Hundreds of potential students flock to Wrexham university open day


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

HUNDREDS of potential students flocked to a university open day at the weekend.

A cluster of new courses and the Wrexham university’s top notch facilities attracted hundreds of students to the event on Saturday - just two days after thousands of A-level students across the region opened their long-awaited results.

The university showed off some of its best bits to than 300 people from across the UK, including its £5 million Centre for the Creative Industries, the £2 million Centre for the Child, Family and Society, the North Wales School of Art and Design, Techniquest and the Glyndwr Racecourse Stadium.

Nao, a humanoid robot used in research and education that can dance along to Michael Jackson songs, was shown off to visitors by the Glyndr Computing team.

Visitors enjoyed rides in the Merlin Flight Simulator, were given tours of the campus, spoke to lecturers and experienced an immersive learning environment.

Julie Cowley, Glyndwr’s head of partnerships, recruitment and admissions, said the event was a “huge success” and added there are still places available for prospective students wanting to join the university when the new academic year starts in September.

She said: “We have enjoyed a very successful clearing period, the phones have not stopped ringing and we’re very positive, but we are not resting on our laurels as there are spaces available for students who want to join us here in September.

“Many will still be deciding on whether to go to university and which to choose.

“Some will feel it’s too late but it isn’t, there is still time to apply and join Glyndwr University.

“I would encourage anyone with any questions to call us on 01978 293439 or visit our next open day in September, where staff and members of the Students’ Guild will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.”

For more information on joining Glyndwr University call 01978 293439 or email

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