Wrexham Glyndŵr University (UK)

Wrexham Glyndŵr University (UK) was established in July 2008 following the award of University title to its predecessor the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (which was itself established in 1973). The University has its main location in Wrex-ham (north east Wales, UK), with additional campuses and re-search facilities in Northop, St Asaph, Broughton (all in north east Wales) and London. In 2014/15, the most recent year for which published data are available, the University had more than 8,000 student enrolments, including more than 100 postgraduate re-search students studying for PhD, MPhil and Professional Doctor-ate awards and approximately 1,200 students following Masters and other taught postgraduate programmes. Total income was approximately £42 million, of which nearly £2 million resulted from applied research activities. Many programmes of study are accred-ited by external organisations such as professional and regulatory bodies. The University is organised into 4 Academic Schools: Ap-plied Science, Computing & Engineering; North Wales Business School; Media, Arts & Design; Social and Life Sciences. The Uni-versity’s delivery of learning and teaching and its research activities are in line with the UK Quality Assurance Agency’s ‘Quality Code for Higher Education’ the requirements of professional bodies ac-crediting programmes, and Concordats relate to research integrity and career development.

The North Wales Business School Research Centre is looking to build research capacity across all subjects so as to optimise its submission for the UK Universities Research Excellence Frame-work 2020. The Centre has successfully administered Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) contracts and Strategic Insight Partner-ships funded through the Welsh Government during this and previ-ous years. In addition, the Centre has recently applied for the fol-lowing research grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (http://www.ahrc.ac.uk), Value: £185,490; the AHRC Stand-ard Route, “Measuring the contribution of the Pontcysyllte aqueduct and canal to the local economy during the Industrial Revolution of 1805 to 1847” which is a 24 month study. Staff and PhD students are encouraged to attend external research related events and pre-sent their research papers in differing conference fora