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Life on campus

Life on campus

Bars, cafes and shops

There is a pop-up bar in the Students' Union building, The Lazy Lion, which plays host to a number of events throughout the year and comes into its own during Freshers' Week.

There is a range of catering outlets across the Wrexham campus, all of which have recently been re-vamped, where students can eat, drink, relax and socialise in an environment that is as stylish and modern as can be found on the high street.

The Plas Coch site hosts United Kitchen, our main dining area, which offers everything from sandwiches and salads to breakfasts and complete evening meals. Special dietary requirements are catered for including halal, vegetarian and gluten free meals, and themed meals and barbecues take place at regular intervals.

There are also a number of vending machines located across the campus providing quick refreshments between lectures.

Some shops are available on the different Wrexham Glyndŵr University campuses, with each shop specialising in particular products to meet the needs of students.

United Kitchen

Societies and Events

There are plenty of things to do at Wrexham Glyndŵr University and the surrounding area when you want to take time out from your studies.

We have the Terry Hands Theatre, the Catrin Finch Centre and William Aston Hall which hosts a wide variety of music, comedy and theatre productions.

You can get involved in a number of events run by the Students’ Union (named NUS Wales Small and Specialist Students’ Union of the Year 2016) and can join a number of societies - or even start your own!

During my third year, I lived in the Student Village accommodation. It was really good value for money, and came with all the essentials; and help was always on hand if you needed it. Most of all, I loved the the accommodation encouraged you to meet and build relationships with fellow students at the university. The accommodation sites are the social hubs of Wrexham Glyndwr. Ellie Felton


Our sports centre is situated at the heart of our Wrexham campus. It is one of the premier sporting venues in North Wales and has hosted several major sporting events proving we're serious about sport and the part it plays in University and community life.

Netball team

Health and Safety

A list of local doctors' surgeries is available in your residents' handbook.

Also on Wrexham Glyndwr's Plas Coch campus, there is an Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies Clinic  - an eight bed clinic which is open to treat the public, staff and students.

Your safety is important to us, the campus has 24 hour security presence.

At Wrexham Glyndwr University we are dedicated to creating a supportive environment where you can be sure that meeting your needs will be at the heart of all we do.

We are a university known for the excellent care and support we offer – that is why we have such a diverse student population and a great record of helping people to reach their potential. find out more about our wellbeing support here.

Health and safety

 Some of the advantages if you decide to live on campus are:

  • you are close to lectures
  • there are no travel costs or travelling time
  • you are amongst lots of fellow students new to life at university
  • accommodation costs are set for the year
  • the cost of accommodation includes a furnished room, utility bills and internet access
  • the locks are secure and the campus has 24 hour security presence
  • you are close to the Students' Union and its events
  • you can use the restaurants on campus
  • you are close to the  on-site Sports Centre 

Check out all our facilities on campus.


Wrexham itself is steeped in heritage, with beautiful scenery and numerous historical sites, as well as a bustling town centre with great shopping, a thriving culture and entertainment scene, and a buzzing night life. Not bad for a small market town.

What's more, it's a really easy place to get to. Located just off the A483, we have excellent links to all major road routes in the North West, as well as an extensive bus network across North Wales, North West England and the Midlands.

Wrexham also has great railway connections, with two main stations that run direct services to Chester, Holyhead and the North Wales Coast, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and Cardiff. You can also be in London in just over two and a half hours, Edinburgh in just over four, and Dublin in under six.

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