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Glyndwr University

Wrexham View All Courses

Name

Glyndwr University

Address

Plas Coch,
Mold Road,
Wrexham,
LL11 2AW

Tel

01978 290666

Fax

01978 290008

Web

www.glyndwr.ac.uk

Email

[email protected]

Overview

Glyndwr University is in the flourishing city of Wrexham. It is within a very short distance of the North Welsh mountains and picturesque seaside towns. Wrexham has established transport links with the nearby cities of Manchester and Liverpool.  

Background and History

The roots of Glyndwr University can be traced back to 1887, when the Wrexham School of Science and Art was opened. The academic institution went through a series of changes, prior to becoming a full member of the University of Wales in 2006. It was only in 2008 that Glyndwr University was officially named and granted degree awarding powers.

Location and Accessibility

By rail: The main Glyndwr University campus is located within easy walking distance of both the Wrexham General and Central stations.

By road: After joining the A483 from the M53 motorists will see signposts for Wrexham/Mold and Glyndwr University.

The Disability and Learning Support Team are available to provide help to any Glyndwr students who request it. The campus facilities are generally easily accessible, with ramps and rails in appropriate places.

What's on Offer

BA, BSc, Cerificate of Higher Education in Journalism, FdA, FdEng, FdSc, Graduate Certificate, MA, MSc, PGCE

Entry Requirements

The admissions staff consider each application on it's individual merits. While the minimum expected for acceptance onto most courses is 240 UCAS points, students without formal qualifications are regularly granted places.

Accommodation

University Accommodation

There are many places for undergraduates and postgraduates in the Student Village, Plas Coch Hostel and Snowdon Hall. Some students choose to stay in the more peaceful Bath Road and Clwyd houses.

Private Accommodation

Students often choose to move into houses of multiple occupation at the end of their first year. There are a range of options, from basic rooms, to a double en suite bedroom in the prettiest of areas in Wrexham.

Courses and Fees

Faculties and Departments

The University of Glyndwr offers courses in a variety of study areas, these include: Art and Design, Creative Industries, Media and Performance, Early Childhood Studies, Education, Electrical Engineering, Computing, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Health and Sciences, Humanities, Material and Analytical Science, Management and Business, Society and Community, Sport and Exercise Sciences and Welsh.

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

The North Wales School of Art and Design has an outstanding reputation for developing the talents of creative students. Research has been deemed to be of an excellent standard in the areas of Computer Science, Informatics, Metallurgy and Materials.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses vary depending on the course of study. Fees for international are likely to be higher than those for UK/EU students as well. For precise information we recommend getting in touch with the University directly, or visiting their website.

Financial Support

The eligibility of students for grants and bursaries is dependent on family income and whether Glyndwr was the first choice University. Welsh residents may obtain an Assembly Learning Grant of up to £5,000. There are also a variety of substantial maintenance and tuition fee loans available.

Facilities

Academic Facilities

There are a number of high standard lecture theatres at the Plas Coch, Northop and St Asaph sites. The largest selection of learning resources is available from the Edward Lloyd Centre. Students can also gain access to a wide range of texts and programme content via the Virtual Learning Environment. Students staying in campus accommodation will enjoy access to the WiFi internet network.

Other on-site Amenities

Groceries may be purchased at the supermarkets just across the road from the Student Village. There are a wide variety of meal options at the various on-site catering establishments. Sporting facilities include astroturf football and hockey pitches and indoor sprung floor and dance studios, where students can burn off their energy.  

Medical and Social Care

There is an on campus nurse who can provide medical help and information regarding healthy living issues. Students are also encouraged to register with one of two university GP practices. The Glyndwr chaplaincy offers spiritual guidance to students of all faiths.  

What's on in the Area

The increasingly popular city of Wrexham has much to offer students of Glyndwr University. Those with an interest in local history might like to visit the grand historic house of Erddig, which was built in the 18th century. Those who enjoy the thrill of high octane sports might want to catch a game at the North Wales Regional Hockey Stadium. For the very best in night time entertainment, the William Aston Hall is the place to be. Internationally acclaimed artists such as Katherine Jenkins and Cerys Matthews have entertained sell out crowds at this venue.

Moving On

Many students have found the services provided by the Glyndwr Careers Advice team to be invaluable in their pursuit of a career. Work experience is offered in the shape of Go Wales placements at a variety of high profile businesses and organisations. There is also the opportunity to sit mock interviews and make necessary CV amendments with the help of the friendly staff. Job fairs take place at various points during the academic year.

Did you know?

Glyndwr University has full membership of the Fair Trade Coalition. The University was named after Owain Glyndwr, the fiercely patriotic leader of a 15th century Welsh rebellion. Notable alumni include Brian Percival, the Director of Downton Abbey, and Owain Brown, a rugby league player for the North Wales Crusaders.

Is Glyndwr University the place for you?

If you are looking for a University which offers a cheap cost of living. If you like the thought of taking day trips to see the beautiful Welsh countryside. If you are a firm believer in Welsh independence. If you like the feel of large scale universities then this isn't the place for you. Why not try Sheffield Hallam or the University of Leeds?

Videos

Glyndwr University: WelcomeGlyndwr University: Wrexham and BeyondFor more videos on individual course profiles, why not check outGlyndwr University's YouTube Channel?
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