Glyndŵr University Northop is at the centre of the University’s land-based provision, offering facilities and courses in animal studies and equine science, wildlife and plant biology, geography, ecology, biodiversity and the environment.
Based within a rural setting, yet within easy reach of Wrexham, our Flintshire campus provides the perfect venue for land-based students to put their studies and learning into practice.
The campus boasts a wealth of specialist facilities including a landscaping skills centre, environmental and science laboratories, an organic farm production unit, ancient woodland and conservation area, and formal and informal gardens.
There is also dedicated student accommodation, a sports hall for activities and events, and IT and business suites incorporating video conferencing and lecture facilities.
The site is also home to the land-based campus of our collaborative partner Coleg Cambria, with our students able to take advantage of state-of-the art facilities such as their Small Animals Care Centre, which houses more than 100 animals, and incorporates 10 different habitats for animals ranging from marmoset monkeys to snakes and scorpions, and the British Horse Society (BHS) Approved Equine Unit, which includes an indoor arena with viewing gallery, a floodlit outdoor arena, stabling, paddocks and two cross-country courses. There are also facilities for hacking in the grounds.
The Equine Unit hosts a wide range of events throughout the year from competitions and clinics to shows and training events, giving students opportunities to gain experience with top riders and renowned trainers and experts.
Our Northop campus provides a base for rural and environmental projects, such as Horticulture Wales and the Flintshire Forest School.
The Flintshire Forest School is run by the Plas Derw Trust, a not-for-profit social enterprise that promotes outdoor learning and sustainable living in North East Wales. The Forest School offers schools and community groups the opportunity to build self-esteem, self-confidence and social, emotional and practical skills through regular woodland visits featuring activities such as campfire cooking, shelter building, flora and fauna identification and woodland management.
The Northop campus is conveniently located just off the A55, and is less than 15 miles from both Wrexham and Chester. With its range of modern, well-equipped teaching and seminar rooms, it is the perfect venue for meetings, conferences and training, and is available for external hire.
As well as business use, the site also regularly plays host to a wide range of events from outdoor festivals and well-being retreats to horse and dog shows.
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