Open Day offers prospective students the chance to see what’s new at Wrexham Glyndwr University
With the new term underway at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, students considering studying at the institution in 2019 are being given the chance to find out more.
The latest Open Day, aimed at prospective 2019 entry students, is set to take place on October 13.
The event is the latest in an annual series which offer the curious a chance to find out what it’s like to study at the University, and the latest developments the University’s campuses have to offer as well as being able to meet with course staff and current students.
The university has a wide range of courses available at foundation, undergraduate and post graduate level, many of which can also be studied part-time.
More than half of current Wrexham Glyndwr students study part-time and includes a wide-variety of age groups. The University has just been judged the most socially inclusive university in the UK, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Among new developments for students this year is an improved Students’ Union, with an upgraded bar and brand new pizza oven.
Students’ Union President, Angus Hamill-Stewart said: “We’re thrilled to launch our new venue, The Lazy Lion, at Wrexham Glyndwr University. By day the venue is designed to be a relaxing space for students to use socially and we’re serving snack foods as well as drinks – we’ve had a brand new pizza oven installed and have upgraded the existing bar area. For evening and weekend functions we can use the space for up to 200 people; it’s a really versatile space.”
Further improvements in the student experience include a new teaching space equipped with the latest AV teaching techniques, and a social learning space which has proved popular with students since its opening this Spring.
Much more is to follow as part of Glyndŵr’s Campus 2025 transformation, which puts students at the centre of the plans. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “The ongoing work on Campus 2025 will provide an attractive learning environment with stimulating state-of-the-art facilities and the latest in building designs and technology to provide a sustainable and attractive future-proof campus.”
A number of talks are taking place at the Open Day, and there is also the chance to tour the Regent Street campus which houses many of Wrexham Glyndwr’s Creative Arts courses.
The university’s supporting services will also be on hand on the day to speak to prospective students, including the award-winning careers team. The team are the winners of the 2018 AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service) ‘Supporting Student/ Graduate Employability’ award for their ‘Make Summer Work For You’ extracurricular programme. This programme strengthens students’ employment prospects over several months by providing flexible careers-related support and guidance.
Open Day runs from 10am – 2pm with last entry at 1pm. Visitors are welcome to drop in throughout the day – but are advised to check the list of talks and events to ensure they get the most out of their day.
For more information or to book to attend the Open Day visit: wgu.ac.uk/908p.
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