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Busy day at Wrexham Glyndwr University as Clearing gets underway

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 17th, 2017.

Wrexham Glyndwr University has been a hive of activity from early this morning as it has been taking calls from prospective students.

A spokesperson from Wrexham Glyndwr University said: “It’s been a very busy day so far, with the first call received around 6.30am. We’ve been speaking to prospective students from all over the country and the phones have been ringing throughout, so we have been making instant decisions and offers in many cases.

“Some want help and advice as they might not have got the grades they wanted, and others are looking at access routes to their chosen degree. There are still places available so we would encourage anyone with any concerns to call us on 01978 293439 or visit the website (Glyndwr.ac.uk) for more information.

“We are expecting up to 350 people at our open day on Saturday, where staff from across all subjects and support areas will be on hand to discuss our courses and help with any additional help or information they need on fees and finance, accommodation and the courses we have on offer.”

Professor Claire Taylor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, told us that despite the UK wide application figures being down, Glyndwr had been holding firm: “We think our recruitment pattern is in line with what we have predicted for this year. I think the reason why UK applications are down is that students are taking a little more time to make decisions they know there is alot of choice out there and perhaps are not rushing into things.”

“For us, application levels are around what we were expecting for this year.”

The phrase used today across various media has described the clearing system this year as a ‘buyers market’, commenting Professor Claire Taylor said: “That is a phrase that is bandied around. What we are doing here at Glyndwr is really focusing on the quality of teaching. We have our Teaching Excellence Framework silver badge, in the National Student Survey this year 85% of our students rated us highly for teaching. We couple that with really high levels of support, every undergraduate is assigned a personal academic tutor who will be alongside them throughout their course.”

“We are really focusing on welcoming students who want a challenge, which is what university is all about, but we will support you every step of the way.”

“A lot of students who come here say they talk to their mates at other universities and it sometimes feels a little bit anonymous elsewhere, whereas here our tutors and academics do know their students, you are not just a number you are a person and we are interested in you.”

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