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Higher Education Convention

7 April 2011

Glyndŵr University will host a higher education convention on Thursday, April 14 between 10am and 2.30pm.

A wide range of universities and higher education institutions will be exhibiting at this year’s convention. Why not join us on the day to find out more about the practicalities of going to university and to speak to representatives from the different universities? The event is open to the public - all are welcome.

Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University, said:  “Glyndŵr University is delighted to be involved in the North East Wales Higher Education Convention.

"Glyndŵr University is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention.

"The University is growing and has expanded with new specialist sites in Flintshire and significant investment in  brand new facilities on the Wrexham campus such as the new state-of-the-art Creative Industries Building and the innovative Centre for the Child, Family and Society.

"Courses are designed to provide employers with exactly what they’re looking for and many have been created with their direct input.

"Support, both in helping students plan their careers and their lives outside of the world of work, is always on hand via our careers team, as well as other expert advisers and counsellors.”

If you are a teacher interested in bringing a school group please book via UCAS.

Online Booking Instructions for Teachers

To book online please follow these detailed instructions:

  • Go to www.ucasevents.com/conventions
  • Click on ‘book now to visit’ at the top of the menu
  • Select the event you would like to attend from the list
  • Click on ‘Information for Visitors’ from the quick links list on the right hand side
  • Click ‘start visitor booking’

You will be asked to enter your email address, your unique password and UCAS school code with the prefix “S”.

The event code, when prompted, is newales11.

UCAS Card

What is the UCAS Card scheme?

At its simplest, the UCAS card scheme is the start of the UCAS journey for Year 12, S5 or equivalent students thinking about higher education. When your students register they will receive the following benefits:

  • A  UCAS discount card to help them save a packet on the high street
  • Information about the courses and universities they are interested in
  • Expert help from UCAS advisers with all the reminders, hints and tips
  • Free monthly newsletters providing advice on the application process
  • Chat with other students on yougofurther.co.uk, the UCAS student network

To register, students need to go to www.ucas.com/ucascard. The UCAS Card scheme is the platform for them to start looking into higher education and researching their UCAS application. For any queries regarding UCAS Card please contact Gillian Stokes on 01242 544 804.

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