that, but discussions were held with Neath, Swansea (and I think Llanelli) Councils. It might just come down to land - the old site owner (BP/Shell? can't remember) paid for all the cleanup and I think that helped the finances too. Might just come down to location as there's not so many places closer to Swansea. Does seem a bit odd having our Uni on someone else's patch.

Unrelated, but I reckon they should rebuild the Mumbles railway and join up Mumbles, Swansea Arena/centre, SA1, Bay Campus and Neath. It'd make life so much easier for people, help encourage more development in Neath and keep a bit of traffic off the roads.
Think ive said this on the old board, a Monorail with a few stops here and there. Green good for climate etc etc. better than some lagoon that could damage our bay.


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