Coleg Cambria

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Coleg Cambria
Colegcambria-logo.png
Coleg Cambria logo
Motto An internationally recognised college of excellence
Established 2013 (2013)
Type Further Education College
Principal David B Jones
Students 27,000
Location North East Wales, Wales, United Kingdom
Campus multiple campuses
Website www.cambria.ac.uk

Coleg Cambria in North East Wales is one of the UK’s largest colleges[1] with over 7000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time learners, with international links covering four continents. Coleg Cambria was created following the merger of Deeside College and Yale College, Wrexham. Coleg Cambria began operating on the 1st of August 2013.[2]

It serves three local authorities with a population of almost 400,000 people which represents more than 12% of the population of Wales.[3] The college works in partnership with over 1000 employers including Airbus, JCB, Kelloggs, Kronospan, Moneypenny, UPM Shotton Paper and Village Bakery.[3]

Locations[edit]

Coleg Cambria has six campuses across North East Wales - Deeside, Yale (Grove Park and Bersham Road in Wrexham), Llysfasi, Northop and Wrexham Training. Facilities include a 1000 acre farm, animal care centre, two restaurants, a centre of excellence for Engineering, a public art gallery and Flintshire County Council Corporate Training Centre.

The Name[edit]

“Coleg” is the Welsh name for college and “Cambria” is the classical name for Wales, being the Latinised form of the Welsh name Cymru (Wales).

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The 'spectrum design' was developed and chosen with support from students, staff, Governors and local businesses and is intended to signify the diversity and inclusivity of the college. The spectrum mark also forms an abstract letter ‘C’.[4]

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Coordinates: 53°13′35″N 3°4′42″W / 53.22639°N 3.07833°W / 53.22639; -3.07833