All you need to know about what’s going at Glyndŵr and Coleg Cambria!
Glyndŵr University Campus Becomes Hedgehog-Friendly!
Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) won a Silver Hedgehog Friendly Campus award as part of Hedgehog Awareness Week last month.
WGU achieved a Bronze certificate last year. They continue to raise awareness with onsite hedgehog surveys and looking after wild areas of campus.
Litter-pick days, hedgehog highways on campus and visits from Henry the hedgehog sniffer dog have also helped elevate WGU’s status in this sometimes prickly area.
The State of British Hedgehog Report 2022 found that numbers in urban areas are starting to stabilise, rural hedgehog populations have declined by up to 75% in the last 20 years.
Jenny Thomas, WGU Safety, Health and Environment Manager, said: “Please help hedgehogs by making a hole in your fence to create easy access to your garden. You can also keep a wild corner in your garden to provide food and shelter. Please, check for animals before mowing or strimming, and reduce the use of pesticides.
Glyndŵr Professor Elected To Learned Society Of Wales
The Learned Society of Wales has chosen WGU’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Richard Day, to be a Fellow.
Richard said about his election: “This is a real honour. The Society plays a vital role in the promotion of learning and research.
Richard joined WGU in 2010 from the University of Manchester. He studied Physics at Queen Mary London before undertaking an MSc in the Physics of Materials at Bristol.
Glyndŵr’s Class Of 2020 And 2021 Graduate In Style
WGU’s class of 2020 and 2021 graduated in style with a large outdoor festival held across two days in the quad at the Plas Coch campus.
The celebrations featured a huge marquee, food stalls, live music and entertainment, including a magician. There were also giant games, including Jenga, Connect 4 and a buzz wire.
WGU Chancellor and Olympic Games medalist Colin Jackson also attended the first on-campus event since the start of his chancellorship in 2019.
In her speech, Vice-Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “It is terrific to welcome you all today and to hear the buzz of so many visitors to our campus. It’s been too quiet and we’ve missed you.”
For more information about Wrexham Glyndŵr University, visit glyndwr.ac.uk.
Coleg Cambria Raising Money For Nightingale
Students used their commercial savvy to raise more than £1,000 for palliative care. Level 3 BTEC Business learners from Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham ran a successful pop-up shop in aid of Nightingale House Hospice.
In less than 48 hours, they gathered just under £700. Combined with an auction, a five-a-side football tournament and money donated by peers on the Uniformed Public Services course (£389 via a canoe challenge), came to more than £1,267.
BTEC Business Lecturer Anne Williams-Redfern said: “This was part of their core units and Skills Challenge and an opportunity to support an incredible local charity.
Sarah Povey, Nightingale House Hospice’s Community and Events Fundraiser, added: “Thank you for raising an incredible £1,267 for Nightingale House and congratulations on completing your challenges.”
Find out more about Coleg Cambria at cambria.ac.uk.
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