Enriching the learning environment
Work related learning
Work related learning is at the heart of our course portfolio here at Wrexham Glyndwr University, providing opportunities for students to learn by working with industry, employers and professional clients. This enables our students to gain valuable experience through placements, work experience, responding to live briefs and developing their own enterprising projects.
The University’s Schools hold a varied range of conferences and events such as:
- Creative Futures Conference which brings over 50 employers, innovators and influencers from the creative industries annually.
- UK Space Agency Supporting Regional Growth Conference 70 representatives from local government, the space industry and related industry attended the OpTIC technology centre science and research complex, which attracts firms to capitalise in its engineering, metrology, R&D and incubation facilities and expertise.
- Digital Futures Conference brings together leaders in technology and marketing. Previous keynote speakers have included Google, The Rockart Agency, Superfast Business Wales and Click-Convert.
These events reflect the University’s role in bringing industry and employers together with Higher Education to inspire future generations and deliver against the regional and national economy.
Practice informed teaching
“Wrexham Glyndwr University offered me the opportunity to develop my love for Aeronautical Engineering with its HNC.
The course had ties with the Airbus Wing Factory and Composite Centre in Broughton, whilst the degree was accredited for Chartered Engineer registration by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the Institution of MEchanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
I chose to study at Wrexham Glyndwr, again for their accreditation and their facilities at the St Asaph campus in the world-class Centre for Solar Energy (CSER).
Being able to create innovative and ground breaking research with a facility like CSER has given me the opportunity to further expand my horizons or knowlege in different engineering fields.”
Alvaro, MSc Aeronautical Engineering
Industry relevant research
Over 95% of all research submitted in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, metallurgy and materials science is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour, as is more than 90% of work submitted in Computer Science.