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New degrees to be showcased at open days throughout August

 

August 1 2015

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HUNDREDS of prospective students will descend on a Wrexham university for a series of recruitment events.

Glyndŵr University holds its flagship open day on Saturday August 15, with up to 300 people already signed-up to attend.

The Welsh institution will also hold the following activities on its Plas Coch campus throughout the month:

  • Science and Environment open day on Monday August 10 from 1pm-4pm
  • Complementary Therapies open days on Wednesday August 19 from 9am-3pm, Thursday August 20 from 4pm-8pm, and Friday August 21 from 9am-3pm
  • Computing open day on Thursday September 3. Time TBC.

The University has enjoyed a positive 2015, unveiling a five-year strategic framework that will guide its decision-making until 2020.

Vice Chancellor Professor Graham Upton also announced a four-year financial turnaround which includes a projected £1.7m surplus for 2015/16 and a turnover of up to £75m by 2019/20.

The news came after Glyndŵr University was ranked second overall in Wales for student satisfaction and fourth in Wales for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide.

Julie Cowley, Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions, looks forward to welcoming the next influx of students to the institution following A-level results day on August 13.

“This is a critical time for students, with many still undecided about where they plan to study in September,” said Julie.

“Some will feel it’s too late, but it isn’t. There is still time to apply and join us to find out about the many new and successful programmes we have here.”

She added: “We will also be visiting schools and colleges in the region to offer support and give advice to anyone concerned about their results or wanting information on the courses we offer.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining us here in Wrexham. The future is looking very bright as we enter a new era for the University, its students and the community here in north east Wales.”

The three-day Complementary Therapies event – focused on reflexology, massage and acupuncture – will also act as a charity fundraiser, with treatments offered in return for donations to Nightingale House Hospice.

At the August 15 open day, prospective students can find out more about ground-breaking new and established programmes include Digital Art, Real Estate, Equine Science and Welfare Management, Animation, Chemistry with Green Nanotechnology, Computer Game Development, Immersive Technology, and Global Business.

 There are also new elements to various degrees, such as integrated postgraduate options in Art and Computing, and a selection of “kick-start” years for those whose grades were not what they hoped for.

Visitors can enjoy a tour of the facilities, including the Centre for the Creative Industries, Techniquest, the Centenary Club, the Scene of Crime Suite, recording studios, flight simulator, North Wales School of Art and Design, the William Aston Hall and the performance car laboratories.

Registration for the open day starts at 10am.

For more information, call Glyndŵr University’s admissions team on 01978 293439 or email enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk.

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