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Hundreds attend UCAS event ahead of popular open day

March 11 2015


Hundreds of prospective students descended on Glyndŵr University ahead of a popular recruitment event.

The Wrexham-based University welcomed school pupils, families and aspiring learners to its annual UCAS convention on Tuesday.

Education providers from across the UK were in attendance, and the institution now looks forward to the next in a series of popular open days, to be held this Saturday from 10am-2pm.

Visitors to the Northop and Wrexham campuses can meet programme leaders and lecturers and tour 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, will also be available to view.

Improvements also 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 Spring but attracting students is vital for the forthcoming year.

“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 is 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 may change their minds when they take a look at the facilities and courses we are introducing – places are still available and we look forward to meeting our students of the future.”

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: “The open day is another chance for us to show people what Glyndŵr University has to offer, so we look forward to welcoming prospective students and their families.”

Other popular improvements 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 developments 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.

Registration from 10am; for more information call the admissions team on 01978 293439 or email

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