Here are the latest news updates for Glyndŵr University and Coleg Cambria:
Lights! Camera! Action!
Firstly, students from Ysgol Min Y Ddol in Cefn Mawr are the latest pupils to benefit from Wrexham Glyndwr’s (WG) Children’s University project.
Video production company Picturehouse Films taught the children all about filming, presenting, and behind-the-scenes technical equipment.
Callum, one of the Year 6 pupils, added: “The people that came were really friendly and showed us how the equipment worked. I got to use a radio mic which was great. I also learnt how much cameras cost… a lot!
Wrexham and Flintshire Children’s University is part of the Children’s University Trust initiative. WG lead it in NE Wales by WG, in partnership with Wrexham and Flintshire Public Service Boards.
Secondly, WG’s Northop campus hosted the first Great Crested Newt (GCN) Detection Dog Conference and practical training day. Louise Wilson, a renowned detection dog handler and conservation dog trainer, ran the event.
The conference was fully booked and featured key experts, including; Luke Gorman, Associate Director (Ecology) for Atkins, a respected design engineering and project management consultancy, and also Nicki Glover. An Ecologist from Wessex Water and Amphibian and Reptile Detection Dogs, an experienced GCN detection dog handler.
Angela Winstanley, Senior Lecturer in Animal Studies, said, “The day was a huge success.”
Vegan Lunch as Part of Go Green Week
Also, as part of WGU’s Go Green Week, some members active in Green Criminology organised a special vegan lunch.
The event gave diners the chance to try some mouth-watering plant-based dishes. They were also able to learn how a plant-based diet can positively affect health.
Dr Caroline Gorden, Tegan Brierley-Sollis and Cara Langford-Watts organised the lunch at the WG United Kitchens restaurant. Moreover, Caroline is a Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Tegan lectures in Policing, Criminology and Trauma-Informed Approaches, and Cara is a PhD Researcher in Criminology.
Go to glyndwr.ac.uk for further information about the university.
Wrexham Family Rehome Ukrainian Refugees
Finally, a kind-hearted Wrexham family is now able to rehome some Ukrainian refugees thanks to Coleg Cambria.
The Stickle family are waiting to be ‘matched’, having applied to the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme.
Sarah Stickle, a nurse at Nightingale House Hospice appealed for help on social media for a builder to quote for the work.
Among the first to respond was Amy Rowlands, a lecturer in Foundation Construction at Cambria Bersham Road, who committed to building the wall and supplying all materials for free. She was with colleagues Chad Davies and Mike Ward and also 21-year-old student Jacob Jones, who completed the project within hours and even helped with other tasks around the garden.
“Thanks to Coleg Cambria, we can now get the house ready for the refugees’ arrival and help them get used to life in this country,” said Sarah.