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Hundreds expected at Wrexham Glyndwr University for September Open Day

6 September 2017

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Hundreds of prospective students will descend on a North Wales university for a bumper open day this Saturday – just weeks after a record-breaking event.

A busy few months has seen Wrexham Glyndwr University increase its employability figure to 93% and gain a silver award in the prestigious TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework).

And just weeks ago it was revealed 85% of students at the University are satisfied with teaching on their course, according to the National Student Survey (NSS).

Overall satisfaction was 82%, based on the experiences of final year students in the 2016/17 academic year.

This was all followed by an open day in August, which welcomed more than 330 people to the campus – the best attended at the University in six years.

It all comes as lecturers and operational staff prepare to showcase the best of Wrexham Glyndwr at the sports centre from 10am-2pm.

Professor Maria Hinfelaar, Vice-Chancellor, said: “Following the success of our August open day – which was the best in recent memory – I’m delighted we will be welcoming prospective students again this weekend.

“It’s a great time to be joining us here at Wrexham Glyndwr University, and we look forward to demonstrating that. The campus is to undergo a revamp – starting with a £200,000 catering overhaul, which is in process – and we’ve seen a rise in some key areas, notably in getting our graduates into jobs.”

Professor Hinfelaar added: “There will be lots of things for prospective students and their families to see and do, as well as talking to lecturers about our wide range of courses and degrees, and finding out more about the accommodation and support services we provide.

“Our admissions team will also be on hand with help and advice for anyone in need of support after receiving their A level grades – please don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit us – we look forward to seeing you there on the day.”

As well as campus tours and interactive learning sessions, the open day will feature talks on higher education and information about the University’s award-winning inclusion team.

While most of the action will be taking place on the main campus, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the School of Creative Arts in Regent Street and Northop campus.

Among the courses on offer will be the Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) programme, formed in partnership with Welsh Government to educate community staff nurses from across North Wales every year.

The event also includes a creative writing workshop with lecturer Deniz Baker, and there will be guided tours at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm and 1.15pm.

Full list of talks:

John Troth Lecture Theatre A

11.00am – DVC Welcome Address by Prof. Claire Taylor, followed by Accommodation Tour at 11.15am

12.15pm – Accommodation Tour

1.15pm – Accommodation Tour

John Troth Lecture Theatre B

11.00am – Youth & Community Work

11.30am – Occupational Therapy

12.00pm – Education, Families & Childhood Studies

12.30pm – Health & Mental Health

1.00pm – Engineering

Edward Llwyd Centre Lecture Theatre B

10.30am – Careers Introduction for Mature Students

11.00am – Sports Coaching & Football

12.00pm – Counselling & Psychotherapy

12.30pm – Cyber Security

School of Creative Arts

10.30am – Design

11.20am – Fine & Applied Arts

12.00pm – Beginners’ Creative Writing workshop

Find out more about the open day online or call the team on 01978 293439.

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