Hundreds descended on NE Wales for recruitment events
March 16 2015
Hundreds of prospective students from across the UK descended on a North Wales university for popular recruitment events.
Glyndŵr University, based in Wrexham, welcomed school pupils, families and aspiring learners to two major activities - its annual UCAS convention and Spring open day.
Education providers from across the country were in attendance, and visitors met programme leaders and lecturers, touring facilities such as the Centre for the Child, Family and Society, Wrexham Village accommodation complex and the Centre for the Creative Industries.
Revamped learning resources at the University’s Regent Street building - home of North Wales School of Art and Design – and psychology suite, featuring psychometric and physiological testing equipment, were also available to view.
Improvements include new computers, exhibition space, enhanced library provision, the refurbished student information desk (SID) in the Edward Llwyd Building and breakaway rooms for staff and students.
Julie Cowley, Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions, said applications for 2014/15 are ahead of the same time last year but attracting students is vital over the coming months.
“We have had a positive start to the academic year but will continue to work hard to bring new students to Glyndŵr University, and to provide current students with the best possible experience – on an academic, cultural and social level – because they are our number one priority.”
She added: “The open day was a great opportunity for anyone interested in studying at Glyndŵr University to visit the campus and see what we have to offer.
“Those people who are unsure where to go often change their minds when they take a look at the facilities and courses we are introducing.”
Director of Operations Lynda Powell said Glyndŵr University is determined to continuously update its learning provision and listen to feedback from students.
“The facilities on the Wrexham campus and at Regent Street will provide a base for student and disability support and careers and welfare and funding advice, as well as drop-in sessions with the Students’ Guild,” said Lynda.
“We have listened to the students and staff and will continue to work together to provide them with everything they need to make the experience here at Glyndŵr University a positive one, academically, socially and with their needs at the heart of everything we do.”
She added: “People come from all over the UK to north east Wales for the open day; we’re delighted to again welcome so many prospective students and their families here.”
Other developments in past months have included the BookXChange service providing students with access to cheap core text, and the roll-out of new high speed computers to all of the University’s IT labs - with a range of the latest software from Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk now available.
These additions follow Glyndŵr University’s 44-place rise up the Guardian University Guide 2015 league table, to number 64 in the UK. It is the institution’s highest ever ranking since it gained university status in 2008, and placed it among the top three higher education providers in Wales.
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