- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
Coleg Llandrillo was established in 1965, and was first known as Llandrillo Technical College. In 2010 the college merged with Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, becoming the largest college in North Wales. It is a further and higher education college based in Rhos-on-Sea on the north Wales coast.
Courses and teaching
Higher education courses are offered in partnership with Bangor University, Glyndwr University and the University of Wales, Newport. Undergraduate courses include Automotive Engineering, Deaf Studies, Hospitality & Catering, Media Production & Games Development and Sport.
Full time undergraduate courses at the college are £7,800 per year, but students who live in Wales are eligible for a fee grant from the Welsh government of £3,375 towards the cost.
The college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus is based near to the holiday resort of Llandudno. The town itself has a shopping centre, a Victorian pier and is also close to Snowdonia National Park, while Llandudno has many bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants. There are also drink and entertainment outlets at the college.
The main campus is in Colwyn Bay and there are three more sites in Abergele, Denbigh and Rhyl.
There are no halls of residence at the college, but privately owned accommodation can be rented from upwards of £55 per month.
Resources in the main library at the Rhos-on-Sea campus include a stock of 40,000 books, a large collection of audio-visual material and back copies of journals which are available for loan. There are currently 62 open access computers.
Facilities include a gym, a multi-purpose sports hall, outdoor pitch and squash court, which are open on a daily basis and available to all students, providing they are not being used for classes.