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Delight at surge in students ahead of September open day

September 24 2014 OpenDay

The time is now to join the UK’s fastest rising university.

It’s not too late to study at Glyndŵr University this academic year.

The Wrexham institution will hold its next open day on Saturday, and is expecting hundreds of prospective students and families to attend.

Cutting edge facilities including the £5million Centre for the Creative Industries, the £2m Centre for the Child, Family and Society, Techniquest and the Wrexham Village accommodation complex will be open for viewing.

Visitors can enjoyed rides in the Merlin Flight Simulator, tours of the campus, speak to lecturers and experience the innovative immersive learning environment, where images, sounds and smells are pumped in and projected onto the inside of an education dome, creating different scenarios and heightening the senses.

The event comes as staff and students are still celebrating the University’s incredible 44-place rise up the Guardian league tables from number 108 to 64th in the UK.

It is Glyndŵr’s highest ever ranking since it gained university status in 2008, and places the popular University among the top three in Wales.

Julie Cowley, Head of Partnerships, Recruitment and Admissions, made it clear to prospective students that Glyndŵr’s doors are still open to anyone wanting to be considered for a last-minute place in higher education.

“Many people are still undecided and unsure whether they’ve missed the opportunity to go to university this year,” said Julie.

“Unlike many bigger universities, Glyndŵr is flexible and can adapt to meet the needs of anyone wanting to begin their studies in the coming weeks.

“Places are still available on some courses so please get in touch with our admissions team, even if it’s just to find out more about what’s on offer.”

New students began arriving on campus in Wrexham, Northop and London last week, in preparation for the year ahead.

Glyndŵr University Students’ Guild was on hand to give them a warm welcome ahead of Freshers’ Fortnight, which features an appearance by Radio One star Aled Haydn Jones, a movie marathon, Wild Encounters zoological experience at the Centenary Club, a comedy hypnotist and the popular Freshers’ Fayre.

Funnyman Jimmy Carr will also be in town, performing at the William Aston Hall this Friday.

Julie added: “We enjoyed a very successful Clearing period, the phones have not stopped ringing and we’re very positive.

“But we are not resting on our laurels as there are still spaces available for students who want to join us here at Glyndŵr University.

 “I would encourage anyone with any questions to call or visit our next open day this Saturday, where staff and members of the Students’ Guild will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.”

New courses include Chemistry with Green Nanotechnology, Computer Game Development, Immersive Technology, Marketing and Consumer Psychology, Telecommunications, Intelligent Computing and Global Business.

There are also two-year business fast-track degrees and a selection of ‘kick-start’ years, a further option for anyone whose grades were not what they had hoped for.

For more information on the open day, which runs from 10am until 2pm this Saturday, call 01978 293439 or email

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