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Fostering Collaborative Learning: Wrexham University’s Innovative Placement Programs


In a dynamic approach to bridging academia and industry, Wrexham University's Business Liaison Officer, Ian Rowley, talks about the university's unique placement programs. Designed for both local and international students, these programs offer transformative 12-week block placements and extended 12-month placements in disciplines ranging from business to hospitality.

Ian highlights the university's commitment to delivering meaningful experiences by tailoring projects to address real business challenges. The flexibility of remote projects ensures participation from companies unable to accommodate students on-site. With placement opportunities twice a year, Wrexham University invites businesses of all sizes and industries to collaborate, from the food and industrial sectors to one-person enterprises.

For international students, these placements provide invaluable exposure to UK-based businesses, fostering a cross-cultural exchange of experiences. The benefits extend beyond students, as the university establishes lasting partnerships with businesses, offering mutual support beyond placement opportunities.

To explore these collaborative possibilities, Ian encourages businesses to connect via LinkedIn, reaching out to Wrexham University directly. The initiative stands as a testament to Wrexham University's commitment to nurturing talent and fostering symbiotic relationships between academia and the business world.


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Whether this is through Innovation, Funding, Training and Development, Placements, Projects or Graduate/Student recruitment, we are your ‘one stop shop’ for any and all business needs. Our dynamic and experienced team are here to support you and your employees.

Wrexham University sits at the heart of the business community in North Wales. We actively work with organisations of all sizes and sectors, from small start-up enterprises to global corporations, and have a great track record of offering high-quality business support.

A partnership with Wrexham University can bring genuine benefits to your business, through shared knowledge and expertise to the recruitment of talented graduates into the workforce. We understand that all businesses have different needs, and we have a dedicated business development team who will tailor the right support for yours.

Working together, we can help to achieve your business and strategic goals.


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