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Top offers and incentives for Glyndŵr University graduates


Calling all Glyndwr University alumni! Where are you now?

The Wrexham-based University wants graduates to get in touch and capitalise on a series of new offers and incentives.

The institution is also looking to update Glyndŵr’s alumni database and communicate more effectively with former students – including those from the former North East Wales Institution (NEWI) – on upcoming events and latest news.

Alumni and Fundraising Executive Gemma Wrathall is coordinating the new-look Glyndŵr University Alumni Association and is keen to hear from as many graduates as possible over the coming months.

As well as reunions, there will be local and nationwide discounts with organisations including Cottages 4 You and Alton Towers.

The ‘Glyndwr for life’ slogan is already creating a stir on social media – notably the #glyndwrforlife hashtag on Twitter – and Gemma is keen to capitalise on the buzz surrounding the launch.

“We want alumni to be part of Glyndwr University’s future and not just the past,” said Gemma. “Thousands of students have passed through Wrexham over the years and many are still interested in the University, fondly recalling their time here.

“We want to keep in touch with them but also offer incentives to former students as a thank you for supporting Glyndŵr.”

She added: “We don’t want Glyndŵr to be a distant memory, we want to maintain and build on these relationships for the benefit of the university and our local community."

One of Glyndŵr’s most illustrious alumni is Brian Percival, director of global television phenomenon Downton Abbey and new Hollywood movie, The Book Thief.

He is an ambassador for the alumni association and revealed how studying in Wrexham changed his life.

“Studying in Wrexham helped me to see the world in a different way. It was a wonderful experience, like someone opening a book for me for the first time and I loved it,” he said.

“I was intrigued by the technical side of things and I was determined to master them, but more crucially my mind was opened up to thinking in a new, creative and visual way, something I had not experienced before. 

“It was an inspiration, and when I first realised I wanted to direct films. I have the university to thank for opening my eyes to the beauty of cinema and I would encourage others to become part of the Glyndŵr University family, because once you’ve studied there it will remain in your heart forever.”

Are you a former student of NEWI or Glyndŵr University? Please get in touch with Gemma by calling 01978 294430, or email

New courses will be unveiled at Glyndŵr University open day this Saturday from 10am in Wrexham: For more information, visit our Open Day page.

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