Open Day Activities & Subject Talks
Our next open day will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, during which there will be lots of activities and subject talks throughout the day.
Academic staff will be available in the sports hall from 10am to 2pm along with our Enquiries and Admissions, Student Funding and Welfare Support teams. From here you will also be able to find out about our subject talks and activities that are taking place throughout the day.
The subject talks and activities are a great opportunity to see what it's like to be a student here at Wrexham Glyndwr and also a chance for you to ask questions about our courses.
Below is a list of the talks and activities that will be available at our open days*. Click a title to see talks from each department or scroll down to see all events.
*Please note that activities may differ to those listed below, please check this page regularly for updates about our February open day activities.
The Gallery, 10.45am
Join our Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor for an informal chat about the university over complimentary coffee and cake. This event is particularly beneficial for parents of potential students who wish to get a real feel for our institution and ask any questions they may have. Everyone is welcome.
Northop Campus 10am-2pm
Our Northop campus is our rural centre for animal, equine and veterinary nursing courses. Visit our new clinical suite equipped with the latest veterinary equipment and training mainkins, meet our chickens, find out about animal management and behaviour and discuss the degree programme of your choice with our lecturers.
Centre for the Creative Industries, 10am-1.30pm
Come and visit our Centre for Creative Industries for a tour of our building and its excellent modern facilities. Explore our showreels, studios and speak to our staff to find out more about how our courses explore current and emerging technologies relating to creative media production, and about the live projects we offer that make our graduates highly desirable in the world of work in creative media technology. Drop into Calon FM, our on-site community radio station, before watching our facilities in action and having the opportunity to get hands-on. Experience our TV studios, live feeds and post-production room and check out what skills you can learn on our courses.
Art & Design: Meet the Makers
Regent Street, 10am-1.30pm
We are excited to announce that throughout the day we will be running our "Meet the Maker" experience. If you are interested in any of our Art & Design courses then this is not to be missed. Our creative staff and students will be at our Regent Street Campus giving you insight into different types of creation within our subjects and showing your our studios and workshops. Meet our photography staff, see the illustrators bring images to life and watch our makers transform materials such as clay and metal whilst hearing about the techniques you will use on the course to produce your very own works of art.
Lower B corridor, 12.30pm
A look at the key developments in marketing over the last 20 years. Lecturer in Marketing Owen Dale reflects on his own experience as an undergraduate business student, career as a marketing consultant to teaching marketing at Glyndwr University in what is a rapidly changing field. Career pathways and study opportunities at Wrexham Glyndwr and through the Chartered Institute of Marketing will be explored as well as; the changing marketing landscape, the rise of social media, new digital technologies, changing consumer behaviour and the rise of data in decision making.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management: Managing the increasing challenge of over-tourism
Lower B corridor, 11am
Overtourism is the excessive growth of visitors leading to overcrowding in areas where residents suffer the consequences of temporary and seasonal tourism peaks, which have caused permanent changes to their lifestyles, denied access to amenities and damaged their general well-being. Over tourism is increasingly becoming a major concern for a number of destinations across the world, including Snowdonia. Whilst destinations are celebrating ever-growing tourism numbers, stimulated by economic and technological growth as well as a growing global middle class, governments and destination managers are struggling to manage the impact of these sustainably. Excessive development and continuous promotion of tourism by organisation and destinations has, in many regions, put extreme pressures on sites of local, national and international heritage. This talk will delve into how destinations and governments, in collaboration, can manage the challenges of overtourism, whilst still remaining competitive within the tourism industry. Finally, we discuss the critical role of universities in delivering professionals equipped to deal effectively with these challenges.
Lower B corridor, 11am
The aim of this workshop is to explore the public service related careers that are available to students graduating from the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice. With the opportunity to tailor your degree to complement your academic needs, students graduating from us go onto pursue careers in the Prison Service, Probation Service, Youth Justice Service and the Law Courts, to name but a few, making the BA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme the perfect academic route for those interested in a career within the public services.
Policing: Stop & Search and Knife Crime
Lower B corridor, 12.30pm
This topical presentation will review how the law and police practices have changed since the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. We will explore the main reasons for the current epidemic of knife crime in the UK and how a “stop and search” and an arrest procedure should be carried out in accordance with the law. These are just some of the elements delivered as part of the BSc (Hons) in Professional Policing course. Anyone with an interest in Professional Policing, Criminology, Forensic Science, Criminal Justice or Law would find the presentation useful. Also, employability options for prospective students will be discussed. With policing becoming a degree only profession for new entrants from 2020 onwards this degree course has been designed in conjunction with the College of Policing to meet the requirements of the Police Service in England and Wales.
Lower B corridor, 11am
This interactive session will look at the current state of health in the UK and ask what we do when ‘the drugs don’t work’. Can the environment around us, and the assets within our communities, be harnessed to help us all to better health and wellbeing?
Physiotherapy: Are You Ready for the Physiotherapy Challenge?
Sports Hall/M102, 12.30pm
This is an interactive session with our Physiotherapy team with the added bonus of prizes! Do you know your muscles and joints? Come and test your knowledge of human anatomy. Challenge your views on the role of the physiotherapist and range of people they can help. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to have a one to one with the Programme Lead to ask any additional questions you may have. Attendance at one of the interactive sessions is highly recommended as the Physiotherapy Desk may not be manned during the interactive session times.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation: Concussion in Sport and an Introduction to Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
Lower B corridor, 11am
Join the BSc (Hons) Sports Injury and Rehabilitation team in an interactive session on Concussion in Sport, where you will gain insight into the role of a graduate sports rehabilitator and discover the importance of assessment and management of head injuries in sport.
Occupational Therapy: What is Occupation
Lower B corridor, 12.30pm
In this session find out why human beings engage in occupations. Discover why occupation is so much more than a person’s ‘job’ and gain an occupational therapy perspective on the link between human occupation and wellbeing.
Psychology: Psychological Research for Your Benefit
The Study, 11am
Most psychological research is publicly funded and should be conducted for the benefit of the general public. A lot of the output from research is difficult to access, even for research, and often conducted without consultation with the people it affects. This session is a fast-paced, interactive discussion forum that aims to turn this process on its head. The aim of the session is to encourage you to be become citizen scientists and demonstrate how psychological research can contribute to topics that are important to you, your community and wider society.
Terry Hands Studio, 10am-1.30pm
When you first arrive we will be on hand to introduce you to one of our staff members who will guide you through the life of a theatre student. A tour will be given of our Terry Hands Studio We'll cover the exciting topics and techniques, show you around our own theatre and performance spaces and demonstrate how we enable our students to bring the magic of theatre to life. On top of that, we'll show you a host of our performances so you can get a taste for the variety of options on offer. While you study with us you'll learn more about acting for different platforms. From TV to theatre, and beyond, our experienced staff are here to equip you with the skills to shine at both. If you have any questions then you can speak to one of our students who will give you first-hand advice on what it is like to study Theatre, Television and Performance with us.
Social & Cultural History
Sports Hall 10am- 1.30pm
Our brand new Social and Cultural History degree will take you on a journey from the Roman era to the modern age. Exploring family, fashion, crime, art, politics, propaganda and more. Come along and meet the staff who can tell you all about the course alongside the exciting trips and visits that will allow you to explore your subject in an immersive way. Learn more about how you can get hands-on with history.
Creative Writing & English
Sports Hall 10am-1.30pm
Explore the themes you will study including literature, culture and identity as our experienced staff bring this vibrant subject to life. Learn more about the different platforms students use to express their work from performance poetry to the written word. Discover how an understanding of wide-ranging fiction genres can equip you with the knowledge to bring your skills into the modern workplace. And, delve into the transformation of topics and see how writing, performing and engaging can be a function for positive social change. We'll tell you all about the support we offer for your research and projects, as well as the skills you will develop that make our graduates highly desirable in any professions involving communicating, thinking creatively, organising ideas and problem-solving.
Engineering Labs 10am-1pm
Come and meet our expert engineers and be part of a host of experiences which will demonstrate what our courses can offer you. Visit our state-of-the-art flight simulator, electronics and mechanics labs and see our jet engine. Our staff will be on hand the whole way to show you the incredible practical skills you can develop when you study with us.
Computing: The LabTech Experience
B128a & Sports Hall, (Cybertech B20) 10am-1.30pm
LabTech is a voluntary led initiative formed by staff and students at Wrexham Glyndwr University. Its aim, to embrace and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills through accessible, entertaining and engaging mini-workshops. A selection of these workshops will be available to visitors at the University and are accessible to all ages, including Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, 3d scanning & printing, cyber security hacking tools, and Arduino and the Internet of Things.
Sports Hall & Science Labs 10am-1.30pm
Let our Applied Science department take you on a journey through our analytical disciplines. Our staff will show you around our modern laboratories and demonstrate our variety of research equipment. We can also show you around our crime scene house and show you aspects of the crime scene simulations that take place. Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have about our wide-ranging study of forensic disciplines and how this is set in the context of current and emerging technologies.
Sports Hall, 10am-1.30pm
Our Built Environment department has something for everyone. Whether you're looking to boost your construction management skills whilst working in industry or start exploring architecture from a whole new angle. The best way to learn about our subjects is to come and meet our experienced industry professional staff. They can talk to you about our courses but also show you how our students design and produce their work, how models are drawn and made, and how you can take your skills to the next level with our software and equipment.
Colliers Park, 11.30am
Welcome to Colliers Park introductory tour of the facility and a sit-down overview of the three programmes to be offered. Includes talk involving body composition using the new SECA equipment.