Colin Jackson unveils plaque celebrating college accreditation

Wrexham Glyndwr University has been recognized for its excellent sport and exercise science facilities with much sought after accreditation.

WGU Chancellor Colin Jackson, world hurdles champion and former world record holder, congratulated staff at a ceremony marking the lab’s accreditation by the British Association of Sport and exercise (BASICS) at the Plas Coch campus.

Colin Jackson joined Vice-Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar in unveiling a plaque marking the accreditation during a ceremony.

Leader: Wrexham Glyndwr University Wrexham Glyndwr University (Image: Wrexham Glyndwr University)

Colin, a two-time world 110m hurdles champion and silver medalist, said: “As Chancellor it’s always a pleasure for me to come and see what’s going on and it’s exciting to see how things evolve.

“We want to emphasize that we have highly accredited facilities where students can develop the skills and knowledge they need to pursue successful careers.”

Leader: Wrexham Glyndwr University Wrexham Glyndwr University (Image: Wrexham Glyndwr University)

Dr Chelsea Batty, senior lecturer in applied sport, health and exercise physiology at the university, said: ‘Having the lab accredited now means that we can advertise that our lab is suitable for testing. physiological tests that we carry out week after week with students and externs in the form of advice and research.

“As Director of the Laboratory I am proud to say that at Glyndwr we have achieved something great, that our techniques and equipment are used with due regard to calibration, reliability and validity. ”

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