Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a vibrant, friendly and inclusive learning community, focused on inspiring each student and placing them firmly at the heart of everything it does. Its aim is to ensure students leave 'work-ready', whether that's through specialist advice or support, placements and work experience. The university prides itself on providing its students with high levels of satisfaction, support and career opportunities.

Town Centre
Town Centre

In or close to the centre of a town


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: G53

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 89%
  • Postgraduate 11%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 49%
  • Part Time 51%

Where students come from

  • UK 83%
  • EU 15%
  • Other 2%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Students can access more than 120,000 physical books, DVDs and learning resources, as well as thousands of electronic textbooks and journals across both on-site libraries.

Student jobs

  • The university's online job service can help students find job vacancies, as well as work experience and volunteering opportunities.
  • The university also offers temporary and casual vacancies such as opportunities to become a student ambassador.

Careers advice

  • Whatever step of the employment ladder students are on, the award-winning Careers and Employability team can provide advice and guidance for their future career.
  • From support developing a CV that will help present them strongly to recruiters, advice on applications, mock interviews and online assessments, the dedicated team of experts enable students to make the most of opportunities and explore what's right for them.
  • All students and graduates can access support from the Careers and Employability team indefinitely.

Health services

  • The university provides a wide range of help and support covering anything from counselling and healthcare advice.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • If students need to talk about anything that may be affecting their lives or studies, they can book one-to-one appointments with a trained counsellor or join a relevant group session.

Disability support

  • Whatever a student's disability, learning difference or medical condition, the university can provide support to ensure they get all the help and financial support they're entitled to during their time at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
  • The disability team can help create a learning plan specifically for students to help them achieve. It could involve anything from additional tutors to use of specialist equipment.
  • At the assessment centre, the team can provide study needs assessments for students who are eligible for the Disabled Students' Allowance.

Other services and facilities

  • Located around the campuses, the Ask team help with enquiries from academic procedures to accommodation, where to get health care support, timetables and anything in-between.
  • Personal tutors are available to help students get the most out of university; a member of staff is allocated to each student on their enrolment to provide advice, pastoral and academic support throughout their studies.
  • The university provides a number of opportunities for students to study and socialise through the Welsh language, establishing a branch of Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to support those students who wish to pursue their academic studies in Welsh or bilingually.
  • Specialist course facilities include a Merlin Flight Simulator, two on-site clinics with advanced simulation equipment, dedicated radio, TV and recording studios, a scene of crime suite, Techniquest Glyndŵr science centre, and access to Colliers Park training ground.

Students' Union

  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s Students' Union have won multiple awards from NUS Wales, including the Participation award in 2018, Education award in 2017 and the Small and Specialist Students' Union of the Year in 2016. It was also named Wales Higher Education Students' Union of the Year in 2018.
  • The Students' Union has a constantly growing list of societies students can get involved with, giving fantastic opportunities to socialise, make new friends and try something different.
  • Ask Glyn: this online tool helps students find the right place for advice and guidance on a whole range of issues, whether on academic matters or on student life.


  • Education has been offered from the Wrexham sites since 1887, when the university was known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art.
  • In 2018 Wrexham Glyndŵr celebrated ten years as a university. The university is divided into two faculties – the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, and the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
  • Whilst the majority of courses are still offered at the Wrexham campus there is also a dedicated rural campus in Northop specialising in animal science and biodiversity, and a cutting-edge optoelectronics research centre based in St Asaph.

Fascinating Fact

  • 15 engineers from Wrexham Glyndŵr University are polishing prototype mirrors for the European Southern Observatory’s European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

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


Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Plas Coch Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW