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Glyndŵr University

2016 League Table Ranking 123
2016 Overall Score 407
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Entry Standards 243 Help
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Student-Staff Ratio 23.3 Help
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Research Quality 2.15 Help
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Academic Services Spend 1,291 Help
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Student Satisfaction 4.07 Help
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Facilities Spend 314 Help
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Graduate Prospects 63.3 Help
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Degree Completion 75.8 Help
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Good Honours 53.6 Help
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Green Score 42.4 Help
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  • Glyndŵr University has a 120 year history of delivering higher education in north Wales.
  • The university traces its roots to 1887 when the Wrexham School of Science and Arts was formed from miners' 'Whisky Money', a tax on beer and spirits.
  • In July 2008, the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI) was awarded university status, and Glyndŵr University was inaugurated.

Location and Transport

  • The main Wrexham campus is a short walk from Wrexham town centre.
  • The Northop campus is set in 91 hectares (225 acres) of landscaped gardens in Flintshire, north east Wales, accessible by car and bus.
  • The university has a number of research sites across north Wales, including an optoelectronics facility at St Asaph. It has close links with Gladstone's Library in Hawarden.
  • The university has established a new advanced materials centre at Broughton in association with Airbus UK.
  • Excellent road and rail links connect Wrexham with Manchester and Liverpool in about an hour, and there are direct train services to Cardiff and London.

Entry Standards

  • Usually 240 UCAS points for an honours degree; 120 points for a foundation degree.
  • Those with no formal qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

Student Mix

The 8,405 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

Course Flexibility

  • More than 240 courses are on offer. For a full list visit the website.
  • Programmes are modular, allowing students to study topics from other subject areas of interest.
  • Students can choose to study a second language, or learn skills and gain experience with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL).

Teaching Standards

  • Commended by the QAA for the ready access students have to academic and personal support, and the commitment of staff to enhancing the students' learning experience.
  • 100% history and nursing student satisfaction in National Student Survey 2008.

Research Standards

  • The university has eight research centres, including the Centre for Applied Internet Research and the Materials Science Research Centre.
  • Leading the world in elements of scientific research with Computing, Engineering, Psychology and Communications all judged to have submitted world leading research in the Research Excellence framework 2014.
  • Glyndŵr University's Centre for Solar Energy Research is one of the UK's leading centres for photovoltaics research.
  • The university awards Masters and PhDs of the University of Wales.

Academic Strengths

  • The North Wales School of Art and Design has an international reputation for innovation and excellence. Its students have won prestigious D&AD awards and the Macmillan book prize.

Student Facilities

  • Shortlisted for the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community award at the 2009 Times Higher Education Awards.
  • Dedicated state-of-the-art Centre for the Creative Industries including; a double height TV studio with optional seating for up to 50, a flexible design studio, 3D workshop equipped with precision 3D printer, laser cutter, large scale printer and a 3D laser scanner, Apple training suite, post-production vision mixing and sound lighting equipment and voice over rooms.
  • Thirteen computer suites and wireless internet access across the Wrexham campus.
  • The purpose-built site has all the facilities you would expect of a campus-based University such as a student bar, sports facilities, cafes and restaurants, library and It facilities.
  • We also have some facilities that you might not expect such as our Art gallery, International football and rugby stadium, Flight simulator, Crime scene labs and Chinese medicine clinic.

Disability Services

  • For details on the disability services at Glyndŵr, telephone +44(0)1978 293056, email or visit the website.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Guild is run by students for students. Its building has everything you'd expect - a bar, careers centre, welfare advice centre and more.


  • Glyndŵr University's sports centre, on the Wrexham campus, is home to a six badminton court-sized sports hall, fitness suite and dance studio.
  • It's also home to the international-standard North Wales Regional Hockey Stadium, plus an all-weather sports pitch.
  • Students can join clubs for sports ranging from football to cricket.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • Two new centres, the Centre for the Creative Industries and Centre for the Child, Family and Society opened in 2011.
  • The university has also acquired the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium, the world's oldest international football stadium still in use and the home of Wrexham FC, as well as sports training facilities at Colliers Park.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • A wealth of employment opportunities exist in and around Wrexham.
  • There are opportunities to work for the university as Student Ambassadors, engaging with potential and prospective students.
  • The Student Job Shop, located in the Careers Centre, helps those studying at the university find suitable work in the local area.
  • Contact Glyndwr University's Career Centre for career advice at

Careers Guidance

  • The Glyndwr Careers Centre exist to help our students stand out from the crowd.
  • With an increasingly competitive jobs market, the team is here to work with you right from the very first day you arrive. We will help you to explore your next steps, unravel your career ideas and understand the value of your skills and experience.

Notable Alumni

  • Brian Percival, Emmy award-winning director of Downton Abbey.
  • Owain Brown, Crusaders rugby league player.

For further information

  • +44 (0)1978 293439
  • Glyndŵr University
    Plas Coch Campus
    Mold Road
    LL11 2AW
UCAS Code G53

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