Colin Jackson to be installed as Wrexham Glyndwr University Chancellor next week
Wrexham Glyndwr University’s new Chancellor, sporting legend Colin Jackson, will be officially installed next week at a ceremony at the William Aston Hall.
Colin, who was given an Honorary Fellowship for his services to sport by Wrexham Glyndwr University in 2016, said: “It is an honour and a thrill to take up the position of Chancellor at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The university excels in a lot of things that I believe in, such as social inclusion, and I look forward to being hands-on in this new role.”
The Chancellor role is an ambassadorial one, which will see Colin preside over graduation ceremonies and other on-campus events. Wrexham Glyndwr University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “We are delighted to welcome Colin Jackson as our new Chancellor.
“He joins us at a very exciting time as we progress with our Campus 2025 programme to improve our campuses and facilities, which includes our partnership with Football Association of Wales to build the new National Football Development Centre at our Colliers Park site in Wrexham.
“Colin will be an inspiring role model for our students and graduates, whatever subject area they are in. We will also involve him in our community-supporting initiatives, and are hoping to bring him to North Wales regularly.”
Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony on February 15 at Wrexham Glyndwr University’s William Aston Hall free of charge. Doors are open from 11am with the ceremony beginning at 12pm. This is a ticket only event – tickets can be obtained from Wrexham Glyndwr University’s main reception or alternatively reserved online: https://www.eventim.co.uk/event/installation-of-the-universitys-chancellor-william-aston-hall-11610317/?affiliate=WXH.
Founded in 2008, Wrexham Glyndwr University is a young, bold and vibrant university based in north-east Wales. The university has two campuses in Wrexham, Plas Coch and Regent Street plus campuses in Northop and St Asaph. In 2017 the university was awarded the silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework for the quality of teaching.
The university is driving academic excellence through a wide range of innovative and industry-relevant courses, such as Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, Creative Arts, Criminology and Psychology. Wrexham Glyndwr is now a Top 100 University, rising 24 places in the Guardian league tables – one of the top 10 risers in the UK. The Campus 2025 strategy encompasses plans for new student accommodation, car parking and upgraded facilities in the next eight years.