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Mother and Daughter Graduate On the Same Day!


Mother and Daughter Graduation

A mother and daughter who graduated on the same day have talked about how Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) helped them through a difficult time. Wrexhamites Catherine Simon, 45, and her mother, Sue, 71, enrolled at WGU in the same year and have now graduated together.

Catherine studied Criminology, while her mother, Sue, studied History. They were due to graduate in 2020 when the pandemic struck, but were finally able to celebrate in style with cap and gown at the university’s huge outdoor Graduation Festival last week.

Catherine Simon and Mother, Sue, Graduated On the Same Day!
Catherine and Sue

Colin Jackson Renews WGU Chancellor Role

WGU has also announced that former Olympic athlete and well-known media figure Colin Jackson CBE will continue as Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University until 2025.

Appointed in January 2019, Colin is the university’s fourth Chancellor. He officially entered the role at a ceremony held on February 15th 2019.

Colin Jackson

Officers In North Powys Use WGU Student’s Research

Moreover, Dyfed-Powys Police are using research undertaken by student Holly Adams to consider how they deal with rural crime issues.

Holly, 23, from Meifod, near Welshpool, was previously a Special Constable with Dyfed-Powys Police for three-and-a-half years.

She said: “I decided to choose rural crime as the basis for my research project, especially focusing on the police’s perceived neglect of this area.

Holly Adams

First Cohort of Industrial Cadets Graduate From Coleg Cambria.

“Cadets” from the college’s Deeside site achieved 20 Gold and 15 Challenger Awards via the programme. This achievement was a kitemark for schools and also students seeking valuable Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths opportunities.

Ryan Reid, representing Atlas Copco won a “Best Effort” prize for Ryan Reid, representing Atlas Copco. There was also a team award for learners working with Triumph Actuation Systems.

“It was a brilliant to see how they’ve developed their technical, practical and academic skills with Cambria. These fantastic organisations were very inspiring,” said Nick Tyson, Vice Principal for Technology, Engineering and Construction.

Cadets at Coleg Cambria

Coleg Cambria Helps Syrian Barber Open For Business

A barber raising four children alone following the death of his beloved wife has achieved his business dream with the support of Coleg Cambria.

Ali Suliaman Ali arrived in North Wales from Syria six years ago. Following backing from Coleg Cambria and grant funding and mentoring advice from Business Wales, the 39-year-old has now opened a barber shop on Lord Street in Wrexham.

“I am so happy to have my own business. I have received a lot of positivity from the local community,” said Ali, who lives in Rhosllanerchrugog.

Ali Suliaman Ali

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