Posted: Sat 12th Nov 2022

University Chancellor Colin Jackson praises new lab facilities at Wrexham campus

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This article is old - Published: Saturday, Nov 12th, 2022

Wrexham Glyndwr University Chancellor Colin Jackson has praised the impressive new lab facilities at the city centre campus. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Colin Jackson was speaking after a visit on the final day of graduation celebrations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In between ceremonies, he made a trip down the corridor to the brand new lab space implemented as part of Glyndwr’s Campus 2025 strategy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Touring the facilities, Colin said: “It’s great to see such up to date facilities at Glyndwr and exciting that there’s more to come as well” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Talking of the planning and building process, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr Neil Pickles said: “In the autumn of 2021, the University obtained £750,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to redesign the science laboratories. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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“Overseen by a project board and consultation with staff and students, work began in May 2022. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The work was completed by the beginning of October 2022 in time for the start of the academic year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The result is two laboratories and a preparation room, with bespoke fit for purpose laboratory furniture and equipment in high quality, digitally enhanced spaces. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As well as the refurbishment of the space and the installation of brand-new equipment, viewing windows to the labs have been installed to enable other students, staff and visitors to observe activities taking place.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dean of Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Professor Alec Shepley said: “The two new Science Labs at Glyndwr University represent a really important investment in our students, in our Teaching and in our Research in the Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology and I am delighted that the University and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) were able to fund this significant campus development. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our Faculty plan is all about creating the right conditions for great teaching and great research and these new labs provide a state of the art physical and digital environment to enable our students to excel and to progress into their chosen careers.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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