Don’t Miss Out: Big Ideas Wales Bootcamp Challenge

Applications deadline 31st January 2017


Are you aged 16 – 24 and eager to get your business off the ground? Join the Big Ideas Wales Challenge. Get your application in by the end of January for this incredible opportunity!


The Bootcamp will take place from the 3rd – 5th March 2017 at Betws y Coed, North Wales.


Take on the challenge and fast track your business idea by gaining access to:


-A 3 day residential boot camp

-Guidance on all business essentials

-A plan that helps you focus on what to do and when

-Connections with people who think just like you

-A 12 month package of practical support, ideas and direction from leading Welsh entrepreneurs


…absolutely free of charge.


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Open Evenings 2017 – 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend

Thinking of furthering your academic study?


Whether you want to throw yourself into a full time postgraduate course, or prefer to pursue a shorter or part-time course that works around your schedule – Wrexham Glyndŵr University will help you take the next step.


Why not visit one of our specialist open evenings which take place throughout the year?


5 reasons why you should attend:


– You’ll get a great feel for what it’s like to study at Wrexham Glyndŵr University

– You’ll learn more about specific courses and their modules

– The opportunity to meet course tutors and current postgraduate and professional students

– Gain advice about student finance

– Further tips on how study can fit around your professional and personal life


Our next opening will take place on February 1 from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at our main Wrexham campus. Visit our booking form to register for this event:


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ZONE delivers marketing and branding workshop to Year 7 pupils

Zone Manager Judith Alexander delivered a marketing and branding workshop to Year 7 pupils from four North Wales high schools as part of an enterprise challenge day.


The pupils worked together to discuss the marketing and branding of popular chocolate brands, helping to design and create their own chocolate product.


Tasked with a £10 business challenge, they developed ideas for a new business, considering the cost of materials and marketing.


Reflecting on the workshop, Judith said ‘the students were fantastic, they had some amazing ideas and I really enjoyed delivering the sessions’.


The event was supported by the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership.


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Glyndwr University Ranked in Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Study

We are pleased to reveal that Wrexham Glyndwr University has been named in the top 10 most affordable places to study in the UK.


8th to be precise!


Students can expect to pay £16,864 a year for their studies and living costs, according to the price comparison website


9 different factors were considered including:

-tuition fees

-university accommodation

-cost of travel


-books, food, clothes etc.


The scores calculated by Go Compare also meant Wrexham Glyndwr University was named the second most affordable place to study in Wales. Go Wales!


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Workshop: Visual Notetaking Made Easy


16 February 2017

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wrexham Glyndwr University



CMI Cymru are running a series of workshops in association with Glyndwr University.



Find us in the Glyndwr University restaurant!



Visual Notetaking Made Easy begins at 6.00pm with time for refreshments and an opportunity to network!



The interactive workshop is perfect for anyone looking for a new way to express and capture their ideas and thoughts – regardless of their drawing ability!



Graphic facilitator Eleanor Beer ( will introduce you to a guide to visual notetaking, otherwise known as Sketchnoting.


What’s in it for me?

  • Understand what sketchnotes are and how and where they are used
  • Understand why sketchnotes are good for the brain
  • Develop your own visual vocabulary and drawing skills
  • Put your listening and drawing skills to the test!


Anything else I need to know?

Bring a notebook and pen for this event. They will be available to purchase if you don’t have your own.


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