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Congratulations and welcome. You’re now part of the Glyndŵr University community and the time is almost here for you to join us. Watch a welcome video from our Vice-Chancellor here. You can also see what services are open to you, the student, by viewing our video here.

The coming weeks will be incredibly busy so we have made it as simple as possible for you to carry out the important tasks that need organising before and on arrival at our campuses in Wrexham and Northop.

These pages are a guide to becoming a Glyndŵr student and enjoying your time with us. We want to help you gain the best degree possible but your wellbeing is of equal importance.

This page includes information on how to register, what to bring with you and essential reading before enrolment, as well as timetables, maps and a list of events and activities taking place during Freshers’ Week. There are plenty of student websites with useful checklists which may help you, here is a good example

If you’re studying at the University via blended or e-learning you will be contacted separately.

If you cannot find all of the information you need, please contact us on: 
Undergraduate students Tel: 01978 293974 Email: undergradschool@glyndwr.ac.uk
Postgraduate students Tel: 01978 293152 Email: graduateschool@glyndwr.ac.uk

Information you will need in your first week

  • The Enrolment Essentials explains what you need to do to enrol as a student at Glyndŵr University. Please ensure you read this prior to induction week.
  • The Enrolment Schedules for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes can be found here. These schedules indicate which session you need to attend in order to complete your enrolment, please refer to the Enrolment Essentials document for more information. Please note – These timetables are constantly being updated, so please ensure you check back to note any changes.
  • Programme Induction Schedules provide your programme timetable for induction week.  When you click on the following link you will be re-directed to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle.
  • Programme base rooms provides a list of rooms for programmes which begin on Monday 23rd September. If you are unable to find your specific programme induction schedule on Moodle then you may refer to this list of rooms to confirm which base room you should attend on 23rd September.
  • If you are a student living away from home then it’s recommended that you register with a local GP as it’s not always practical to travel home for treatment. Here's a list of GP Surgeries

UK students: Once you’re registered with a local GP you can be treated as a temporary resident should you fall ill while visiting your home town.

  • Declaring a Disability or Learning Difference . Tell us about any disability or condition which may affect your ability to study effectively and we will assess whether you are able to access funding for specialist equipment and /or services. You can declare a disability or learning difference at any time during the course of your studies.
  • Catering. The University provides a range of outlets around the campus where students can eat, drink, relax and socialise in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    Scholar’s Rest (main building) is our main dining area offering full cookedbreakfasts, breakfast baps, sandwiches, salads and snacks from pasta to pizza and complete evening meals.

    Opening hours:
    8:30am –6:15pm Monday – Thursday (Term-time only) & 8:30am – 2:45pm Friday

Fellows Café Bar (main building) is a high street style coffee bar at the heart of the campus. Fellows Café Bar offers a wonderful choice from espresso or frothy cappuccino, a breakfast croissant to a generously filled baguette, quality cake or pastry

Chapters 1 Retail and Café Bar (Edward Llwyd Centre) is an ‘essentials’ shopselling a wide range of goods including cold drinks, confectionary, sandwiches and groceries. Chapters also offers a coffee bar service with a wide range of speciality teas coffees and teas, sandwiches and snacks. Newspapers and magazines are on sale here, together with a small range of general grocery and toiletry items.

Café Darganfod (Crispin Lane building) is a cosy little café which sells “Bean to Cup” coffees, hot chocolate, a selection of teas ,cold drinks and hot and cold snacks throughout the day.

Inspirations Café (Regent Street site, sharing the same building as North Wales School of Art and Design) offers a selection of snacks, jacket potatoes and beverages, and is a useful location to obtain good quality food near the centre of town.

Restaurant 1887 (Main building) offers a more formal yet welcoming environment to celebrate a friends’ birthday or special occasion.

The Guild Bar
The Guild is the main student café/bar and is located in the Racecourse Football Ground, further information is available for the Student Guild.

Freshers Guide

Our Freshers Guide will give you all the information that you need to know for your first week and beyond! Inside the guide you’ll get to know your Students’ Guild and discover how to get involved such as becoming a student ambassador. There is essential information such as getting started with your student email, Moodle and a directory of contact numbers. The guide also offers advice on social networking, health and wellbeing, as well as, details about our support services on campus such as the careers centre, zone, student and programmes centre, chaplaincy and little scholars nursery. You’ll also find information on our library, sports, campus shops and eating places.

Freshers Guide 2013-14 (pdf format)

Essential Reading before Enrolment

There are a number of documents that you must read before you enrol as a student at Glyndŵr University:



Dates and Timetables

Enrolment Schedules

The Enrolment Schedules for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes can be found here. These schedules indicate which session you need to attend in order to complete your enrolment, please refer to the Enrolment Essentials document for more information.

Please note – These timetables are constantly being updated, so please ensure you check back to note any changes.



Timetables for academic year and calendar

Provisional timetables and the academic calendar are now available here.

These can also be accessed by logging into Moodle with the username guest and the password guest (you will receive your student number and password upon enrolment) and clicking on the timetables section.

To see your timetable, select your course and year of entry in the right-hand column then the relevant trimester. At the moment there are still a few courses for which timetables are being deliberated; these will be published as soon as possible.






Useful Information

Your Campus

 Safety and Security

Working and Volunteering

  • Your Careers Centre can provide help and information for those seeking paid employment and / or work experience. Use the  course menu on the left-hand side  of the screen to jump to sections of interest. Further information is available via Moodle.

    Beyond the Campus: Things to see and do

Health and safety

Student Finance – important info for Clearing applicants

If you have applied through Clearing, please ensure that Student Finance have your up-to-date university and course details.

For Student Finance England, see here for further details.

For Student Finance Wales, please contact your local authority.





Late Arrivals

If you are joining us after Induction Week has ended please speak to your Programme Leader or School Office as they will be able to brief you on any important information or documents that you may have missed. 

Many of the documents provided here will still be relevant, you can also access your teaching timetable for the year under the Dates and Timetables tab.



Returning Students

As a returning student you will be contacted via email if you need enrol online - some of you may have to enrol in person. Please ensure you complete this process as soon as possible.

  • Please check your student record and update (if necessary).
  • Important communications will be sent to your University email address throughout your studies. To ensure that you receive all relevant information you can Redirect Mail to your personal email account.


FAQs

When will I get my enrolment pack?
Enrolment confirmation letters will start to be sent from mid-August.

When can I move into my accommodation?
Accommodation is available from September 16. For more see here under semester dates.

When do I need to pay my fees?
Fees are paid in instalments;

  • Pay the full fee, or if the fee is greater than £700, then,
  • Pay in three instalments as follows:

Instalment

Due Date

First

When you enrol

Second

By 31st January 2014

Third

By 30th April 2014

When is enrolment?
Week commencing September 23 for most courses. Please check the enrolment timetable.

When is freshers’ week?
Week commencing September 23.

When do classes start?
Week commencing September 30 for most courses. Please check your timetable.

Social Media

There are a number of social media channels representing various departments of the university.

If you want to keep up to date with what is going on at Glyndŵr then follow our main accounts on Facebook or Twitter, we also have a Tumblr blog and YouTube channel.

For Freshers this year, we have an official Facebook page for you to join and chat with other first years.

Welcome from Glyndŵr University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Scott


PLEASE NOTE:
We are continually updating our induction information so if you can’t find everything you need on your first visit then please continue to check the page on a regular basis.