Open Day Activities & Subject Talks
Our next open day will be held on Saturday, March 2 during which there will be lots of activities and subject talks throughout the day.
The sessions below 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.
Click a title to see talks from each department or scroll down to see all events.
SCALE-UP A 11.30am
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.
SCALE-UP A 12.30pm
This presentation reviews the main findings from a recent CSI event at Wrexham-Glyndwr University and how these apply to the delivery of the BSc in Professional Policing course. The session is perfect for anyone with an interest in Professional Policing, Criminology, Forensic Science, Criminal Justice or Law, we will also discuss employability options for prospective students.
ELC LTB, 11.30am
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?
Introduction to Occupational Therapy
ELC LTB 12.30pm
If you’re thinking about a career in health/social care we will provide you with an overview of occupational therapy as a profession and the fantastic opportunities for graduates. The curriculum content will be introduced, with a focus upon practice placement opportunities which are a core part of study. The session is informal and there are lots of opportunities to ask questions.
Music and Memory
The use of music in care has become a large area of psychological research over the last decade. This research is looking at the impact music in the daily life of people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can have on their care routine, emotional behaviours and well-being. Asking the question can music be used to build associations in daily recall?
Gain an insight into the life of an applied sport and performance psychologist, from Leicester City academy performance psychologist Tom King, who will talk through elements of psychological provision for the players, coaches and management staff, details of which are taught across all three sports programmes at WGU.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a major factor in attracting and retaining consumers over the past 10 years. Having a “green conscience”, buying sustainable and ethically produced food, clothes and other products is a priority for most consumers. This interactive session will explore current consumer trends and help guests understand current corporate strategies for attracting new customers and retain existing ones using environmental and/or ethical marketing.
Northop Campus 11.30am
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.
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.
Sports Hall, 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
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
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.
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 in action. Our staff will be on hand the whole way to show you the incredible practical skills you can develop when you study with us.
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 team of staff that form our Computing department experts in their fields. Fascinated by Cyber Security? Curious about Virtual Reality? Dreaming of becoming a Games Developer? This is your chance to explore. Not only will our team be available to answer any questions you may have but we are also going to have our virtual reality equipment out and active, our Robots ready, and provide lots of other demonstrations in our designated computing spaces.
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.