To Brad, The following appeared in one of our national newspapers but I originally had the idea (Scout's Honour) when I first heard about the institute's decision to change its name. Background info: Until last year polytechnics could not award their own degrees. However the rules have been changed and now polytechs can call themselves universities. Story: Newcastle Polytechnic wanted to upgrade their name to university but could not call themselves University of Newcastle upon Tyne as this already exists (where this author is studying). Therefore, they decided to insert City into the title and become City University of Newcastle upon Tyne until somebody pointed out the abbreviation. BTW The abbrev. for Newcastle Unversity is often U.N'cle.
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