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Hundreds attend August Open Day

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August 17 2015


Hundreds of students visited an open day at Glyndŵr University to find out about a suite of innovative career-focused courses.

People from across the UK attended the Wrexham institution on Saturday when it hosted its annual August open day.

Visitors were given campus tours and an opportunity to speak to lecturers about courses ranging from Animal Studies to Engineering.

One of the newest additions to Glyndŵr University’s roster of student clubs and societies, Archery, gave a flavour of the vibrant student life which dominates the university during term-time.

Two members of the club set up in the university’s quadrangle, providing demonstrations as people passed through campus.

Julie Cowley, Head of Partnerships, Recruitment and Admissions, said the event was a “huge success” and stressed that there are still places available for prospective students wanting to join Glyndŵr this academic year.

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

“But we are not resting on our laurels as there are spaces available for students who want to join us here in September.

“Many will still be deciding on whether to go to university, and which to choose.

“Some will feel it’s too late but it isn’t, there is still time to apply and join Glyndŵr University.”

The Open Day followed the release last week of new figures which showed student satisfaction is rising at Glyndŵr University

The Wrexham institution ranked highly for personal development and academic support and achieved an 85% figure for satisfaction in teaching in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Overall student satisfaction was up 2% to 80% and the university was second in Wales for assessment and feedback, as well as coming top in Wales for helping students to clarify and understand problems with feedback on their work.

Julie says students who narrowly missed their firm or insurance places due to disappointing A Level results shouldn't be afraid to call Glyndŵr directly and explain the situation.

“Universities can be sympathetic and teams of advisers are still available to offer guidance and give a decision, often immediately,” she said.

“Prospective students need to demonstrate determination and focus on getting their place. Those who show the confidence and fortitude to chase places will often stand in good stead with admissions teams, who will appreciate the initiative. I would encourage anyone with any questions to call us on 01978 293439.”

Places are available on full-time and part-time undergraduate degrees and foundation degrees.

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, call 01978 293439 or email enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk

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