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Hundreds attend Universities Week 2014

Hundreds descended on three of Glyndŵr University’s campuses in North Wales to mark a national campaign celebrating the value of higher education to the UK.

Wrexham, Northop and St Asaph were the venues for a series of activities celebrating Universities Week 2014.

Each of the campuses three distinct specialisms were showcased to students, the general public and the business community.

At Wrexham, a lecture about the future of the internet led the way along with a graduate support day, geared towards boosting the employability of the university’s students, and a session on volunteering in sport courtesy of the Skillshare International charity.

Northop played host to an afternoon workshop on tree and plant health, marking its expertise in biology and environmental science.

The university’s St Asaph campus is the hub of cutting edge research and a focal point for some of the region’s leading technology businesses. These were welcomed to a business breakfast led by Phil Merrick, of PeopleMad Ltd.

Professor Michael Lebby, Professor of optoelectonics, rounded off the week’s events with a talk on photonics technologies on Thursday 12 June.

Glyndŵr University’s Vice Chancellor Prof Michael Scott praised the ongoing positive impact of the university on the region which was so widely celebrated during the week.

“Universities Week 2014 provided an excellent opportunity to highlight how the work going on in our universities has an impact on people's everyday lives. It was also a chance for academics to engage with the public, bring their research to life and hopefully inspire people to go away and find out more about a topic,” he said.

“We want more and more people to be aware of the great work we do at Glyndŵr University, including the strides we’ve made in the fields of graduate employability and research.”

Universities Week was launched in 2010 with the aim of increasing public awareness of the wide and varied role of the UK’s universities.

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