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Wrexham Glyndŵr University

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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    236
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    22.1
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.15
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,447
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.10
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    412
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    66.1
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    74.3
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    55.6

History

  • We’ve been delivering education at our main Wrexham campus since 1887, when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art.
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University started in 2008 so we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK.

Location and Transport

  • Wrexham Campus The main campus located five minutes from the centre of Wrexham, is ideally placed on the edge of a vibrant town featuring everything you’d expect of a modern community.
  • The campus is also based right next door to Wrexham General train station and the A483 dual carriageway making it easily accessible by car and train.
  • Northop Campus Set in the heart of the stunning North Wales countryside, the Northop Campus is our hub for all our biology, environment and animal courses.
  • The site has benefitted from significant investment to its workshops, laboratories student accommodation, lecture rooms and sports hall.
  • St Asaph A cutting-edge research centre bringing together academia and industry, with work centred around the cutting-edge opto-electronics industry.
  • The site features science laboratories, research facilities and much more, as world-leading scientists produce prototype mirrors for the world’s largest telescope.

Entry Requirements

  • Foundation Year/FdA – 48 UCAS points
  • Three-Year Bachelor – 112 UCAS points
  • Two-Year Fast-Track Bachelor – 120 UCAS points
  • Integrated Masters – 120 UCAS points

Student Mix

The 6,765 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 87%
  • Postgraduate 13%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%

Domicile

  • UK 75%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 14%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

Course Flexibility

  • More than 240 courses are on offer. For a full list visit our 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).
  • Kick-Start (Foundation) degrees are available if you want to study at university but think you might not have the grades or experience – our four-year kick-start degrees could be the answer.
  • Two-Year Fast-Track degrees. Available exclusively as part of the courses offered by the North Wales Business School at Wrexham Glyndwr University. Our two-year Fast Track degrees feature all the content of our traditional three-year routes, but condensed over three 10-week semesters.
  • Integrated Masters. Our four year Integrated Masters routes give you the opportunity to take masters-level modules in your final year and graduate from university with a higher level degree. By choosing this pathway you'll be eligible for student loan funding towards fees and living costs for the full four years of your course, however if you choose to do a standalone masters at the end of your course you won't be eligible for this funding.
  • Integrated Masters degrees are currently available in Art and Design, Computing, Engineering.

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.

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

  • Mixing contemporary facilities with Grade II listed buildings, Glyndŵr University is a fantastic place for you to study, learn and live.
  • From our cutting-edge Centre for the Creative Industries to the dedicated Centre for the Child, Family and Society; we’re committed to providing learning environments focused on you and your development.
  • The purpose-built site has all the facilities you would expect of a campus-based university such as a student bar, sports facilities, cafes, restaurants 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

Our DisAbility team exists to provide help, advice and support throughout your course of study. They work with students to identify individual needs and provide specific arrangements to support them, for example:

  • Note taking in lectures
  • Use of our Assistive Technology Suite (featuring high/low level lighting, adaptive furniture, ergonomic equipment etc)
  • One-to-one specialist dyslexia tutor support
  • Mental health monitoring and much more.
  • For more information call 01978 293266 or email disability@glyndwr.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • Run by and for students, the Guild aims to make your time at Glyndwr the very best it can be by organising exciting entertainment and events, promoting your interests and providing student welfare and support for all; from advice on housing and money to health and wellbeing.
  • When you enroll at the university you'll become a full member of the Students' Guild as well as the National Union of students (NUS).

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • There are opportunities to work for the university as student ambassadors, engaging with potential and prospective students.
  • Our online job shop is your handy way of helping you find part-time, temporary and graduate vacancies, as well as work experience and volunteering opportunities.
  • We also offer temporary vacancies on campus through the Glyndwr Temps service.
  • Contact Wrexham Glyndwr University's Career Centre for careers advice at careerscentre@glyndwr.ac.uk.

Careers Guidance

  • Whatever the step of the employment ladder you're on, the Wrexham Glyndwr careers team is ready to help you.
  • From advice on creating a contemporary CV that will catch the eyes of recruiters, help with a tricky application or even someone to practice an interview scenario with you, our dedicated team of experts are perfectly placed to help you make the most of your opportunities and explore what's right for you.

Notable Alumni

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

Further Details

Address Glyndŵr University
Plas Coch Campus
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW
UCAS Code G53
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