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The University’s Northop Campus, surrounded by beautiful north Wales countryside, is dedicated to its courses in land-based and rural education, animal studies and biodiversity. Based on the site is a BHS-approved equine unit, animal studies unit, landscaping skills centre and an organic production unit. There is also an area of ancient woodland.

The Glynd┼Ár University Racecourse Stadium, next door to the Wrexham Campus, is home to Wrexham FC and the North Wales Crusaders rugby league team. The stadium is used by students across the University including sport students. The students film matches for both Wrexham FC and North Wales Crusaders and analyse these as part of their course work and sports coaching students get hands on experience by coaching local children and community groups. The Human Performance Lab based on the Wrexham Campus is also used by sport students to assess physiology, performance analysis and physical activity in a range of sporting activities.

There is a Chinese Medicine Clinic on the Wrexham Campus which is open to the public for treatments and allows complementary therapy students to get a taste of the working world in their field.

The Clinical Services Unit on the Wrexham Campus gives health and nursing students the opportunity to develop their clinical skills through mock scenarios and clinical simulation including the use of anatomical mannequins and medical equipment. The occupational therapy team also have access to a range of equipment and aids to enable them to act out scenarios and put theory into practice.

Dedicated psychology laboratories are based on the Wrexham Campus which contain a range of hi-tech equipment which can analyse brainwaves, measure sleep patterns and monitor people’s reactions to different situations based on sweat. This industry-standard set of equipment is used by professional psychologists and helps prepare students for working environments. The equipment includes a CANTAB tablet for performing neuropsychological cognitive testings; an Actiwatch which gathers data on sleep; an EPOC wireless headset for measuring brainwaves; and a Biopac machine for obtaining biophysiological data cardiac output, galvanic skin response, blood pressure and respiratory output.

For social work students a virtual town software is available which enables risk assessments in houses to take place to plan visits and provide practice diagnosis activities for students to learn from.

The School also has a dedicated Placement Learning Unit to provide support and arrangements for organising work placements within courses.

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