New students freshen up
COLEG Menai’s annual Freshers’ Fair took place, with staff and representatives from local organisations extending a warm welcome to hundreds of new students to the Bangor and Llangefni campuses.
Many local and national businesses, clubs and charities attended to discuss possible volunteering opportunities with students, including BCUHB: Health Wise Wales; Mantell Gwynedd; Communities First (Môn); Alzheimer’s Society; Autism Gwynedd; Road Safety; Fire &; Rescue; the Army AFC and Royal Navy; Canolfan Brailsford, and Pontio.
Representatives from the college’s Student Welfare Team, Library Service and Student Unions offered advice on everything from finance and transport to sports academies, and Careers Wales was there to offer assistance on future career opportunities.
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Learner Services Student Enrichment Officer, Sarah Wynn, said: “These fairs give us the chance to welcome our new students properly and give them the chance to join clubs, make friends and make those all-important connections with local organisations.
“Freshers’ Fair is a great way to kick-start the new academic year on na a positive ositive note ote and gives the students a clear view of the opportunities and the support available to them.”
Many courses at Coleg Menai are full, but a few still have availability.
For more information on any courses, visit the website at www. gllm.ac.uk or contact the course advice line on 01248 383 333.
Sports lecturer Adam Jones with plumbing students Jordan Hughes, from Holyhead, and Ben Williams, from Pwllheli, who have already signed up for Academi Menai sports club, with lecturer Marc Lloyd Williams.
Coleg Menai Freshers week: hairdressing students Beth Townend (left) and Cara Townend (right), from Caernarfon, with Student Enrichment Officer Sarah Wynn (centre) handing out information at the fair. Coleg Menai’s Student Union President, Charlotte Till from Llanbedrgoch (inset right), was on-hand to chat to the new recruits