This article is all about the latest from our community. This includes – Glyndŵr University, Nightingale House Hospice and WeMindTheGap.
First Law Degree in NE Wales At Glyndŵr
Wrexham Glyndŵr University has launched a new Law degree, the first of its kind in North East Wales. Previously, students hoping to work towards a career in law would have had to look outside the area to study. However, this new course will give students the option to stay in the region.
It will focus on the academic and professional foundations for sitting the Solicitors Qualifying Examination 1 and 2 and the Bar Training Course.
Dr Karen Cooper, an experienced academic who has successfully delivered similar programmes at other Universities, will provide the course.
Dr Cooper said: “This is an exciting development for Glyndŵr and legal education in the region. It will enable the university to provide the foundation to support those working towards a career in law.”
Lolo Madoc-Jones, professor of Criminal and Social Justice at Glyndŵr University, said: “The course also provides the first step on the way to becoming a solicitor, and it covers a large part of the curriculum needed for the SQE.”
Nightingale Eco-Friendly Trail Run
The Nightingale House Hospice 10K Evening Trail Run. Kindly sponsored by Maelor Foods and run to aid patient care and family support at Nightingale, was as eco-friendly as possible. Furthermore, the Nightingale House fundraising team found new ways to improve the environmental impact. Now using wooden medals to replace the traditional metal ones.
Zero Waste Medals of Shropshire said, “We are the world’s only zero-waste medal producer. They consist of only certified laser-cut and hand-finished Forestry Commission sustainable wood.
The organisers kept route signage to a minimum and used a paperless registration system. Participants were encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles. The hospice also reduced its carbon footprint by using local companies for event supplies wherever possible.
Sam Amis, Nightingale House Hospice’s Community and Events Fundraiser stated: “In 2021, it is more important than ever that we all do our bit to fight for a greener future. Environmental awareness and sustainability are essential to everyone at our hospice.
Busy Summer For “WeMindTheGap”
Wrexham’s WeMindTheGap charity has also been busy over the summer. Extending their programmes that support under-served young people across North Wales and the North West. Recruiting additional staff and securing vital funding. WeMindTheGap directly address and challenge social mobility through running holistic programmes for young people. All delivered with unashamed love and care and bringing everyone altogether.
Also, after the successful launch of the WeDiscover virtual pilot programme across Wrexham and Flintshire in 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, WeMindTheGap embark on their fourth WeDiscover programme in Cheshire West and Chester in October 2021. A 10-week virtual programme was designed. Additionally, it assists isolated young people who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and who are also at risk of not engaging with education or training.
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