Wrexham Glyndŵr University
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.19 / 5.00
- 2.15 / 4.00
- 0.16 / 1.00
- 58.2 / 100.0
- 64.0 / 100.0
- 67.6 / 100.0
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. The focus to ensure that students leave 'work-ready', whether that's through specialist advice or support, placements and work experience. The university is recognised and renowned for providing our students with high-levels of satisfaction, support and career opportunities.
- The admissions team will support students through the application process every step of the way.
- All applications are judged on individual merit taking into account both qualifications and experience in order to make a decision.
- Many of the university's degrees are available with an integrated foundation year providing an additional access point for students who don’t quite meet the requirements for the more traditional 3 year route.
- Work-related learning is at the heart of courses, providing opportunities for students to learn by working with industry, employers and professional clients, learning via placements, work experience, responding to live briefs and developing their own enterprise projects.
- We focus on delivering research programmes with real-world impacts, from projects working with local businesses to develop and enhance practices, to global astronomical projects.
- The importance of problem-solving is emphasised through the latest cutting-edge ideas and technical knowledge.
- When students enroll they are allocated a personal tutor who provides advice, pastoral and academic support throughout their studies.
Type of Qualification:
- Programmes are modular, allowing students to study topics from other subject areas of interest; full- and part-time study routes are available across the majority of courses.
- Students can choose to study a second language, or learn skills and gain experience with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL).
- Two-Year Fast-Track degrees with all the content of traditional 3-year routes, but condensed over 3 10-week semesters; available exclusively as part of the courses offered by the North Wales Business School at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
- Four-year Integrated Masters. Selecting this option gives students eligibility for student loan funding towards fees and living costs for the full 4 years of the course, whereas a standalone masters at the end of a course won't be eligible for this funding. Integrated Masters degrees are currently available in Art and Design, Business and Computing.
- Work-related learning. Many courses include opportunities to gain hands-on experience both on-campus, through exhibitions, competitions and performances, or through external work placement opportunities.
Student Services and Facilities
- The Centre for the Creative Industries includes technology and facilities for TV, music, journalism, film, art and more. It’s home to the BBC in North-East Wales, as well as Calon FM, the on-campus radio station.
- A traditional Victorian building houses art and design studio space, galleries and specialist computer laboratories, along with an art shop for supplies. Specialist facilities include wood workshops, welding bays and design areas, ceramics workshops, and kiln rooms in the jewellery and metal workshops. The Oriel Sycharth Gallery is open to the public and features exhibitions by art students and graduates as well as international artists.
- Engineering and electronics facilities include car workshops, flight simulator and a hangar complete with jet and piston aircraft, and an electronics laboratory with mechanical and corrosion testing equipment.
- Other specialist facilities include a realistic Scene of Crime Unit ‘house’; the Human Performance Laboratory with advanced analysis equipment for cardiovascular and 3D motion to carry out fitness testing on professional sports people; an 8-bed Chinese Medicine Clinic open to the public enabling student practitioners to deliver treatments; and the Centre for the Child, Family and Society, which doubles as a day nursery and university research centre for child development.
- The rural Northop campus is the hub for land-based and equine education, with access to an ancient woodland and conservation area and a British Horse Society (BHS) Approved Equine Unit, along with laboratories and workshops.The Centre for the Creative Industries includes technology and facilities for TV, music, journalism, film, art and more. It’s home to the BBC in North-East Wales, as well as Calon FM, the on-campus radio station.
- The university's DisAbility team provides help, advice and support for the duration of study, working with students to identify individual needs and provide specific arrangements to support them.
- This may include: note taking in lectures, use of the Assistive Technology Suite (featuring high/low level lighting, adaptive furniture, ergonomic equipment etc), 1-to-1 specialist dyslexia tutor support, mental health monitoring and much more.
- 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 socialize, make new friends and try something different.
- Ask Glyn: this online tool will help students find the right place for advice and guidance on a whole range of matters, whether on academic matters or on student life.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The university's online job service is a handy way of helping students find part-time, temporary and graduate 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.
- Glyndŵr Careers helps students wherever they are on the employment ladder with professional advice and guidance for their future career.
- The dedicated team of experts give students support such as developing a CV to help present themselves strongly to recruiters, advice on applications, mock interviews and online assessments.
- A range of career development learning sessions will encourage students to develop lifelong career skills, develop employment skills, apply for jobs or find work placement opportunities.
6,661 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 90%
- Postgraduate 10%
Mode of study
- Full Time 50%
- Part Time 50%
Where students come from
- UK 85%
- EU 8%
- Other 6%
- Male 46%
- Female 54%
- 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 4 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 opto-electronics research centre based in St Asaph.
- Brian Percival – Emmy award-winning director of Downton Abbey.
- Owain Brown – Crusaders rugby league player.
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