The University of Salford is planning to remove their famous lion logo and replace it with the word "Manchester".
The current lion logo proudly states "The University of Salford" although some of their letterheads do also state "A Greater Manchester University" - which I do not have a problem with.
If the proposed logo does, as a recent local media site mockup suggests, simply say University of Salford Manchester, then this is a backward step and they should quickly re-think the idea.
The University of Salford has proudly stated it's home in it's logo since it became a fully-fledged University in 1967 (in fact, Salford University can trace it's origins back to 1896, when it was the Royal Technical Institute, Salford).
So why does The University of Salford think now is a good time to suggest they are in Manchester when their new MediaCity:UK building at Salford Quays is on the brink of opening? Perhaps it may have something to do with the fact that a recent survey of students in a poll for accomodationforstudents.com showed Salford University to be the worst university in the country in which to study. Manchester University was voted the joint second best place to study.
The University of Salford management board should think again, reverse this terrible decision before it is too late, and stick with the traditional logo.