New stu­dents freshen up

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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

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