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Living off campus

We hope in your first year of study you will choose to live on campus to take advantage of all the great facilities we have. However,  if you choose to live off campus you will still be able to take advantage of all the on campus facilites such as the Sports Centre, Students' Union (named NUS Wales Small and Specialist Students’ Union of the Year 2016), health centre, computer labs and library.

When living off campus we strongly advise you to choose properties which are safe, secure and well managed. To help students do this, Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s Residential and Campus Life team maintain an online web register called Student Pad where you can search for suitable properties to rent in and around the Wrexham area.



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.



The town centre area is home to a good selection of pubs ranging from traditional real ale houses to more modern bars showing live sports, all within a short walk of each other.

Wrexham's student scene has really come of age over the past few years, and there are some great club nights to enjoy.

ATIK (formerly Liquid and Envy) is North Wales' largest nightclub venue, and hosts the official Wrexham Glyndŵr student night. With capacity for more than 1600 people in two rooms, the club's various theme nights regularly feature the UK's top DJs and PAs.

Central Station also hosts a broad range of regular club nights, alongside their live music events

Beyond Wrexham

Chester is the nearest stop if you want to freshen up your nightlife away from Wrexham.  Regular bus and train services run to the city and a taxi won't be too expensive if you're clubbing together with your friends. 

The city comes alive at the weekend as the trendy bars and traditional pubs which line its streets open until the early hours.

Chester Nightlife

Chirk Castle


There's no shortage of things to do in and around Wrexham and the surrounding areas to keep you occupied. Whether you're looking for historic sites, family days out or some extreme sporting action, you certainly won't get bored.


Wrexham is great for shopping - whether you're looking for the perfect something for a night out, to kit out your new student flat, or just to stock up on the essentials, you'll find everything you need right here.

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