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Wrexham Glyndŵr University

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 focus is ensuring 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.

Campus
Campus

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

UCAS Code: G53

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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

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    101
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.06 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

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

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    2.15 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.16 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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

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    62.3 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    19.2
  • 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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    1,238
  • 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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    491
  • 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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    66.6 / 100.0
  • 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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    71.1 / 100.0

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

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 91%
  • Postgraduate 9%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 47%
  • Part Time 53%

Where students come from

  • UK 84%
  • EU 12%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 48%
  • Female 52%

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

Library

  • 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, Glyndŵr Careers 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 services

  • 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.

Students' Union

  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s Students' Union won the Small and Specialist Students’ Union of the Year in NUS Wales in March 2016, and were Runner-up of Small and Specialist Students' Union in the UK in July 2016.
  • 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 matters, whether on academic matters or on student life.

History

  • 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 University celebrates 10 years. The university is divided into four academic schools – The School of Creative Arts, The School of Social and Life Sciences, The School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering and North Wales Business School.
  • 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 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.

Address

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