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Events to offer a taste of university life

09 September 2016


Prospective students can get a taste of university life at a series of free events in October.

Wrexham Glyndwr University is hosting lectures, workshops and interactive information sessions from October 17-21.

The programme will be led by widening access coordinator, Sarah-Lou Gaffney (pictured right), who says the week will give a flavour of the wide variety of degrees and qualifications on offer at the north east Wales institution.

It comes after Sarah joined organisations from across the region in visiting community centres, libraries and public spaces on the Wrexham Learning Bus earlier this year, as part of the successful Festival of Learning.

She said: “We are looking forward to welcoming an influx of students this September, but are already preparing for 2017/18 with new campaigns and a fresh focus on HE (higher education) delivery.

“We are well-known as a university that opens up channels to academia for people of all backgrounds, and that message will be reinforced during this week of taster sessions.”

Sarah added: “It’s been a very successful few months for the university – including a 5% rise in our student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey – so we have a lot to shout about.

“Most importantly, we want to give prospective students an opportunity to sit down with our lecturers and support teams to discuss what’s on offer, as well as giving advice and more information on our courses.”

Representatives from the School of Social and Life Sciences, North Wales Business School, the School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering, and the School of Creative Arts – ranked number one in Wales and 12th in the UK in the recent Guardian University Guide – will be in attendance throughout the week.

Wrexham Glyndwr University is to hold an open day on Saturday September 10 from 10am-2pm.

The institution’s Flintshire campus will also be a hive of activity, as the inaugural Northop Nature Education Day is set to take place, with attractions including woodland trails, den-building, crafts, archery and talks with staff and students about its land-based, animal, equine and wildlife courses.

For more information on the taster week and to book your place, email

Visit or call 01978 293439 for more on the open days and to apply to join the University this September.