Friday, 18 July 2008

Glyndwr University - a new era for Wrecsam

The launch of Glyndwr University marks a new era for Wrecsam. This is not just a name change but a sea change, as the institution will now be able to award degrees and develop fully its research potential.
 Praise must go to vice principal Mike Scott and staff for the slog in getting University status for Wrecsam. He also deserves praise for his vision in naming the university after one of Wales's most dynamic figures - a rebel, a warrior, a man of letters and a polyglot who saw the need for universities in both north and south Wales 600 years ago.
 As First Minister Rhodri Morgan said: "Sometimes it takes a while for manifesto promises to be realised".
 Criticism of the name change has been predictable. Some said nobody had heard of Glyndwr, which begged the question of who the hell had heard of NEWI? The University of Wrexham was the preferred choice of some but, as was made clear today, this is a university that will also have campuses at Northop and possibly in Denbighshire too. This is going to be a University of the North-east and will be a centre of excellence that will serve to strengthen our Welsh identity rather than opt for bland conformity.

11 comments:

Negrin said...

Prifysgol Glyndwr may well be a centre of excellence in certain subjects but health and safety is not one of them. Anyone who is interested should check with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to see whether the college has had its accreditation cancelled its quality of teaching in this area was appalling when I did the course...could well have improved but don't bank on it. Sorry to be negative but I'm not the only one to have such experiences. I might write to V/Chanchellor and ask him!!

Plaid Whitegate said...

Just goes to show that every institution and organisation needs to be challenged and monitored so that we get at the facts and not the spin.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Obviously NEWI must have had quite stringent inspections into teaching and research before they were granted University status...has anyone seen them?
I've also heard that there are concerns over the quality of the teacher training especially when they go out to local schools to do their practise.

Anonymous said...

The substance missues course,2008 was for some time without a lecture after Paul burligton left,the students, of the record was offered a free laptop to bear with newi until a lecture could be found,some students had allready done 2 years and the course was going to be scrapped,no lessons,no teaching as such.
newi has allways had internal staffing problems,even when burt jones was there,and mr massey,
I went to newi,youth and community, and had endless battles with the lectures regarding my dissabilty, i foud for many years to get it altered for the better.
i would not go there if it was the last place on earth

Plaid Whitegate said...

I don't think they do teacher training anymore.

little red rooster said...

Anonymous - if that's the level of grammar and spelling they allow in NEWI, god help the students.

Anonymous said...

If your looking for grammer and spelling,may one suggest you look for a local labour party blog, or go and read the times newspaper.
Its obvious by your remark,you have some brains,must be some one who votes labour only two lines,and little involvment

Anonymous said...

IS THIS BETTER FOR ONEs GRAMMER.
Perhaps you would like to work this out and comment To give an example of how corrupt banking, taxes, usury (the charging of interest on money) actually is, here’s a simplified look at how much our homes SHOULD cost.


Our homes should cost £1.00 a week

(1993 - Dennis Potter lectures the BBC)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-790841440769145720

Our homes should cost £1.00 a week
http://breakfornews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=35631#35631
http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?t=15296

Deuteronomy 23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Our homes should cost £1.00 a week

To give an example of how corrupt banking, taxes, usury (the charging of interest on money) actually is, here’s a simplified look at how much our homes should cost.

3 bricklayers working 40 hours a week for 3 weeks = (360) man hours to build in brick and block a 6 bed roomed house. Carpentry first and second fix, 2 men working 40 hours a week for 3 week = (240) man hours. As its new build, plumbing and electrics 4 men working one week 40 hours = (160) man hours. Roof tiles felt and lath 2 men working an 8 hour day working for 2 days = (32) man hours. Put a good slate roof on and it will last 200 years. Many homes (buildings) last for hundreds of years if built with care and quality materials and skilled workers.

360
240
160
032

That’s 792 man hours of labour, 19 weeks at 40 hours for the actual building.

So applying the same principles to building materials, with modern technology used diligently, for simplicity sake 708 hours

708 hours plus 792 hours.
1500 man hours total to build a 6 bed roomed house.


£10.00 per hour as an example to keep it simple and easier to understand. But really it’s about the amount of work we put into the community. And how usury devalues our spending power, of whatever currency, paper, metal, credit (numbers on a computer screen, your bank account) it is applied to.

If you needed to borrow money say £15,000 (the total in this case) as you pay no interest (usury) you pay back just the £15,000 if you do that over 50 years. = >6 pounds a week. Or even better pay, one pound a week to start, gradually pay more as you get you new work of the ground then after 25 years start to decrease the payments back so as to meet the original sum.
If after 50 years you can’t repay any remaining money back due to unforeseen circumstances and I’m sure you should get some help from your family and local community and there would not be much to pay back at that point in time, because we should have shared our work and wealth. In fact with the help of our family, friends and local community this would not be difficult at any time. And never the less All Debts Forgiven.

Some might say that its 6 pounds a week and not one pound. But remember that these homes can last many generations for only (1500 man hours)
---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------
Example:
Six bed roomed detached house in surrey built in the 1970’s on a small! plot in suburbia.
http://www.findaproperty.com/displayprop.aspx?edid=00&salerent=0&pid=6 52320
(Probably an expired link now as it was written in 2007)

£899,950

2007 bank rate rise to 5.5%.This can change any time the bank decides.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages/article.html?in_article_id=4201 99&in_page_id=8


Loan repayment calculator
MONTHLY PAYMENT This calculator shows what your monthly payments would be for a given loan, where interest is compounded monthly. Payment protection insurance is excluded.

http://img.thisismoney.co.uk/calculators/calcLoanPay.html
Amount borrowed
e.g. 5000, no commas
Term Months Years 50 years
Interest rate % 5.5%
(Actual interest rate & not the APR) %
RESULT Calculate
Total monthly payment £ 4408.36 6 Dollars a week. Or even better pay

1 Dollar a week to start, gradually pay more as you get you new work of the ground then after 25 years start to decrease the payments back so as to meet the original sum.
If after 50 years you can’t repay any remaining money back due to unforeseen circumstances and I’m sure you should get some help from your family and local community and there would not be much to pay back at that point in time, because we should have shared our work and wealth. All Debts Forgiven.

And Torah LAW is even better still,(edit) and also FREE LAND AT NO COST.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.findaproperty.com/displayprop.aspx?edid=00&salerent=0&pid=652320

£899,950

2007 bank rate rise to 5.5%. (edit 2) this can change any time the bank decides

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages/article.html?in_article_id=420199&in_page_id=8


Loan repayment calculator
MONTHLY PAYMENT This calculator shows what your monthly payments would be for a given loan, where interest is compounded monthly. Payment protection insurance is excluded.

http://img.thisismoney.co.uk/calculators/calcLoanPay.html
Amount borrowed
eg. 5000, no commas
Term Months Years 50 years
Interest rate % 5.5%
(Actual interest rate & not the APR) %
RESULT Calculate
Total monthly payment £ 4408.36 (edit 1) < £ 1000.0 per week (one thousand per week)
Total charge for credit £ 1745068.6
Total repayment £ 2645018.6

£2 million 6 hundred and 45 thousand,18 pounds 6p
For something 6 men could build in 3 weeks and six men in 3 weeks make the materials.

How Much Can I Borrow? http://www.mortgagesorter.co.uk/mortgages_amount_you_can_borrow.html
Please fill in the following details so we can calculate the mortgage loan value you should be able to borrow:

Annual Income of Applicant
Enter any amount in '000s
£ 260,000 thousand per year or £125 pounds per hour based on a 40 hour week
Annual bonus/commision of Applicant
Enter any amount in '000s OR leave blank
£

You are entitled to borrow up to £ 910,000

----------------------------------------------------

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Wales 2007Where once child poverty in Wales exceeded the UK average, .... At all ages, at least a third of part-time employees are paid less than £6.50 per hour. ...

http://www.jrf.org.uk/Knowledge/findings/socialpolicy/2096.asp

Apologies, i thought it would be easy to understand. The cost to build that house would be 1500 man hours of labour.In the UK it would need at the mo, Ten average earners to get together and work about 25/30 years of there life to achieve the same.

1500 hours as opposed to 500000 hours. 333.3r times more. (edit) In this case as far as housing goes "only".

You work 333 days and benefit 1 DAY.

And tax takes even more from yet again because it is not distributed fairly or appropriately.


Deuteronomy 23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of
money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Sorry, but I think you've lost the thread of this blog somewhere we are talking about NEWI and the quality of its teaching and whether it deserves university status!

Dba said...

back to the original thread of newi.
Is this another step in the direction of getting city status,will the students pay more education fees,what benifits will they get,the only route i can see us going down is for city status, . You may be happy to pay higher council taxes but there's a lot (myself included) that don't want to pay more to live in what will essentially be the same place but with 'city' at the end of it. As I have said before, Wrexham does not have the facilties associated with a city. If it did, I would say go for it and state our case at the next opportunity. However, we do not even have a driving test centre (even small market towns have these!)ah but we do have a university,hidden agenda in giving status

Plaid Whitegate said...

I see the university as recognition that the capital of North Wales deserves more than a technical college - the decision to site the North Wales University in Bangor had a major impact on that city (yes, it is a city) as well as Wrecsam.
I don't think it's any coincidence that the BBC chose Bangor as its N Wales base rather than Wrecsam. Result - BBC employs 70+ in Bangor and 6 in Wrecsam.
Wrecsam is no city - the only beneficiaries from that are those who like pomp and circumstance.