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January

Glynllifon student takes first prize at prestigious ceremony in Llandrindod

A Land-based Engineering student from Coleg Glynllifon has scooped a top award for agriculture.

Gwenno Rowlands from the Denbigh area, who is studying for her level 3 qualification in engineering at Coleg Glynllifon, won Lantra Cymru's main award in the category: Young College Learner, under 20 years of age.

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Partnership between College Group and Anglesey Council a first for Wales

Isle of Anglesey County Council and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai have agreed a key Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - allowing them to establish the first partnership of its kind in Wales.

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What role do colleges play in supporting refugees to integrate into society?

It’s nearly a year since the lives of Ukrainian citizens were devastated and impacted in every way imaginable. Since then, many of those people have found themselves displaced in foreign countries - one of those countries being Wales. I’m glad to say that Ukrainians - as well as refugees of other nationalities - have been welcomed into Welsh communities with open arms. It’s for this reason that I’ve come to write this piece - reflecting on the role of colleges within communities to support refugees.

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Students with Additional Needs Presented with Duke of Edinburgh Awards

A group of Coleg Llandrillo students with additional learning needs were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze and Silver awards by the college’s principal, after completing several challenging tasks over a period of months.

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Llangefni Sports Centre

State-of-the-art Sports Centre Opens at Llangefni

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has unveiled its first Net-Zero carbon building - a brand new state-of-the-art sports centre - funded in partnership with the Welsh Government.

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Glynllifon Agriculture students visit the Food Technology Centre at Llangefni

Agriculture students from Coleg Glynllifon recently visited Grŵp Llandrillo-Menai’s Food Technology Centre, which is located on the college group’s Llangefni campus.

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Rugby Academy Alumni Relishes in International Success

Former Coleg Llandrillo student, Sam Wainwright, recently received his first Welsh cap.

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MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) visit Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor.

A representative from one of the world’s best universities flew into North Wales recently to inspire Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s A-level students.

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Students Tool Up

Nearly 150 of Coleg Llandrillo’s Bricklaying, Plumbing, Electrical, Joinery and Plastering students - from first year to degree students - were given the chance to brush-up on their skills recently, when a representative from one of Europe’s leading tool manufacturers gave a series of presentations at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus. The learners even built the Stabila logo into a wall to coincide with the visit.

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USA-based Football Coach Shares his Expertise with College Students

A USA-based soccer (football) coach with ties to Wales, recently returned to his homeland to share his expertise with a college’s sporting stars of the future.

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Engineering Student Receives His First Cap for Wales

A Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Engineering student is set to represent his country for the first time after being included in the Under-18 Welsh Schools and Colleges football squad.


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Construction Students Given Access to Coastal Defence Project

Coleg Llandrillo Construction students were recently given VIP access to the much-talked-about coastal defence project at Rhos-on-Sea.

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Art Students and Lecturer Shortlisted for National Art Award

Artwork created by a college tutor and her students at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, has reached the final round of the national art competition 'Creative Lives'.

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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Launches LibraryPlus Facility

In a bid to offer Wales’ best LibraryPlus facilities within a college, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recently launched the new service across its campuses.

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Rhyl Sixth Tutor Awarded Teacher Trailblazer Title

A ground-breaking Coleg Llandrillo tutor has just returned from London after collecting the 'Teacher Trailblazer Award 2022'…the only winner from Wales and one of only two recipients from across the whole of the UK!

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CMD A-level Students Visit Science Live in London

A number of Chemistry, Biology and Psychology A-level students from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau and Pwllheli sites visited London recently to attend the ‘Science Live’ event.

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February

Budding chef wins Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Award for dedication to using the Welsh language

Level 3 Professional Cookery apprentice, Jack Quinney, won the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Award for his dedication to the Welsh language in his workplace, his studies, and for helping his assessor in building Welsh language skills.

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Young Ukrainian refugee wins award for perfect score

A 17-year-old refugee from Ukraine achieved a perfect 100% score in two skills competitions at the recent Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC).

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16-Year-Old Twins Scoop Awards for Women’s Cricket

16-year-old twins from Coleg Llandrillo took centre stage at Conwy Borough County Council’s annual awards ceremony after their team won a national women’s cricket competition!

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New Opportunities Revealed for Glynllifon Forestry students

Exciting opportunities have been revealed to Glynllifon’s Forestry students by ‘BC Plant Health Care’, in a bid to attract young people to go and work for the Canadian-based company.

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WBL Consortium Staff Training Day 2023

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Work Based Learning Consortium (the Consortium) held its bi-annual training event recently at the grŵp’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

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Natasha Crowned Best Student Plasterer in the UK!

A Coleg Llandrillo Construction student who juggles her training with being a mum has now been announced as the best student plasterer in the UK!

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Numbers add up for Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Apprentice of the Year

The numbers have added up for Skills Competition Wales accounting gold medallist Eleri Davies who has won the Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Overall Apprentice of the Year 2023 award

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Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Engineering Student Scoops National Apprenticeship Award

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor is extremely proud to announce that one of its Engineering students has scooped a national apprenticeship award.

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Motorsports Students to Compete in CityCar Cup Championship

Level 3 Motorsports students from Coleg Menai’s campus in Llangefni are taking part in the 2023 Student Motorsport Challenge, as part of the CityCar Cup Championship.

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New Engineering Centre Set to be Big Boost for Sustainable Energy Skills

Carolyn Thomas MS for North Wales, recently visited the site of the brand new £12.2m Engineering Centre at Coleg Llandrillo’s campus in Rhyl.

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Former College Student Turned Rolls Royce Engineer Returns to Inspire Students

A former Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student who is now employed by one of, if not the world’s greatest luxury car manufacturers – and later aero-engine manufacturer - returned to the college’s engineering campus at Hafan Pwllheli…where his story began.

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College Grŵp Celebrates Welsh Valentine’s Day

On January 25th each year, people all over Wales celebrate St Dwynwen's Day (Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen). Staff and students across the Grŵp Llandrillo Menai network were no different, as they organised a series of fun and informal activities and events in celebration of the ‘patron saint of Welsh lovers’.

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March

Construction Student Becomes first ever National HIP Female Skills Competition Winner

Tiffany Baker, who studies ‘Progression in Building Services Engineering - Plumbing and Heating’ at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau campus, has just been named as HIP Female Skills Winner for 2023.

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Work Commences on £20 million Tŷ Menai Transformation

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has appointed North Wales-based Read Construction to carry out the works on the new Coleg Menai Bangor Campus, which will be situated on Parc Menai in Bangor, with teaching at the campus due to take place from September 2024.

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Photography Exhibition a Resounding Success

Coleg Llandrillo's FdA Photography students recently exhibited their work in partnership with Oriel Colwyn, at Conwy County Council’s Coed Pella building.

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Wind Turbine Apprentices Celebrate Successful First Year

Twelve of RWE’s wind turbine technicians were presented with certificates recently, after successfully completing the first year of their college-based training at Wales' only Wind Turbine Training Centre, situated at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

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College Group Awarded for Care and Support to Learners

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has been celebrated for its exceptional work and commitment to support its learners welfare, by the National Union of Students Wales (NUS).

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Access to Higher Education Student Scoops a National Student of the Year award

Access to Higher Education graduate from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Kelly Osbourne, has been awarded the Student of the Year award from Agored Cymru.


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Green Digital Academy supports 50 businesses towards Net Zero future

The Green Digital Academy, a project that supports North Wales businesses to reduce their environmental impact, has supported over 50 companies to date.

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Tiffany Tops Regional Construction Skills Competition

An impressive Plumbing student is paving the way for female success within the industry.

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Chloe Makes Strides in Construction Industry

Chloe Bidwell, a second year Carpentry Apprentice at Coleg Menai, has gone above and beyond to promote female success within the industry.

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Former Student Recognised as International STEM Ambassador

A former A Level student at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor has been selected to be an international ambassador in the STEM industry.

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Mona Lifting invest in Solar as company aims for Net Zero

The MP for Ynys Môn Virginia Crosbie visited Mona Lifting’s HQ at Llangefni recently along with the project team from Busnes@LlandrilloMenai’s Green Digital Academy to learn more about the company’s new £50k investment in Photovoltaic (PV) solar power.

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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Wins an Impressive 33 Medals at Skills Competition Wales

A staggering 33 students from Grŵp Llandrillo Menai were awarded medals from 20 different categories at the Skills Competition Wales awards ceremony yesterday (March 9th).

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Art student from Ukraine Celebrates the Visual Culture of her Country

An Art and Design student at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau campus has created a series of impressive pictures that celebrate Ukraine's folk and traditional art.


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Medal Glory for Hospitality Students in National Culinary Competition

Catering and Hospitality students scooped over 20 medals at The Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC) recently, held at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-On-Sea campus.

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Winners of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Welsh Language Awards Announced

Members of staff from across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai were recently celebrated for their commitment to the Welsh language in an awards ceremony.

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Students Help Shape Wellbeing Strategy

Over eighty class representatives from Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, came together earlier this week (Tuesday, February 28th), to take part in the first in-person Further Education conference in over three years.

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Former student Reaches Final of 'Cân i Gymru'

Dafydd Dabson, a former student of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, will have his song performed at the national competition on S4C this weekend.

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College Grŵp Celebrates Dydd Gŵyl Dewi

Staff and students across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai have been busy celebrating St. David’s Day today (March 1st).

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April

Sports Student Chosen to Represent North West Wales

Cassie Ogilvy, who studies Sports at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor has been selected to join the ‘North Wales Fury’ netball squad.

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Train-ing future Engineers

Engineering students at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor’s Hafan Campus in Pwllheli recently visited Boston Lodge Railway Works, Ffestiniog Railway Company’s principal workshop.

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Collaboration unveiled in boost to Welsh agri-food economy

Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Government Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd visited Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recently to celebrate the announcement of a partnership between Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and AMRC Cymru, aimed at transforming the rural economy by developing skills and exploring new technologies for the agri-food sector.

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Silver Award in Physics Awarded to Past A Level Student

A past Coleg Menai student has won a silver award for physics after presenting her research in the Houses of Parliament as part of the STEM for Britain competition.

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College Campuses are Gearing Up for Huge Community Fun Days

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is gearing up to welcome hundreds of local people to its Community Fun Days in May and June.

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Fine art learner painting a picture for arts exhibition

Coleg Menai Art Students to host spring exhibition

Coleg Menai Art students will soon be displaying their artwork at Galeri, Caernarfon, as part of their end of the year final projects.

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Dion and Noa compete in national cross country championships

Duo to Compete in National Cross Country Championships

Two Coleg Menai students have been chosen to represent Chwaraeon Colegau in the AoC National Championships in Nottingham this weekend.

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Aron Jones Competes on European Stage in Welding Skills Competition

Ex-Coleg Menai student to compete on European stage in Welding Skills Competition

Aron Jones, a past Welding and Fabrication student, will soon compete at the World Skills competition in Leon, France.

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Inspirational DJ Terry reaches for the stars

A Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student whose passion in life is music, has taken big steps towards fulfilling his dream to become a top DJ.

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Engineering students shine in F1 competition

Engineering students at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor recently produced the fastest car at a North Wales regional competition for students studying STEM subjects.

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Students Build and Race Their Own Boats!

Marine Engineering students recently put their own handcrafted boats to the test on the Menai Straits, as part of a day visit to the Conway Centre in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

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New Partnership Set to Boost STEM Skills

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has teamed up with Sbarduno in a bid to inspire young people to consider a career within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) industry.

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Health and care robot

New Health and Care Project Launched to Tackle Loneliness

A new partnership between Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Denbighshire County Council’s Social Care department has been formed in a bid to combat loneliness in care.

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Young People Try Their Hand at Forestry and Countryside Management Activities

Coleg Glynllifon, in partnership with the Royal Forestry Society, hosted over 60 young people at its campus recently, to showcase the exciting sector of Forestry and Countryside Management.

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May

Exhibition poster

Photography Students Showcase Work at Oriel Colwyn

Six Coleg Llandrillo Art students are currently exhibiting their work at Oriel Colwyn, in Colwyn Bay.

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Pontio

Students Host Movie Showcase

Coleg Menai’s Level 3 Creative Media students will soon showcase their film-making skills at the college’s first ever Movie Premiere evening.

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Grease cast

Performing Arts Students Perform at Rhyl’s Little Theatre

Level 3 Performing Arts students performed ‘Grease’ the musical over the weekend, at Little Theatre in Rhyl.

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Past students shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year award

Three former A level students from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli, have been shortlisted for The Wales Book of the Year Award.

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Therapy dog

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai marks Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai hosted a variety of activities and workshops for its students in a bid to promote wellbeing amongst its students.

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Gwaln yn lloc yr anifeiliaid

Thousands visit Coleg Glynllifon at the Caernarfon Food Festival

The Caernarfon Food Festival has grown to be one of the most popular events in North Wales in recent years, with Coleg Glynllifon playing a central role in the festival's success.

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Pippa and Jay

Students Qualify for National Seafood Chef of the Year Grand Final

A pair of budding chefs from Coleg Llandrillo have qualified for the grand final of one of the UK’s most prestigious cooking competitions.

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Marine Engineers Set Sail Around Scottish Coastline

Marine Engineering students based at Coleg Llandrillo recently sailed around the breath-taking coast of Scotland, as part of a trip in partnership with ‘Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’.

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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Students Part of History-Making Wales Football Squad

Four students from the college group are part of the Welsh Schools FA u18 squad, which retained the prestigious ‘Centenary Shield’ recently following a 1-1 draw against England.

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Degree Apprenticeship student comes runner up at the UK national manufacturing awards!

Degree Apprenticeships provide an alternative route to traditional higher education. Combining full-time work with part-time university study. So, employees can gain a degree whilst remaining in the workplace and upskilling.

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Coleg Menai to Host Volunteering Fair

Coleg Menai will soon be hosting a Volunteering Fair at its campus in Bangor, in a bid to inspire staff, students and members of the public to consider giving up some of their free time to help others.

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College Group Raises £273 For Shelter Cymru

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has raised an impressive £273 over the past week for its partner charity of the year, Shelter Cymru.

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June

Past student Krystian Koziński with the gold disc presented to him at Coleg Llandrillo

Chart-topping former student presented with gold disc after iTunes number 1

Krystian Koziński was presented with a gold disc to celebrate his iTunes number one when he returned to Coleg Llandrillo recently.

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Coleg Menai motorsport engineering students with the Menai Motorsports car

Coleg Menai team finishes as top Welsh college in Student Motorsport Challenge

Coleg Menai learners enjoyed an impressive debut in the Student Motorsport Challenge at Trac Môn - and now want to raise funds so they can continue competing in the series.

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Aeronautical Engineering students with the jet engine at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus

RAF Fighter jet engine gifted to college

A jet engine has been delivered to Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus, thanks to the Ministry of Defence, RAF Valley, Babcock International and Rolls Royce.

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Arian Williams with the other winners at Coleg Menai’s Further Education Achievers Award ceremony

High achievers celebrated at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

The achievements of more than 80 of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s further education students were celebrated at ceremonies over the last week.

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Welsh Language Commissioner Efa Gruffudd Jones watching the students in action at Coleg Llandrillo's Orme View restaurant

Coleg Llandrillo welcomes Welsh Language Commissioner

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recently welcomed the newly-appointed Welsh Language Commissioner, Efa Gruffudd Jones, to Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

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Adam Hopley with the lightsaber he created as part of his Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical Engineering

The Force is strong with Coleg Menai student who created his own lightsaber

The Force is strong with Coleg Menai student Adam Hopley, who created a full-scale lightsaber as part of his electronic engineering course.

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Tutor Glenydd Hughes teaching cooking skills to Year 5 and 6 pupils

Primary school children get to be chefs for the day at Coleg Llandrillo

Primary school children got the chance to be chefs for the day at Coleg Llandrillo - where they cooked Bolognese, mixed mocktails and witnessed a flambé demonstration.

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Motorsport Engineering students with the Peugeot 107 that will compete at the Student Motorsport Challenge

Coleg Menai students to take part in Motorsport Challenge at Trac Môn

Coleg Menai learners will compete in the Student Motorsport Challenge at Trac Môn on Anglesey this weekend.

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Coleg Llandrillo student Elgan Jones is presented with the winner’s certificate by Jason Williams, proprietor of Williams Estates

Students’ artwork showcased by award-winning estate agents

Students’ artwork will be on show in branches of an award-winning estate agent after impressing judges in an illustration annual competition.

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The new building

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Expands Presence in North Wales

A new professional, apprentice and business training centre is soon to open under new and exciting plans led by Busnes@LlandrilloMenai, the business arm of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai which is responsible for delivering professional, specialist and work based training.

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Welsh tutor Helen Roberts and students with the friendship bench

‘Friendship bench’ decorated by Welsh learners to welcome National Eisteddfod visitors

A ‘friendship bench’ decorated by Welsh learners to celebrate the upcoming National Eisteddfod has been given pride of place in Criccieth.

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Lois Roberts with fellow marine engineering students

Marine engineering student sets sail on career voyage

Marine engineering student Lois Roberts is setting a course for her career as she heads to Croatia to work for holiday company Sunsail.

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Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student Daniel Pirie with his mobile phone stand

F1 inspiration in students’ engineering project

Engineering students designed and created their own mobile phone stands as part of their final assessments - with one learner inspired by his passion for Formula One.

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Students met with employers at the CaMVA jobs fair at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli campus

Students given career boost by meeting employers at CaMVA jobs fairs

Students got to meet potential employers at the CaMVA jobs fairs across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s campuses - with some gaining job interviews.

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Weightlifter Cian Green in action

Coleg Menai students in Wales team for Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships

Coleg Menai students past and present will represent Wales at next month’s Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in India.

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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Leading the Way on Net Zero Carbon

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has been awarded the Level 5 Green Dragon Environmental Standard again this year, in recognition of its effective environmental management.

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Owen Vaughan recently returned to Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau campus to give a talk to catering and hospitality students

Masterchef finalist returns to inspire Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor catering students

Masterchef finalist Owen Vaughan returned to Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor recently to inspire students at his former college.

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Daniel Pirie developing his skills as part of his Level 3 Enhanced General Engineering course

Students’ engineering skills in action in final assessments

Students showed they have the skills for future careers in engineering after completing a service on a 126cc Briggs and Stratton 4-stroke petrol engine as part of their final assessments with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

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Ben Hughes and Brody White worked on Coleg Menai’s new Bangor campus while with Read Construction

Students help with Tŷ Menai transformation in successful work experience placements

Two Grŵp Llandrillo Menai students worked on Coleg Menai’s Tŷ Menai transformation as they completed successful work experience placements with Read Construction.

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July

The successful Project SEARCH interns with staff from Coleg Llandrillo, Agoriad and BCUHB

Project SEARCH learners celebrate successful internships

Project SEARCH interns celebrated their success in front of their proud families in a ceremony at Coleg Llandrillo.

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Ceri Bostock directing The Hunger Pang Gang

Students’ films to be televised on BBC and S4C

Two films created by Coleg Menai students are to be televised - with Ceri Bostock returning to her former college to direct one of them.

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Young farmer Lea Williams

Glynllifon award winner earns place on national scheme for young farmers

Coleg Glynllifon award winner Lea Williams has been selected for the Farming Connect Agri Academy Junior Programme.

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Aron Griffith performing

Return to Coleg Menai helps past student break into music industry

Former Coleg Menai student Aron Griffith says returning to the college to work has given him opportunities he couldn’t have imagined in the music and film industries.

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Rahim Arif with Emily Byrnes and Andrew Scott

Student lands cyber security role with NHS

Coleg Llandrillo student Rahim Arif has secured a role in cyber security with the NHS after successfully applying for a degree apprenticeship.

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Students at the Access to Higher Education awards ceremony at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos campus

Students celebrate life-changing successes in Access to Higher Education awards

Learners celebrated achieving potentially life-changing qualifications at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Access to Higher Education awards ceremonies.

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Students Lucas Grew, Lili Bacciochi and Tom Barry with tutor Rob Griffiths

Gaming students work with industry mentors to take skills to next level

Coleg Llandrillo gaming students worked with industry professionals to bring their ideas to life in real working conditions.

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Cian Green celebrating with the Wales flag

Coleg Menai student strikes silver in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships

Coleg Menai student Cian Green secured a silver medal for Wales in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in India.

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Rallying enthusiast Efa Glyn Jones

Rallying fan Efa on track to pursue dream motorsport career

Rallying enthusiast Efa Glyn Jones is gearing up to pursue her dreams after receiving an offer from Swansea University to study Motorsport.

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Photos of the finalists

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai students reach WorldSkills UK finals

Eleven Grŵp Llandrillo Menai learners will compete at the WorldSkills UK national finals this November.

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Students installing the gate with Gwyn Williams watching

Students give back by installing new gate for disabled man

Kind-hearted learners gave back to their community when they created and installed a new gate for a disabled man in Harlech.

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Attendees

Collaborative Professional Learning Fund (PLF) Project Celebrates Good Practice at End of Year Conference

Sixty tutors from across five organisations came together to celebrate the success of the PLF Collaborative project on bilingual teaching and learning, in a conference led by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Canolfan Sgiliaith.

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Students celebrate their graduation on the promenade in Llandudno

Hundreds of students graduate at Venue Cymru ceremony

The outstanding achievements of more than 300 students were celebrated at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s annual graduation ceremony in Llandudno.

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Nell Jones and Branwen Griffith with their awards and certificates after winning the Enterprise Challenge

Science students on the crest of a wave as innovative idea wins Enterprise Challenge

Two Coleg Menai learners won an award for pitching an innovative concept offering surfers a chance to see marine life underneath the waves.

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Beginning of walk

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Staff Raise Over £1,500 for St David’s Hospice

On Monday, July 3rd, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai held its annual Community and Volunteering Day, which gives staff the opportunity to take part in fundraising events, team building exercises, and volunteering opportunities.

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Megan Lowe (left) and Emma Jones on the ‘Autism Reality Experience’ bus

Apprentices and staff experience autism and dementia first-hand in pioneering reality event

Work-based learning apprentices and staff at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai felt what it’s like to live with dementia and autism as part of a pioneering immersive reality experience.

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Six members of the Work-Based Learning team

Apprenticeship staff Earn Glowing Praise from Estyn

Expert staff from across North Wales have been commended in a recent Estyn inspection report on work-based apprenticeship provision offered by the region’s leading apprenticeship provider.

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August

Dr Ellen Evans giving a presentation

From Chef to Doctor via Coleg Menai

Internationally renowned food safety expert Dr Ellen Evans says college ignited a passion that fuelled her acclaimed career

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Student Union presidents Jason Scott, Kyra Wilkinson, Claire Bailey and Kayleigh Griffiths

New Student Union Presidents elected for 2023/24

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s new Student Union Presidents have been elected ahead of the 2023/24 academic year.

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Group of graduates

Impressive Results for Grŵp Llandrillo Menai in Latest National Student Survey

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai learners rated the quality of Higher Education Provision at 83% in the 2022-23 National Student Survey (NSS), 13% above the UK sector average. These results rank Grŵp Llandrillo Menai as the highest of all providers in North Wales, and in the top three in Wales.

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Sion Jones at Rehau in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Engineering student gains Rehau apprenticeship

Sion Jones has gained an apprenticeship with Rehau after completing his BTEC Level 3 Enhanced Engineering diploma at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor.

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Art & Design students with Dr Charlotte Hammond and Miranda Meilleur

Art students create book on Welsh wool industry’s slavery links

Coleg Menai art students have illustrated a book exploring the links between the global slave trade and the Welsh wool industry of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Ceri Bostock on the set of Bolan’s Shoes with fellow cast member Mark Lewis Jones

Former student Ceri Bostock to make cinema debut in Bolan’s Shoes

Former Coleg Menai student Ceri Bostock is set for her silver screen debut in glam rock drama ‘Bolan’s Shoes’, out in cinemas in September.

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Leah Rowlands

Another Spectacular Year of Exam Results

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai learners are celebrating after another exceptional year of A Level and vocational results.

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Brody White at work with Read Construction

Student recruited by Read after work experience success

Brody White has been recruited by Read Construction as a trainee site manager after impressing on work experience while studying at Coleg Menai.

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Llyr Evans with one of his portraits

Former student wins £1,500 Eisteddfod scholarship

Former Coleg Menai student Llyr Evans has been awarded the Young Artist Scholarship at this year’s National Eisteddfod.

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Weightlifter Cian Green in action

Coleg Menai student wins British Weightlifting bronze

Coleg Menai student Cian Green earned bronze in the British Weightlifting Championships at the weekend to stay on course for the Commonwealth Games.

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Dylan Owens, the head chef of hospitality at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium

Man City head chef hails Coleg Menai tutors as ‘life coaches’

Dylan Owens has risen to the top as Manchester City’s head chef of hospitality - and said he couldn’t have done it without Coleg Menai.

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Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Marks 30 Years in Pwllheli

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli site is celebrating 30 years since its first learners began their studies in the Autumn of 1993.

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September

Former Coleg Menai student Beth Elen Roberts with the model of Old Valyria she helped design for House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon role for former student Beth

Beth Elen Roberts, who studied the Art Foundation course at Coleg Menai, helped design the model of Old Valyria that appears throughout the hit Game of Thrones prequel

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Former sports science student Stacey-Anne Lawson

RGC role for former sports student Stacey

Former sports science student Stacey-Anne Lawson has returned to Coleg Llandrillo after landing a job as pathway medic for RGC.

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Lucas Williams competing in the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in Romania

Lucas wins bronze medal in World Powerlifting Championship

Coleg Menai student Lucas Williams is the reigning British champion and made the podium in his first global competition in Romania

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Coleg Llandrillo student Seamus Thomas with his bronze medal at the British Weightlifting Age Group Championships

Weightlifter Seamus earns British Championship bronze

Coleg Llandrillo student Seamus Thomas finished an impressive third in the British Weightlifting Age Group Championships in Leeds.

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Students at the Freshers Fair at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus

Thousands of new students enjoy Freshers Fair events

Thousands of learners attended Freshers Fair events at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s campuses over the past 10 days.

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Former Coleg Llandrillo student Alex Snape in a recording studio at LIPA

Alex wins prestigious LIPA Scholarship

Former Coleg Llandrillo music student Alex Snape has been announced as the recipient of this year’s LIPA Sennheiser Scholarship.

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Tomos Jones working at Stansted Airport as an apprentice with Ryanair Engineering

Ryanair apprentice Tomos flying high after engineering course

Former Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student Tomos Jones has seen his career take off after he gained an apprenticeship with Ryanair Engineering.

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Llanfairpwll players with the sign presented to the village featuring the La Liga logo

Danny and Brody help La Liga-sponsored Llanfairpwll to 5-0 win

Coleg Menai students Danny Connolly and Brody White are part of the Clwb Pêl-Droed Llanfairpwll squad who won 5-0 in their first game since announcing a groundbreaking partnership with La Liga.

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Health and Care class

Student Numbers Leap Forwards Post-Covid at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

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Pottery class

Never Stop Learning: Part Time Courses Available at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is celebrating Adult Learners’ Week (September 18th - 24th) by highlighting the wide range of part-time courses on offer across its’ North Wales campuses.

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Jacob designing the fast-jet cockpit of the future

Former sports student Dr Jacob Greene on his journey from Coleg Llandrillo to working for defence giant BAE Systems

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Dr Bryn Hughes Parry with Aled Jones-Griffith, Principal of Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor

Dr Bryn Hughes Parry retires after 30 years with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Hugely popular lecturer and assistant principal Dr Bryn Hughes Parry has retired after 30 years with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

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Students at the annual graduation ceremony

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai achieves Leaders in Diversity status

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has been successful in achieving the Leaders in Diversity award.

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Students at Freshers’ Fair 2022

Freshers’ Fair events to be held across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai campuses

New students will enjoy the annual Freshers’ Fair across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s campuses over the next two weeks.

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Michael Kitchin giving an interview from one of the media classrooms at Coleg Llandrillo

Former media student on how he landed Top Gear and Carpool Karaoke jobs

Former Coleg Llandrillo student Michael Kitchin knows the value of hard work and determination after he landed a job on Top Gear while still completing his university dissertation.

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Nick Elphick with trauma surgeon Dr Martin Griffiths and presenter Bill Bailey

Former student Nick sculpts celebrated surgeon on BBC Show Extraordinary Portraits

Former Coleg Menai student Nick Elphick brought tears to the eyes of an acclaimed inner-city trauma surgeon when he sculpted him for TV show Extraordinary Portraits.

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A salad bar at The Bistro restaurant at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos campus

Orme View Restaurant and Bistro to welcome customers back this month

Coleg Llandrillo’s Orme View Restaurant and Bistro will open again this month as the new academic term begins.

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Jane Parry with her book Nonconformist outside Palas Print bookshop in Caernarfon

Lecturer Jane launches new book ‘Nonconformist’

Coleg Menai art and design lecturer Jane Parry is celebrating the launch of her new book.

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October

Children from Ysgol Awel y Mynydd with their medals after winning the Urdd Conwy girls’ primary school football tournament

Coleg Llandrillo hosts Urdd girls’ football tournament

Ysgol Awel y Mynydd were crowned the winners as more than 190 girls from across Conwy county competed on the 3G pitches at the Rhos-on-Sea campus

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A tractor at Glynllifon farm

Coleg Glynllifon at the forefront of agricultural research

Tractors at Coleg Glynllifon were retrofitted with a hydrogen electrolyser to explore ways of finding a greener fuel for the future

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Former Coleg Menai student Callum Lloyd-Williams

Callum on tour with Lauren Spencer-Smith after working with Dua Lipa

Sound engineer Callum Lloyd-Williams has travelled the world with the likes of Zara Larsson and Clean Bandit since studying Music Technology at Coleg Menai.

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Rhianwen Edwards, Gareth Hughes, Daydd Evans from Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

CIST Centre at Penygroes to Benefit Gwynedd Construction Sector

Busnes@LlandrilloMenai’s Centre for Infrastructure Skills and Technology (CIST) is to expand its provision of cutting-edge decarbonisation, renewable energy and retrofitting skills training at a new, world-leading decarbonisation centre, Tŷ Gwyrddfai in Penygroes.

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Camva

Engineering Work Placement Showcase Held at Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor

Engineering students from across Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Coleg Menai recently got to hear from major Engineering employers based in the region, at ‘Work Placement Showcase’ events.

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Former Coleg Menai student Russell Owen

Russell’s breakthrough film ‘Shepherd’ streaming on Amazon Prime

The horror thriller directed by former Coleg Menai student Russell Owen has earned critical acclaim from the New York Times and Mark Kermode

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Dr Harri Pritchard, Dr Esyllt Llwyd and Ffraid Gwenllian from the North Wales Medical School visiting Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli campus

A-level students given first-hand insight into North Wales Medical School

Dr Harri Pritchard, Dr Esyllt Llwyd and Year 5 Medical Student Ffraid Gwenllian shared their insight into the development of the North Wales Medical School at Bangor University with Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Coleg Menai learners

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The AgBot, a fully-autonomous tractor, at Coleg Glynllifon’s farm

Coleg Glynllifon trialling robot tractor

AMRC Cymru is trialling a £380k fully-autonomous tractor at Coleg Glynllifon’s farm, giving learners an invaluable experience of studying farming methods of the future.

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Babcock Apprentices celebrate

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Apprentices represent Engineering Excellence

Engineering Apprentices from Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recently gathered at RAF Valley for an Apprenticeship Achievement Day.

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Fôn Roberts with Coleg Menai learners and staff

Health and Social Care Students Get Stepping Stone into Industry

A partnership between Coleg Menai and Isle of Anglesey County Council continues to grow from strength to strength, as Health and Social care students get the opportunity to undertake a full weeks’ worth of work experience with qualified Social Care staff at the Local Authority.

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Father helping son with homework

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai launches free adult numeracy courses

£4.8 million investment in adult numeracy in Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire aimed to make maths simpler for everyone

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Anthony J Harrison’s picture Sustain, which depicts Kseniia Fedorovykh on the Great Orme gun site

Ukrainian student Kseniia stars as Anthony’s stunning pictures go on show

The photographs by recent Coleg Llandrillo graduate Anthony J Harrison capture the emotional plight of Ukrainian refugee Kseniia Fedorovykh, who studies at Coleg Menai.

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Academi Ddigidol Werdd - Ehangu Cyllid Sero Net i Fusnesau Gogledd Cymru

Net Zero Funding Expansion for North Wales Businesses

The Green Digital Academy, a ground-breaking low carbon initiative supporting small, medium and micro businesses to progress towards net zero is to be rolled out to 180 new companies across North Wales thanks to the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity (UKSPF) funding.

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David Owen being presented with his Cricket Wales 2023 Rising Star award by Rachel Warrenger, Women’s and Girls’ Development Officer

David wins Criced Cymru 'Rising Star' award

Coleg Menai student David Owen has been recognised for his coaching work at the Cricket Wales 2023 Club Volunteers Awards

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Daloni

Former Health and Social Degree Student Transforms Dream into Reality By Opening Children’s Nursery

Daloni Owen, a past Health and Social Degree student from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor has recently opened a children’s nursery.

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Coleg Llandrillo Wellbeing Ambassadors Claire Bailey and Kyra Wilkinson

Meet Coleg Llandrillo’s Wellbeing Ambassadors

Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor are looking for more students to become Wellbeing Ambassadors and develop their skills as leaders of the future

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Students taking part in the Rhyl Multisport duathlon at Marsh Tracks

Students help make inaugural Rhyl Multisport event a huge success

Learners and staff from Coleg Llandrillo and Coleg Menai completed a duathlon hosted by ColegauCymru at Marsh Tracks in Rhyl

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Casi Evans playing for Wales under-17 women against Portugal

Casi scores Wales winner in U17 tournament

Students from Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor helped Wales under-17 women beat Italy and Denmark in a tournament in Portugal recently

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Young lady participating in online learning

Funding to Plug the Skills Gap

Fully-funded business training announced for North Wales, business and individuals thanks to a £3m funding boost from UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Coleg Glynllifon’s Forestry and Countryside Management students on a trip to Gwydir Forest

Glynllifon students enjoy Gwydir Forest field trip

Forestry and Countryside Management students learned about woodland impact during a trip to the forest near Betws y Coed

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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Celebrates Contributions to Bilingual Education in Wales

The recent review of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s bilingual education showcases the significant contribution that the college group is making to improve and promote the use of the Welsh language across Wales.

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Coleg Llandrillo principal Lawrence Wood with teachers and primary school pupils at the Urdd football tournament on the 3G pitch

Coleg Llandrillo hosts successful Urdd football tournament for 400 children

Teams from 38 schools competed in the annual Urdd Conwy primary school competition on the 3G pitches at the Rhos-on-Sea campus, with Coleg Llandrillo sport students helping to make the event a huge success

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Students at the newly refurbished library at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli campus

Libraries revamped at Pwllheli, Parc Menai and Rhyl

Students are enjoying a more modern and accessible learning environment with refurbishments now complete following a £130,000 summer investment

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Heather Griffiths and Morgandie Harrold working on a boat at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Hafan campus in Pwllheli

Heather and Morgandie sail to success

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor students Heather Griffiths and Morgandie Harrold finished second in the annual South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club Race

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November

Healthcare support workers on stage at Venue Cymru after completing their Healthcare Practice Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education

Coleg Llandrillo and Betsi Cadwaladr celebrate Healthcare Practice HE learners

A celebratory event was held at Venue Cymru recently to mark the academic achievements of over 100 healthcare support workers from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)

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Sam McIlvogue, Lawrence Wood, Yuliia Batrak, Darren Millar and Dafydd Evans

Darren Millar visits Coleg Llandrillo to meet WorldSkills gold medallist Yuliia

The Senedd Constituency Member for Clwyd West also received an update on the latest developments at Coleg Llandrillo and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

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Elle Maguire cutting a client’s hair at her salon, The Hair Bar in Bangor

Award-winning Elle opens second salon while training to be a lecturer

Elle Maguire has returned to Coleg Menai as she looks to pass on her skills to others, while at the same time expanding her successful business

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A student working with plants growing in the hydroponics unit at Coleg Glynllifon.

Coleg Glynllifon to showcase benefits of cutting-edge crop growing

The land-based education college is hosting a workshop on hydroponics after students and staff trialled it as a greener and cost-effective method of food production

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Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor students Osian Thomas, Lydia Matulla and Eluned Lane

Lydia, Osian and Eluned selected for Young Writer’s Course

The second-year A-level students shared their experiences after being sponsored by Pwllheli Rotary Club

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Information about the GLLM Consortium Apprenticeship Awards

Cast Your Vote for the North Wales Apprentice of the Year

Busnes@LlandrilloMenai and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Work Based Learning Consortium has launched its annual North Wales Apprenticeship Awards and voting to crown north Wales’s most talented apprentices is now underway.

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Jeff and Duy outside Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus

Former international student Duy returns to college on honeymoon

Duy, originally from Vietnam but now living in the USA, brought husband Jeff to see Coleg Llandrillo as they celebrated their nuptials during a trip to London and Paris

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Coleg Menai lecturer Dave Owens

Lecturer Dave bringing three decades of police experience into new role

Dave Owens is inspiring Coleg Menai students in his new role as Public Services lecturer, after 30 years in the force

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Students outside Centre

Coleg Llandrillo's Rhyl Engineering Centre Welcomes Students to New State-of-the-Art Facility

Students have embarked on their studies at the newly opened Engineering Centre, a cutting-edge £13 million facility located at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhyl campus.

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Annie-Rose Tate in the theatre at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus

Annie-Rose makes TV debut in Three Little Birds

The actor has also spoken of her battle with achalasia and praised the support she received from Coleg Llandrillo after being diagnosed aged just 17

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Casi Evans with the Junior Sportswoman of the Year award at the Môn Actif Sports Awards 2023

Coleg Menai learners recognised at Môn Actif Sports Awards

Casi Evans and David Owen were among the winners, as well as former students Kieran Jones, Celt Ffransis, Catrin Stewart and Osian Perrin

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Coleg Glynllifon Agriculture and Engineering students at Agritechnica in Germany

Glynllifon students visit one of the world's largest agricultural shows

Coleg Glynllifon's Agriculture and Engineering students recently visited Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of agricultural technology.

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Driver Hywel Rosenthal and the Menai Motorsports team with the Peugeot at Trac Môn

Menai Motorsports compete in Race of Remembrance

Motorsport engineering students prepared Coleg Menai’s Peugeot 107 to compete at Trac Môn on Armistice Day in the team’s final outing of the year

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Osian Roberts with his gold medal from the WorldSkillsUK National Finals

Osian Roberts and Yuliia Batrak win gold at WorldSkillsUK National Finals

There were also bronze medals for Eva Voma and Adam Hopley as Grŵp Llandrillo Menai finished fourth overall against colleges from across the UK

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Lois Roberts with marine engineering students and lecturers at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Hafan campus in Pwllheli

Lois returns to tell students about her Adriatic adventures

Lois Roberts landed a job as a flotilla technician in Croatia after studying Marine Engineering at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, and recently returned to the Hafan campus to talk about her travels

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A student with members of staff after being presented with their engineering toolkit

Special presentation for engineering class of 2023

The traditional toolkit presentation was a poignant occasion as engineering moves from Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus to the new centre of excellence in Rhyl

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Iolo Williams with Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor lecturer Barbara Morgan and former students Rob Whittey, Osian Lewis-Smith and Rabia Ali

Iolo gives talk on his fascinating career to boost Kath’s Antarctic expedition

Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams visited Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor to help raise funds for former student Dr Kath Whittey, who is on her way to Antarctica as part of the Homeward Bound project

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Hollie McFarlane with her book, 'Sometimes, Mummy feels...'

Former student Hollie writes children’s book during cancer treatment

Hollie McFarlane, a former student at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli, has written a children's book while she was receiving treatment for breast cancer to help her young daughter cope with what was happening.

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Students crossing a ‘minefield’ with the Army in Wales engagement team on the 3G pitches at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus

Army visit helps students bond

Coleg Llandrillo learners worked together to cross a ‘minefield’ when the Army In Wales engagement team visited the Rhos-on-Sea campus

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Coleg Llandrillo students in the cage at the APFC 8 event

Students work on fight night streamed to millions of UFC subscribers

Learners on Coleg Llandrillo’s Foundation Degree Creative & Broadcast Media worked on APFC 8, fronted by former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, which was shown live worldwide

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Students using a laptop at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai launches November open events

Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor offer a huge range of opportunities – from vocational courses, apprenticeships and A-levels through to degrees and professional qualifications

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Lia Williams with Jet2 Cabin crew colleagues

Lia seeing the world thanks to Travel and Tourism course

Lia Williams landed a job as cabin crew with Jet2 after studying at Coleg Menai, and is now set to broaden her horizons in a new role with Virgin Atlantic

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Eva Voma

WorldSkills finalist Eva returns to Coleg Menai as lecturer

Eva Voma won multiple awards while studying at Coleg Menai, and is now set to inspire the next generation of engineers

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Finalists

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Students Secure Spots at WorldSkills UK finals

Twelve Grŵp Llandrillo Menai learners will compete at the highly competitive WorldSkills UK national finals this November.

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Rhian James and Yuliia Batrak with lecturer Glenydd Hughes in front of the British Pullman train

Hospitality students impress during five-star London work experience

Coleg Llandrillo hospitality learners Yuliia Batrak and Rhian James served guests at The Cadogan hotel in London, and on the luxury British Pullman train which took passengers to the set of Downton Abbey

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Coleg Llandrillo students at Capel Curig military training camp

Students given taste of Army careers at training camp

Learners on the BTEC Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services course at Coleg Llandrillo visited Capel Curig military camp, where soldiers gave them the lowdown on working in the Army

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Osian Roberts working as a CNC turning centre operator for IAQ

Osian targets WorldSkills success in engineering first

Osian Roberts will be the first apprentice to represent Coleg Menai in engineering at the WorldSkills UK national final this month

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December

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor students with their F1 in Schools designs at Coleg Menai’s engineering centre in Llangefni

Engineering students target perfect formula for success

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor teams are preparing for the F1 in Schools competition and have used a computer-aided design package to create their cars for testing

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Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor students outside the Tate Britain museum in London

Dolgellau students experience visual culture at its best

Art students from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor visited London to experience the city’s best visual art and architecture.

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Phoebe Ellis Griffiths playing for Connah’s Quay Nomads

Phoebe’s starring role as Nomads push for promotion

The Coleg Llandrillo student has stepped up to the seniors for Connah’s Quay Nomads, and her goals have helped fire them to the top of the league

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Yuliia Batrak with her gold medal from the WorldSkillsUK National Finals

Yuliia targeting WorldSkills 2026 in Shanghai

Coleg Llandrillo student Yuliia Batrak will have the chance to work in top-class venues such as The Ritz and Gleneagles as part of her training for the global competition

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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Board of Governors Adopts IHRA’s Antisemitism Definition

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is proud to announce that its Board of Governors has officially adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, reinforcing the institution's commitment to fostering an inclusive and respectful environment.

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The ILS Christmas Market at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus

ILS Christmas Market raises more than £300 for charity

Coleg Llandrillo’s Independent Living Skills department has raised £600 for good causes in recent weeks after also making and selling poppies for Remembrance Day

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Tom Roberts being presented with his prize by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Welsh Language Facilitator Samuel Stones

Tom’s video wins Diwrnod Shwmae Su'mae prize

Coleg Llandrillo student Tom Roberts created a video featuring his favourite Welsh words alongside some of his own artwork

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Coleg Menai students at the 2023 It’s My Shout premiere at Pontio in Bangor

Students’ films screened in cinema premiere

Coleg Menai learners created Carreg Gron and The Hunger Pang Gang as part of the It’s My Shout training scheme, with the films now available to watch on the BBC and S4C

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Y darlithwyr Bryn Jones ac Iwan Roberts gyda’r argraffydd 3D 1m 3 yn adran beirianneg Coleg Menai

One-of-a-kind 3D printer donated to college

The huge state-of-the-art machine has a new home at Coleg Menai in recognition of the engineering department’s innovative work in computer-aided design and manufacturing

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Heather Wynne with her trophy after winning Best Wedding Hair at the North Wales Wedding Awards 2023

Heather wins Best Wedding Hair in North Wales

The Coleg Llandrillo student learned her skills from YouTube and is now back at college as she plans to lecture in hairdressing

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Olivia Alkir

Students watch powerful road safety film ‘Olivia’s story’

The heart-breaking film telling the story of 17-year-old Olivia Alkir was shown as part of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s ‘Stay Safe’ Wellbeing Week

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Students painting a mural on the wall of Caffi Hafan in Bangor

Students give Caffi Hafan a TV makeover

Learners from Coleg Menai’s art department volunteered to refurbish a much-loved community café as part of S4C show Prosiect Pum Mil

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Students in the library at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus for Library Week

Coding, debating and learning about space as college hosts Libraries Week

The Library+ Centre at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus held a range of events to showcase the activities and services it has to offer

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Hospitality student

Green light for Tourism Talent Network to final Growth Deal funding stage

The outline business case (OBC) for the first specialist tourism skills hub in Wales has recently been approved by the North Wales Economic Ambition Board. With agreement from the Board, the project can now move to develop a full business case – the final phase in securing Growth Deal funding before implementation.

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Cyn-fyfyriwr Coleg Menai - yr artist Manon Awst

Manon selected for Future Wales Fellowship

Former Coleg Menai student Manon Awst is one eight artists chosen for the project, which will explore the impact of climate change on our day-to-day lives

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Students performing on stage in Sioe Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor 2023, 'Arthrawon!', at Neuadd Dwyfor in Pwllheli.

Students star as ‘Arthrawon!’ hits the stage

Tickets are available for this year’s Sioe Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, which depicts the life of a teacher through the eyes of his students

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Kat with award

Kathryn Crowned Best Student Plasterer in the UK!

A Coleg Llandrillo Construction student has been announced as the best student plasterer in the UK!

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Students visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Trainee chefs enjoy Tuscany work placements

Students from Coleg Llandrillo and Coleg Menai honed their skills in restaurants, cafés and hotels in Montecatini and Pistoia

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Rhun Williams at the National House Building Council’s ‘Pride in the Job Awards 2023’

Rhun wins national award for quality in construction

Rhun Williams is studying for a degree in Construction Management and was recognised at the National House Building Council’s ‘Pride in the Job Awards 2023’

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MOU Signing

Coleg Menai Partners with Caernarfon Town Football Club to Foster Local Talent

Coleg Menai has joined forces with Caernarfon Town Football Club (CTFC) to help launch the careers of local sporting talent.

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Bryn Jones and Iwan Roberts at the Autodesk University 2023 Conference

Iwan and Bryn share CAD knowledge in Las Vegas

The Coleg Menai engineering lecturers were invited to talk about their use of cutting-edge design and manufacturing technology at the prestigious Autodesk University 2023 Conference

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