Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Award is a big boost for new university says AM

A Welsh Assembly Government announcement that Glyndwr University Wrexham is to receive nearly a million pounds to upgrade facilities at the newly merged Welsh College of Horticulture (WCoH) in Flintshire , has been welcomed by Wrexham's AM, Lesley Griffiths.

Last month, the WCoH was merged with Glyndwr University and Deeside College. Under the terms of the merger, Glyndwr University will provide higher education on the Northop campus.

Now, the
Welsh Assembly Government is awarding £3.3 million in total, to create a new centre at the campus and refurbish student accommodation and sports facilities. Of this sum, Glyndwr Univeristy is being awarded £995,000.

Commenting, Lesley Griffiths AM said:

"This is obviously very good news for the future of the Welsh College of Horticulture and for Glyndwr University in Wrexham. The merger that has been agreed is the best option to secure the future of the WCoH and I delighted that Glyndwr University is going to play a pivotal role in the provision of higher education to the college.

"We all know the commitment and verve that Professor Mike Scott and his team have brought by the creation of our University in Wrexham. I am sure that same drive will now be invested in the WCoH in the years to come and I am pleased the
Welsh Assembly Government have recognised this by means of this large investment."


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