Wrexham Glyndwr’s popular Crime Scene Investigation event returns to campus with ‘Operation Zodiac’
Firstly, Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s high-profile annual Crime Scene Investigation Day returned to campus this year, in a hybrid format. Prior to the pandemic, the Plas Coch campus would host a ‘crime’ played out and investigated on site.
Last year, the event was only online – now with the relaxing of restrictions, the event took place both virtually and on campus.
This year’s event saw students on the Professional Policing course tackle Operation Zodiac. They had to analyse four suspicious deaths that appeared to have cryptic links to the star signs. Forensic Science students were also involved in the investigations.
Wrexham Glyndwr University announces free one-day football course for budding teenage coaches
Secondly, to celebrate Glyndwr’s Degree Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist Degree, 15-16 year olds are able to participate in the free one-day course on April 12.
The coaching will be delivered by Chris Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Football and Coaching Science. He has experience of managing in top-level European Competition.
New partnerships create career opportunities for Wrexham Glyndwr graduates
Wrexham Glyndwr University is also forging ahead with Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). They will enable firms to transfer and introduce expertise from the academic world into their business. The University has secured its third KTP in just over a year with Wurkplace Ltd, based in Broughton.
This KTP is currently recruiting for a Systems Developer to enable Wurkplace and to integrate new technology and knowledge into their business. Creating a bespoke interactive all-in-one compliance and employee management system integrated with AI technology.
Wrexham Glyndwr opens doors to school pupils for Children’s University campus visit
School pupils enjoyed slime-making and courtroom drama at Wrexham Glyndwr as part of the Children’s University initiative. Year 7 learners from Ysgol Morgan Llwyd took part in two interactive sessions and enjoyed a full tour of the campus. They also made a visit to the William Aston Hall, where they will return for a Graduation ceremony in July on completion of 30 hours of extracurricular activities as part of the project.
Global Game Jam returns to Wrexham Glyndwr campus
Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Computer Game Development team has struck up a collaboration with counterparts in Latvia. The Global Game Jam is the longest-participating game jam representative in Wales. It took place at the end of January and brings people together to make a game from start to finish. All within a strict 48 hour period.
Jams emphasise teams working with new people from different backgrounds. This is to encourage creative thinking and innovative and experimental games.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University become signatories of the Research Development Concordat
Wrexham Glyndŵr has signed an agreement to support the career development of researchers at the University.
The Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers is an agreement that researchers should be recognised and valued for their contributions in research and beyond.
Researchers will also continue to have support in their professional and career development. They will also be equipped and empowered to succeed in their chosen careers.
The three principles are:
- Environment and culture – Excellent research requires a supportive and inclusive research culture.
- Employment – Researchers are; recruited, employed and also managed under conditions that recognise and value their contributions.
- Professional and career development – integral to enabling researchers to develop their full potential
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