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WGU ten years
Your story

Your story

We're looking for stories from previous staff and students who have some great memories of their time here in Wrexham.

Perhaps you met your partner here, or you're looking to get back in touch with your former colleagues - or maybe you just want to reflect on a special time that you had here.  If so, please get in touch.

You can email your story to or alternatively share your story with us on our social media pages using the hashtag #WGU10years

We'd love to hear from you!

"I initially started my studies at another university, but I wasn't happy there.  I made the decision to transfer to Wrexham Glyndwr where I was instantly welcomed and introduced to people who years later are my best friends and one of my bridesmaids.

The support at Glyndwr was first class, from the academic support to the library staff and to disability services. In my second year a lecturer questioned if I had dyslexia, which was confirmed in my third year. The disability support staff were amazing, learning about me and then supporting me in the way that was the most beneficial to me as an individual.

I am so greatful for my time at Glyndwr and wearing my cap and Gown was an incredibly proud moment. 

Since my Glyndwr journey, I have completed my teacher training and I am now a PMLD SEN teacher in a specialist school. Without Glyndwr believing me, I would not be standing in front of my class each day making them believe in themselves. I cannot thank the lecturers and support staff enough. "

Claire Jones, BA (Hons) Childhood and Education Studies, Class of 2012


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Natalie Jones

"One of my favourite memories of the Northop Campus is when I lived in Halls of Residence and it was snowing badly. We found a sledge in the cupboard and went sledging. Some of the staff from the Animal Care team were walking by with a bin lid ready to do some sledging and ended up joining in with us. It was nice how the staff and students were close. I also loved seeing the place develop from WCOH to Glyndwr, plus the changes that were made to the animal unit etc...I studied there from 2006-2010, and then returned in 2014 to do the top up degree, with which I graduated on 31st October 2014!"

Natalie Jones, BSc Hons Animal Studies, Class of 2014

"I recommend Wrexham Glyndwr University to anyone.

Being at Glyndwr gave me such great opportunity to meet new people who were also interested in the same career choice as myself and learn how people work.  We all play different roles and each individual works differently, but everyone wants to reach the same goal, and Glyndwr was pivotal in learning how to work as a team."

Gareth Roberts, BA (Hons) Television Production and Technology, Class of 2015


 Sound and Broadcast students


Sound and Broadcast students Neil, Gareth and Christos (L-R) with lecturer Brian Klaveness in 2008.