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Free taster sessions on creative courses


Photo: Kathryn Ellis and Peter Bolton

Creative people with an interest in history, English or writing are being offered free taster sessions at Glyndŵr University.

The humanities department at the Wrexham institution is hosting an open afternoon on Wednesday November 12 from 1pm – 3pm.

Tutors will be on hand to discuss our courses with you and there will also be taster lectures. No previous experience or qualifications required and there will be refreshments provided.

All three courses have recently been revalidated and history has become one of the most popular programmes at the university.

Lecturers Peter Bolton and Kathryn Ellis have given the degree a fresh twist with regular field trips, educational visits and interactive seminars.

Their efforts led to a staggering score of 95% in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS) and a place in the top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction, according to the Complete University Guide.

“History is growing in popularity because I think people now realise that it provides so many essential skills,” Peter said.

“The way we deliver the programme ensures that students enjoy the experience and develop the tools and knowledge base necessary for when they leave.

“Employability is key, which is why we concentrate on communication, critical thinking, practical sessions and personal development – we try to produce well-rounded characters.

Peter added: “Our student satisfaction scores are testament to that, and finishing 38th overall in the Guardian league tables – ahead of the University of Manchester – was another big boost for us.”

Kathryn said the success of past months is down to the hard work of staff in the humanities division.

“Everyone works as a team and has the best interests of the students at heart, they are always top priority,” she said.

“The students are of course aiming for a career on leaving Glyndŵr University and by developing critical skills in the study of the past we are preparing them for the future.

“If they study with us they are not just a face in the crowd, they’re not anonymous. We give support, flexibility and that personal touch, which has proven very popular over the years and more so now than ever.”

Book your place on the free humanities open afternoon at Glyndŵr University by calling 01978 293439 or emailing

Wrexham Glyndwr University Open Days