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Bright future ahead, VC tells staff at annual Wrexham Glyndwr University staff conference

22 September 2017

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Future learning spaces, nursing training suites and a virtual reality lab are all on the horizon as Wrexham Glyndwr University prepares for a new academic year.

Professor Maria Hinfelaar, Vice-Chancellor, told staff at the university’s Engage 2017! Conference that applications to study at postgraduate level had also more than doubled over the last 12 months.

A bright future is ahead for the university, she added, as plans are put into place to transform the university estate under its Campus 2025 initiative.

The two-day annual staff conference featured talks, seminars and workshops designed to celebrate excellence in teaching and learning ahead of the new academic year.

Highlights included a keynote talk from Professor Mark Bellis, looking at the impact of university research, and a Learning Space ‘Twalk’.

The ‘Twalk’ encouraged staff to Tweet and share ideas as they were given a tour of the campus, looking at some of locations for planned new campus developments.

Professor Hinfelaar said: “Social learning zones, training suites and the virtual reality lab are all part of the Campus 2025 plans. We’re already in Phase One, with visible improvements around campus including a new central contact point for students in the library and a refurbishment of all catering facilities.

“The Students’ Union building has had a makeover as well and it really is something to behold. It’s been transformed in time for the start of the new year.”

Freshers students start at Wrexham Glyndwr University on Monday 25 September and returning students a week later.

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