Open Day Activities & Subject Talks
Our next open day will be held on Saturday, August 17 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 an example of the types of talks and activities you can expect to find at our open day. Click a title to see talks from each department or scroll down to see all events.
Northop Campus 10am-2pm
This will enable prospective students to explore our Northop campus, learn about animal management and behaviour as well as being able to discuss the degree programme of their choice.
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.
Since their introduction in 2008 cryptocurrencies have polarised opinion. In 2017, the Huffington Post claimed that ‘when used properly and fully understood it would be the initiator or many emerging systems that will fundamentally change our global economic system’. Yet only one year later Forbes confidently stated that ‘whatever else one can say that cryptocurrency has accomplished, it has been one of the greatest destroyers of wealth in the financial history of mankind’. This interesting presentation will examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of the leading cryptocurrencies and consider whether they have the potential to change the business world as we know it.
Explore public service related careers that are open to students graduating from the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree. With the opportunity to tailor your degree to complement your academic needs- this programme includes modules that have been specifically designed to map across to entry requirements for the Probation Service and Prison Service, and similarly, is a pathway into a career in the Police or Law courts. As such, the BA (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Justice programme is the perfect academic route for those interested in a career within the public services.
Policing: Stop & Search and Knife Crime.
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. 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.
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?
Rising to the challenge – How Wales is leading the way in mental health
Increasing numbers of people of all ages and from all areas of life are experiencing mental health challenges. This session will explore what might be driving this, look at the ways in which Wales has led the way in moving beyond simply issuing prescriptions to develop innovative ways of helping us all to better mental health and discuss the wide range of new careers that this has opened up for graduates. You’ll hear not only from the programme team but also the people behind a brand new initiative in our hospitals in North Wales – the ICan centres - and find out about the volunteering opportunities that they have that could support your studies.
Physiotherapy: Are You Ready for the Physiotherapy Challenge?
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.
Psychology: Do we choose our behaviours or do they choose us? Discussing the concept of ‘Evil’
An informal session discussing how evil develops; are people bad apples or do they find themselves in bad barrels? Come along to get involved and see how psychology can help us understand more about this topic. Feel free to drop in any time during the day to join our discussion.
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.
SCALE-UP B 10am-1.30pm
PlaySpace 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 chemistry and 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.
The sports team would like to invite you to a presentation about the exciting programmes we have to offer at Glyndwr University. The presentation will cover information about our Football Coaching and Performance Specialist degree, Sports Coaching degree, and Health & Performance Science degree. You'll also find out more about our brand new teaching facility at the 5 million pound FAW Colliers Park Training Ground.