About us

About us

Wrexham Glyndŵr University started in 2008 so we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK.

It is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention.

Our inspiration

Our name comes from Welsh scholar and hero Owain Glyndŵr and we aim to champion some of the same philosophies as him.

We are proud to name our university after a man who cherished learning, loved his country, embraced an international outlook, and constantly demonstrated an inspiring and enterprising approach to life.

His spirit lies at the heart of Wrexham Glyndŵr University where we set out to be bold, enterprising and open to all in everything that we do.

We’ve been delivering education at our main Wrexham campus since 1887, when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art. We first started offering degrees in 1924 but we've come a long way since then.

Our connections

Today, industry-led courses are at the heart of our offering. We pride ourselves on our links with leading local and regional employers, such as Airbus, Kellogg’s, JCB and the BBC.  Their knowledge and expertise is fed back into our courses, ensuring that out students are provided with only the most relevant skills for their future career.

Our community

We are extremely proud of the opportunities which we provide for those from non-traditional backgrounds to enter higher education. More than half of our students study part-time and we are one of the UK’s leading universities for supporting students from lower socio-economic backgrounds through university thanks to our comprehensive Widening Access programme in the local community.

Our location

We began with just our two campuses in Wrexham (Plas Coch and Regent Street), but we have since grown to include campuses in St Asaph and Northop in North Wales as well as a satellite campus in Kingston-upon-Thames in London.   We are a small university compared to many others, but with that comes a great sense of community with a fantastic support network for all our students and staff.

If you're interested in studying at Wrexham Glyndwr, or you're a local business that would like to get involved, take a look around our website to see what we have to offer.

You can even get a taster of life on campus by viewing our new video below.

Our mission statement

Our Mission is to work in partnership to inspire and educate our students and enable social and economic success.

Our vision

The Vision encompasses seven commitments that are carried into the main body of the Strategic Framework and supported by a number of actions.