BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Firstly, congratulations on confirming your place at Wrexham Glyndwr University - the time is almost here for you to join us, and we can't wait to welcome you on Monday, September 28, 2020.
The coming weeks will be an incredibly busy time for you so our aim is to make it as simple as possible for you to arrange everything you need before you arrive on campus.
We've put together a list below of everything you need to know before you get here in September.
Before you start your course here at Wrexham Glyndwr University, you'll need to officially enrol as a student. You can do the majority of this online and you will be emailed a link to do so before you arrive.
View our enrolment section to find out more about pre-enrolment and what you'll need to bring with you ready for enrolment day.
Sort out your student finances
The fees you pay and the support available to you will depend on a number of different factors. Please visit our main fees and finance section to find out exactly how much you need to pay, and whether or not you are eligible to receive any support packages.
You may wish to open up a student bank account in which to receive your loan instalments and budget for your expenditure. Most of the major high street banks are available in Wrexham town centre and there is plenty of advice online about which account is the best option. Some may offer you incentives to open an account but make sure you don't get caught out with any hidden charges or catches. Read more in our student blog.
Book your accommodation
If you are moving away from home you will need to find suitable accommodation - at Wrexham Glyndwr we offer both on and off-campus accommodation depending on your requirements and budget. The price of our accommodation includes free unlimited WIFI, utility bills, free parking with 24 hour security. Places can fill up fast, so you should try to book as soon as possible after receiving your offer of a place. If you haven't already done so, please visit our main accommodation pages for more information
Starting at a later stage of a course?
If you already hold qualifications or experience which is equivalent to modules on the Wrexham Glyndŵr University programme you have applied for, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning/ Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL/RPEL).
This will exempt you from re-taking modules that you have already done. The amount of exemption you can apply for can range from an individual module to up to a maximum of two-thirds of the programme’s entire total credit volume.
For more information about RPL/RPEL, see below.
Connect with us on social media
There are plenty of ways to connect with the university but using social media is a good place to start.
Why not follow us on the accounts below:
You can also join the official Students' Union facebook page to keep up to date about social events, campaigns and special offers - it's also a good way to meet other new students and fellow course members before you even arrive.
First-time university students are at high risk of infection because they tend to live in close contact in shared accommodation, such as university halls of residence. That’s why it’s recommended that students going to university receive the MenACWY vaccine to improve protection against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – Meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
If you have additional needs and feel like you may be in need of extra support when starting university, please do let us know before you arrive. Anything you tell us will be confidential and will not be shared without your permission. If you'd like to find out more about our services and the support we can offer, you can get in touch for an informal chat on 01978 293266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can view more information in our student support section.