Why choose Glyndŵr University

School for Undergraduate Studies and Graduate School

When you join Glyndŵr University as an undergraduate student you enrol as a member of the School for Undergraduate Studies. The School for Undergraduate Studies is a community focused on you. Here you will receive the support you need throughout your student life, and the support to reach your potential.

The Glyndŵr University Graduate School is a community for all postgraduate students and the many members of staff who support them.

Our graduates get jobs

Our graduates have an excellent employability record. In 2010, six months after leaving, 94.7% of our graduates who were available for work had gone on to a career or further study, or both. *

High level of student support

Glyndŵr University prides itself on its superb support network for students, which includes an excellent careers service, a team of professional advisors, and lecturers who give the students all the individual attention they require.

Our campus size means that it is easy for students to form friendships not just within their course group but across the University and smaller lecture and tutorial groups compared to other universities mean that students are able to receive individual support and guidance.

Financial assistance

Glyndŵr University is able to offer a range of bursaries and financial assistance which will mean that you may not have to pay the full fee by studying here. There is also financial assistance for living costs that you may be eligible for.

Part-time students may be able to have their tuition fees paid under the Funding Council’s Fee Waiver Scheme.

Check out the financial benefits of studying at Glyndŵr University or call our Student Funding & Welfare Service on 01978 293547/293548 to talk to an advisor about the financial assistance you may be entitled to.

Campus facilities

Glyndŵr University boasts a plethora of high-quality facilities, including two state-of-the-art centres for creative industries and for the child, family and society; an international standard water-based hockey pitch, radio studio, computer games laboratory and excellent facilities at the North Wales School of Art & Design.

The Plas Coch campus is self-contained and includes an extensive modern library and learning resource centre; excellent IT facilities including WiFi wireless access; a sports centre with an all-weather floodlit playing field, student accommodation and the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium.

There is also a variety of course-specific study facilities including a Human Performance Laboratory; theatre studios; flight simulator; an art gallery; performance vehicle workshop; a scene of crime suite for the forensic science programmes and a Chinese medicine clinic.

In addition, the Regent Street campus houses the North Wales School of Art and Design where there are spacious workshops for all the art specialisms taught at the university. These include animation workshops, dark rooms; wood workshops; design areas; ceramics workshops including glazing areas and pottery workstations; jewellery and metal workshops incorporating kiln rooms; welding bays and an external working area with lean to canopy which provides a space for welding.

There is cost-effective on-campus accommodation and free on-campus parking.

Our Northop campus, based in the idyllic Flintshire countryside, is the hub of our land-based programmes, with specialist facilities for Sports, Horticulture and Animal Studies. The campus features student accommodation, environmental laboratories, landscape gardens, an ancient woodland and access to Deeside College's equine unit, approved by the British Horse Society.

Opportunities for everyone

At Glyndŵr University we recognise that not all our students are 18 year olds coming straight from sixth form or college. In fact, 54% of our full-time undergraduates are over 21 on entry and 17% are over 40.

Many of our students have been inspired to enter higher education as a result of their experience and potential to learn. They are looking to advance in their career or even embark on a career change. We offer a range of support services that can help you combine being a student with your existing roles and responsibilities.

Choice of courses

Glyndŵr University offers full and part-time courses in a range of subject areas including Art and Design; Business; Education; Youth and Community Studies; Humanities; Theatre and Performance; Computing; Communications Technology; Health and Social Care; Criminal Justice; Complementary Therapies; Science and Environment; Sport and Exercise Sciences; Built Environment and Engineering.

The courses are available at a number of different levels from HNC/Ds and foundation and honours degrees through to postgraduate degrees, professional qualifications and research degrees.

This means that there’s something to suit everyone, from college leavers to people wanting to further their career or even have a total career change.

Location

Within an hour and a half you can do it all. Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales and, as the economic centre of the region, it benefits from excellent transport links. It is close to much of the wonderful scenery that the North Wales countryside has to offer and the fantastic North Wales coastline, and yet offers easy access to and from some of the UK’s major cities including Liverpool and Manchester.

Glyndŵr University has all the facilities and gives you all the opportunities to get your career moving - you only have to visit the campus to see why so many students say it’s the right choice!

* Destination Leavers Survey 2010.