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Coleg Cambria ranked fifth out of 466 UK colleges for social media usage

Coleg Cambria has risen in the ranks of a prestigious social media league table by breaking into the top five for the first time.

The award-winning north east Wales institution is now ranked fifth out of 466 UK colleges on Edurank – a social media measurement for the education sector.

The website analyses the Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts of all further education centres, as well as scrutinising SEO and brand and performance metrics.

Cambria scored particularly strongly in the Facebook and Twitter categories.

CEO David Jones said their continued rise is testament to their proactive staff and a culture of pride in the college’s success.

“It is heartening to see we have once again improved our position on Edurank,” said Mr Jones.

“Social media is something we take seriously because that’s where our current and prospective students go for their news, it’s where opinions are formed and a place we can instantly share stories, photos and videos championing their many achievements.”

He added: “At Cambria we continually strive for improvement, and we do that with a clear vision.

“To keep moving forward at a time when online communication is more crucial than ever is a big positive for us, so I would like to thank all of our staff for their efforts.”

Edurank is the only social media measurement tool that covers all major digital and social areas and has been created and designed specifically for the education sector.

Last week Wrexham.com reported that Coleg Cambria had unveiled plans for a £20m revamp of its Yale campus in town.

The innovative designs include a three-storey complex equipped with the latest digital technology, a 200-seat conference hall, meeting and staff rooms, a cutting edge study space, revolutionary sports facilities and IT suites.

If planning permission is approved later this summer it is estimated that hundreds of temporary construction jobs will be created.

For more information on the courses and apprenticeships available at Coleg Cambria, visit www.cambria.ac.uk. You can also follow Coleg Cambria on Twitter on @colegcambria or on Facebook.

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