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Frequently asked questions


Will I fit in?

Will I need to leave home?

Will I get in to university?

Who is the best person to contact if I want more information?

Will I fit in?

At Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University, we have students from all backgrounds.

There are mature learners, employees improving their skills, and students who’ve come through a range of routes to get on to a degree course.

This means you benefit from a wide pool of experience and knowledge in the classroom

Grants, bursaries and a discretionary hardship fund are available if you are from a disadvantaged background or community, if you are in care or if you have a disability. Make sure you check whether you’re eligible.

You don’t have to study for a degree all in one go!

Qualifications are more flexible than ever with options to do short courses or study part-time. This means you can fit education around your budget and time commitments. It also helps you build a course that’s suited exactly to your needs.  Part-time students may also be able to have their tuition fees paid under the Funding Council’s Fee Waiver Scheme, click here to find out more.

There is also the option to study some subjects or modules through the medium of Welsh.

Will I need to leave home?

Studying at university doesn’t always involve living on campus and studying full-time. Many of our courses are delivered in partnership with colleges across the region including Deeside and Yale Colleges and Colegs Menai, Llandrillo and Powys. This means that you may be able to study for a Glynd┼Ár University degree at your local college, or at least study for part of your degree, which you can top up on a degree course on one of our campuses.

Will I get in to university?

A wide range of qualifications can lead you on to a degree course – not just A-Levels. Whether you left school with no GCSEs or have been working for a long time, there’s sure to be an option for you.

We offer full and part-time HNCs, HNDs, and foundation degrees, and can help provide information on Access to HE courses offered through our partners in further education. If you’re in full-time work, there’s the option do work-based learning, a short course, or a series of modules leading to a degree. Click here to request a prospectus.

You need little or no qualifications to get onto an Access to HE course. Foundation degrees ask for credits equivalent to one A-Level. And work experience counts as credits towards courses. It’s much easier than you think. Why not come to an event, take a look around the campus or see when we’re in your area to find out more?

We also have a ‘kick-start year' before progressing to a number of our degrees.  This way you do not have to delay joining the University, and when you have completed the Foundation Year you can then progress on to study at degree level if it’s right for you.

Who do I contact for more information?

Your contact for anything relating to information on this page is Sarah Gaffney, Widening Access Co-ordinator, on 01978 293575 or email

Sarah works with groups and individuals who tend to be under-represented accross the board in Higher Education. This includes families in the most deprived areas of the region, young people in – or leaving – care, minority ethnics and travellers, people with disabilities and Welsh medium families.

"My aim is to raise aspirations and to break down the barriers to higher education by engaging with and inspiring the hardest to reach members of our communities," she said.

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