NEWI's link with the community has always been strong.
Its role as a community resource takes a variety of forms from the on-campus sports centre open to the public and the concerts and events held in the William Aston Hall, through to NEWI's community education project which takes learning to community groups and its on-campus art gallery.
For the fourth year NEWI has continued the yearly event of producing a CD with local schools in aid of charity.
This year the proceeds from the CD are being donated to Children in Need. The Christmas Carol CD has been recorded over the last two months and will be launched to the public at a special event at the William Aston Hall on Tuesday, December 7.
The studio session provided an exciting experience for the young pupils, who recorded their chosen carols in NEWI's recording studio, equipped with the very latest media production facilities. Our own sound recording degree students have also been involved in the production of the CD.
Also on a broadcasting note NEWI awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Controller of BBC Wales, Menna Richards in this year's graduation ceremony.
NEWI has formed a close relationship with the BBC and Menna Richards visited us in 2002 to open the studio in which our charity CD had been produced. She will also become a member of NEWI Board of Governors from 2005.
NEWI sees its role as being at the heart of the community and creating a working relationship with other bodies such as the BBC and Children in Need to help put the community of Wrexham on the national and international map.