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Leading psychology department goes from strength to strength


A leading psychology department goes from strength to strength after being given the seal of approval by a prestigious organisation.

Glyndwr University has been reaccredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for another five years.

The endorsement sees the Wrexham-based division remain among the best in the country, having submitted a 500-page document to secure the accolade for its BSc (Hons) Psychology.

Programme leader Phill de Prez said the accreditation was a major boost to Glyndwr’s psychology department – one of the best in the country – and followed months of hard work, including a 500-page submission to the BPS.

“We are really pleased to have been reaccredited by the BPS, it’s a trademark of quality and adds value for students when they leave and look for employment,” said Phill.

“This achievement is down to the whole team, everyone has worked incredibly hard to keep our standards high, particularly when it comes to student satisfaction.

“For us to receive the full five years of accreditation with no conditions shows how highly we are regarded by the British Psychological Society and is a big lift as we look ahead to the upcoming academic year.”

The practical element of the university’s psychology provision, as well as the department’s “student-centred approach” and engagement with schools and colleges were highlighted as key strengths by the team.

“We deliver the course to the students as if they were operating in the real world,” added Phill.

“They build up a portfolio, take part in many practical sessions and produce a dissertation having had a lot of hands-on experience, so they are job-ready when they leave.”

Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Scott, is delighted with the department’s continued success.

“To be given this huge honour again by the BPS is a great credit to the staff,” said Prof Scott.

“They have worked tirelessly to achieve and maintain this standard, which is why psychology at Glyndwr University is so popular.

“We are known for producing students who are ready for the workplace when they graduate, and this is another example of how successful that approach has been.”

The university will open its doors to hundreds of prospective students on Saturday, August 16, the day after A-level results are announced.

Lecturers and course leader will be on hand to discuss the degrees on offer, including psychology.

The event follows the institution’s 44-place rise up the Guardian University Guide’s 2015 league table, to number 64 in the UK.

It is Glyndwr’s highest ranking since it gained university status in 2008, and places the institution among the top three in Wales.

Registration for the open day starts at 10am.

For more information, call Glyndwr University’s admissions team on 01978 293439 or email


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