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Top 10 moments from 2018

Top 10 moments from 2018

2018 was a big year for us at Wrexham Glyndwr as we celebrated our first 10 years as a degree awarding institution.

So as the year draws to a close, here’s a look back at some of our favourite moments!

Wrexham Symphony Orchestra gala concert

We kicked off our 10-year celebrations in style with a gala concert with Wrexham Symphony Orchestra who also celebrated 20 years of Wrexham Symphony Orchestra in residence at its iconic concert hall.

‘A Night at the Opera’ featured special guests North Wales Opera Studio performing staged scenes from popular operas including La Boheme, Carmen, Madam Butterfly, Turandot and La Traviata.

Social study space opens

study blog

As part of our Campus 2025 strategy, The Study was the first of our new social and learning spaces to be opened across the university.

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Top 10 rising university 

Wrexham Glyndŵr University rose an impressive 24 places in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and entered the Guardian’s Top 100 Universities in the UK reflecting the work that has been done over the last couple of years to transform the university

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Final year degree shows

sally j freedman blog

Our annual final year degree shows are always a highlight on the summer and this year was no exception, with fantastic exhibitions at Regent Street and Theatre students performing Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself.

Watch Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself trailer

Most socially inclusive University in the UK 

We were named the most socially inclusive university in the UK, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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Scale-up learning space opens

scale up room

Another new development as part of our Campus 2025 is our Scale-Up teaching space. In October it welcomed its first classes after a £200,000 investment.

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Students' Union voted best in Wales

2018 was a big year for our Students' Union too. It was Students' Union of the year at the NUS Wales Awards and also won the Participation awards for its Period Poverty campaign at the NUS Awards 2018. 

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Award-winning careers team

careers team blog

The careers team's Make Summer Work for You programme beat entrants from across the UK To win the Supporting Student/ Graduate Employability category at the AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service) Awards for Excellence.

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Graduation 2018

grad 18 blog

This autumn we saw hundreds of students collect their degrees and celebrate their achievements. Amongst the graduates this year were honorary fellows Ian Rush, Stifyn Parry, Hywel Wyn Edwards, Menna Fitzpatrick, Alwen Williams, Christopher Morris and Dr Llŷr Williams. 

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About the Author

Hannah Lea

Hannah Lea

Hannah graduated from LJMU with a degree in English, Media and Cultural Studies in 2014. Since then, she has worked in a number of marketing and communications roles and is now Digital Engagement Officer at Wrexham Glyndwr.

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