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The Lighting Industry Association Signs Partnership With University of South Wales

Stuart Green and Steve DaviesThe University of South Wales (USW) and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have agreed a formal partnership, cementing a relationship which will see the development of a range of specialist lighting courses.

Steve Davies, LIA CEO, said: “We are delighted to have signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of South Wales. Our partnership is part of a drive by the LIA Academy to improve and co-ordinate training and development opportunities for lighting professionals throughout the UK.”

Various courses will be delivered at the NEW LIA Academy facility in Telford. Students will additionally be given special access to the LIA Laboratory in Telford. This is the UK's largest independent ISO 17025 test laboratory dedicated to lighting and features industry-leading test equipment.

Stuart Green, Course Leader of Lighting and Design Technology at USW, said: “The LIA and USW are both leaders in the field of lighting design and technology. Our partnership provides us with new opportunities for collaboration in both teaching and learning, effectively creating an environment of improved knowledge that will benefit both organisations and the wider industry.”

Steve Davies concluded: “We have spent a great deal of time working closely with the University of South Wales to agree course content. We’ve been impressed with the University’s commitment to quality and due diligence and feel confident that we are meeting the needs (as expressed by our members) for robust qualifications to support the career development lighting professionals.”

If you would like further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01952 290 905 and ask to speak to speak to the Academy team.

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Image: Stuart Green, Course Leader of Lighting and Design Technology at USW and Steve Davies, LIA, CEO