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Around campus

Arriving at university for the first time can be so overwhelming, but don't worry as there will be plenty of staff and students around during Welcome Week to help you get settled in and find your feet - you'll soon get your bearings and discover where everything you need is located. A few days in and you'll soon find the fastest way from halls to your first lecture so you can have that extra few minutes in bed!

We've posted a few tips below to help you get to know your way around campus and beyond:

Campus map

Download a copy of our campus maps below so you know where you are heading when you arrive:

Wrexham Campus (Plas Coch) map

Northop Campus map

If you are studying at our Arts School in Regent Street - this is just a short walk away (approx. 10 mins) from the main Wrexham campus)

Freshers' Welcome Address

On the first day of Welcome Week, all new students are invited to attend a special welcome address from the Vice-Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University. 

This will be a great chance to hear the latest news and developments from the University and the Students' Union as well as looking forward to the opportunities that the years ahead will bring.

The address will take place in William Aston Hall on Monday, September 25 at 11am and another session at 1pm - there is no need to book a place, please just arrive a few minutes beforehand and take a seat!

Follow the Big Red Arrow

Wrexham Glyndwr has partnered with the Big Red Arrow app (iPhone only) which uses augmented reality to help visitors find their way around campus. 

The app uses augmented reality to help visitors find their way around campus, highlighting buildings and points of interest.

Here's how to use it:

  • Download the app from the Apple App store.
  • Open up the tutorial and create an account
  • Go to the Friends icon at the bottom of the screen, then select 'Find friends'
  • Search for 'glyndwruni'
  • Start using the app to help you find you way around

Transport

The university offers transport between the Wrexham and the Northop campus.  If transport is required you may be able to get a free shuttle bus depending on the date and time.  Your programme leaders should be able to give you more information on this.

Car parking is available for students at both our Wrexham and Northop campuses.

Food and drink

Food and drink

Although our university halls all have cooking facilities, the University provides a range of food and drink options on campus for students to eat, drink, relax and socialise.

These include:

  • Scholars Rest - main building - main student dining area
  • Fellows cafe bar - main building - high street style coffee bar
  • Chapters 1 retail and café bar - Edward LLwyd Centre - an 'essentials' shop offering a coffee bar service
  • Cafe Darganfod - Crispin Lane - café
  • Inspirations - Regent Street - café
  • Restaurant 1887 - main building - formal/private dining restaurant
  • The Cent - Racecourse Football ground - main student bar/café
  • The Refectory - Northop campus - main student dining area
  • Celyn café - Northop campus - café

During the Summer of 2017 our food and retail outlets will be undergoing a huge makeover - see the full story here for details.

Supermarkets

Alongside our own 'essentials' shop on campus, we are situated right next to the Plas Coch Retail Park where you'll find Sainsbury's and Aldi as well as other useful retailers.

There is also a cashpoint situated at Sainsbury's as well the Shell Petrol station, just across the road from the main university entrance.

Retail

As well as the various food outlets, you willl also find an Art Shop at Regent Street and a Print and Book Shop in our Students' Union building.  The SU building is also host to an Amazon locker too so you can order things safely and securely online, without worrying about having to be at home to pick up.

Wrexham Town Centre, including the popular Eagles Meadow Shopping and Leisure park are just a short walk away from the main campus where you will find a wide range of high street retailers, restaurants and entertainment facilities. 

Find out more about what Wrexham has to offer.

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