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Good news flows as Wrexham Glyndwr University gears up for recruitment push

28 July 2016



Wrexham Glyndwr University is gearing up for a positive recruitment push after a successful year.

The North Wales institution welcomed a new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, in April, and is celebrating positive results in the latest Destination of Leavers Survey (DLHE).

The University achieved an employability figure of 92.1% in past weeks and is also above the sector average for graduate level employment.

And it was also revealed Wrexham Glyndwr’s Employment Performance Indicator (EPI) for first degree part-time leavers is 98.1%, the joint highest in Wales.

Couple this with its performance in the Social Mobility Graduate Index - joint seventh in the UK and number one in Wales for helping young, full time undergraduate entrants from non-traditional backgrounds to achieve a higher education – then you can see why staff at the eight year-old university are confident for the future.

Professor Hinfelaar says with its range of degrees and professional courses, Wrexham Glyndwr University is making its mark at “the centre of today’s world” and will play a major role in developing the industrial and academic potential of not only north east Wales, but also its neighbouring regions.

And with it's all female-top team - pictured left to right are New Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Claire Taylor, Board chair Maxine Penlington OBE, Professor Hinfelaar and Students' Union President, Emily Karim - there is no limit to how far they can go.

“We are an ambitious, young university; we have talent and opportunities in abundance to work with the region and internationally," said Professor Hinfelaar.

“Here at Wrexham Glyndwr there is a huge commitment to that ethos and a tremendous sense of pride amongst staff and students.

“It is, of course, vital that we are there for them while they are here with us, but also that we are there as they make their way in the world – student support is something we do exceptionally well and I’m very proud of that.”

Reflecting on the successful employment figures, Karen Lennox, Head of Careers and Student Services, said: “Time and time again we see Wrexham Glyndwr graduates performing exceptionally well against their counterparts when it comes to finding graduate level employment.

“This is the result of our focus on employability and cutting-edge courses designed in conjunction with leading employers, with emphasis on having them job-ready when they graduate.”

As well as excelling in getting graduates jobs, the University has enjoyed a strong showing for student satisfaction in league tables.

The University was ranked second in Wales for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017, and fourth in Wales for graduate prospects. Among the high-performing areas were Psychology – which saw an overall increase of 47 places – and Agriculture and Forestry, which was number one in the UK for student satisfaction.

Those studying Education, Art and Design, History, Nursing and Sports Science at Wrexham Glyndwr University are the most satisfied students in Wales, according to the CUG.

To top it off, the School of Creative Arts was named top in Wales and number 12 in the UK in the recent Guardian league tables.

As pupils say goodbye to school and await their A-level results, Wrexham Glyndwr is already preparing to welcome them for the next chapter of their education.

The University’s admissions and recruitment teams are on hand with help and advice for anyone who does not get the grades they were hoping for, with a wide range of options including kick-start years, integrated Masters’ degrees and other access routes.

Julie Cowley, Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions, said nerves will be stretched at households across the country but urged people not to panic.

She said: “Have confidence in your abilities. Don't dwell on what could have been and focus on the future. Not securing the expected grades might seem like the end of the world, but a swift, well-informed response can pay dividends in the long run.”

For more information call Wrexham Glyndwr University’s admissions team on 01978 293439 and have your UCAS Personal ID ready to quote.

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