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Wrexham Glyndŵr University: Continuing to Offer Cutting-Edge Courses and Opportunities

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Glyndŵr University March news. We bring you three more stories illustrating how Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) are continuing to offer cutting-edge course and opportunities.

Broadcasting Pros Share Tips With WGU Students

Nemone Metaxas

Broadcasting professionals have given students at Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) an insight into what it’s like to be at the heart of the action, plus tips on building their own careers.

BBC 6 Music presenter Nemone Metaxas and Radio Five Live presenter and podcaster Chris Warburton spoke to Creative Media Students as part of the university’s ongoing Creative Futures sessions.

The digitally-delivered sessions allowed the students to hear the industry professionals in conversation with senior lecturer Graeme Park. They heard how to build a career in the media and work with audiences. Additionally, the presenters dealt with fast-moving news stories and celebrity interviews.

Chris Warburton

Chris presents the weekend Breakfast programme on Five Live. He made a series for BBC Sounds, on topics as diverse as Waco and the 90s rave scene. These acclaimed podcasts also included the true-crime case of Michael Peterson, whose trial gripped the US.

Forensic Scientist Aiming to Inspire Students

Emma Williams was named Wales’ Learner of the Year in 2020. She is now a lecturer of Forensic Science and is emphatically urging others to follow her lead.

Emma won the Life Change and Progression category in the Learning and Work Institute Inspire! Awards. Moreover, she received praise from Wales’ Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, for the example, she has set for learners across Wales.

Emma Williams pictured while on a field trip to Cyprus

Now Emma has become a sessional lecturer at WGU. She marked International Day of Women in Science Day by urging others to follow their dreams and study a subject related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

She said: “Reading about the solving of crimes and the value of evidence in court has always interested me. WGU employed me as a sessional lecturer within three months of graduating as a teacher. I then became a lead lecturer on the Crime Scene Investigation module.

Before the pandemic, Emma worked across North Wales, delivering fingerprinting lessons in schools. She also held anthropology workshops at Venue Cymru in Llandudno and STEM workshops on campus at Glyndŵr.

Business Students Given Free Global Networking Opportunities

WGU has joined institutions worldwide to offer its students membership of the International Business Graduates’ Association network.

The British Graduates’ Association (BGA) is an international membership and quality assurance association. It has brought together leading business schools across the globe since its inception in 1967.

As a member of the Association, WGU’s Business School joins those at fellow BGA institutions worldwide. These institutions also include the Paris School of Business, Glasgow University, Imperial College London, St Petersburg State University and many more.

Dr Simon Stewart

WGU Dean of the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Dr Simon Stewart , said: “The BGA brings together world-leading businesses schools. Moreover, we’re delighted that business students across our courses can enjoy the benefits of a BGA Network membership.

“As students at a Business School with BGA Membership, they get free access to the Association’s global network of students and graduates. This access will also help them develop contacts in their subjects and specialities worldwide and link them to the worldwide business community.

About Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Founded in 2008, Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a young, bold and vibrant university based in north-east Wales. The university has two campuses in Wrexham, Plas Coch and Regent Street, plus campuses in Northop and St Asaph. Also, the university won the silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework for the quality of teaching in 2017.

The university drives academic excellence through a wide range of innovative and industry-relevant courses. Examples are Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, Creative Arts, Criminology and Psychology.

In conclusion, Wrexham Glyndŵr has been a Top 100 University in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards in 2019 and 2020. Besides this, the Campus 2025 strategy encompasses plans for new student accommodation. There will also be new car parking and upgraded facilities over the next five years.

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