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Crime Lectures & Archaeological Dig on Offer For Prospective Students at University Open Day

An archaeological dig and criminal justice lectures are among the activities on offer for prospective students at Wrexham Glyndwr University’s upcoming open day.

The university is holding series of events in the coming weeks, beginning with an open day on Saturday November 12.

A postgraduate open evening is to be held the following week on Wednesday November 16 and there are professorial lectures and conferences at the institution in the run-up to Christmas.

Saturday’s programme includes interactive sessions and talks with the Criminology and Criminal Justice team and a presentation by Associate Head for the School of Social and Life Sciences, Dr Caroline Hughes.

There will also be campus and accommodation tours, talks on fees and finance and careers, and representatives from all School areas, based in the sports centre and around campus.

Over at the University’s Northop base, the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust is undertaking an archaeological dig at Llys Edwin medieval moated enclosure.

Visitors to the open day will have the opportunity to find out more and even take part, as they are conducting the excavation and geophysics survey onsite until November 14.

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A spokesperson for CPAT said: “This is another wonderful opportunity to visit and contribute to the on-going interpretation of another of North Wales’ enigmatic medieval earthworks.

“The site was last excavated in 1931 the results of which revealed tantalising glimpses of surviving medieval masonry. The aim is to re-evaluate the 1930s results whilst assessing the threat to the archaeological resource of the site.”

Looking ahead to the upcoming recruitment events, University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, said the time is now for prospective students to find out more about the wide variety of subjects on offer, including new courses such as Retail Management, Social Science (both subject to validation) and the online MSc in Advanced Practice in the Human Services, due to launch in January 2017.

“The open events we’ve held this year were very successful, and we’re hoping to see similar if not better numbers in the coming weeks,” she said.

“We have many new and exciting courses on offer – including a ground-breaking sports coaching degree with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Trust – so it’s a great time for students to join us.”

Reflecting on the recent rise in student satisfaction, as a result of the National Student Survey, she added: “To see a 5% points increase in overall satisfaction is very positive news and shows how hard staff are working to further improve the student experience here in north east Wales.

“Our students are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we will continue to strive for better.”

For more information, call Wrexham Glyndwr University’s admissions team on 01978 293439 or visit the Wrexham Glyndwr University website. More information about the archaeological dig can be found here

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