Students' Guild team move to a new home at Glyndŵr University
The new academic year means a new home for the Students’ Guild at Glyndŵr University Wrexham.
As well as relocating to the former Careers building on Plas Coch campus, the Guild has welcomed fresh faces in past weeks.
President Marc Caldecott and Vice-President Emily Karim have been joined by Guild Development Manager, Sarah Ellis, and Kirsty Percival, Sports and Societies Coordinator.
Guild Organiser, Lowri Hiles, and Kim Lloyd, Student Advisor, make up the team and are looking forward to a busy 12 months.
Marc says the improved layout and more space will give the team a better area in which to offer support and advice, organise fundraising events and lead campaigns that will resonate with the community and allow them to get behind national issues of importance to students.
“Having new offices and meeting rooms in which we can work as a group and individually will make a major difference to us,” he said.
“It also means we will have private areas where we can offer one-to-one support and focus solely on student matters, which is why we are here.”
Marc added: “I would like to welcome all of the students arriving here in Wrexham over the coming days and look forward to seeing them on campus over the coming months.
“This is a terrific university offering so much to people of all ages – we can’t wait to get started in our new home.”
Interim Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Upton, said: “At Glyndŵr University the student is at the heart of everything we do.
“The University continuously strives to improve the experience for everyone who spends time on campus – as our increase in student satisfaction in the recent National Student Survey reinforces – and that includes better facilities for the Guild.
“Everyone here wishes Marc and the team well for the coming academic year and we look forward to welcoming our new and returning students into the Glyndŵr family over the coming weeks.”
The Students’ Guild is busy preparing for its annual Freshers’ Week, with star names set to appear from Monday, September 21.
This year’s line-up includes Scouting for Girls, Marcus Collins, Stooshe, Kloe and Radio 1 DJ Aled Haydn Jones.
Comedy hypnotist Ian Dee is also appearing, with DJ nights, a fun fair on campus and many more activities completing the itinerary of events.
“Our main aim is to make the student experience the best it can possibly be,” said Emily.
“Most students only get one shot at university so we want to make sure it’s a positive and memorable one for them. I love Glyndŵr, what its stands for and how every student that comes here is counted.
“With our new-look Guild building we can deliver an even better support network for them.”