Our career focused courses are kept up-to-date and relevant to professions through our close working relationships with business and industry. Practical experience and the opportunity to apply knowledge are integrated into our courses and this combined with our supportive careers service, means that our graduates have the best start in their careers.
Wrexham Glyndwr University is number one in North Wales for getting students jobs, achieving an employability figure of 92.1% in the latest Destination of Leavers Survey (DLHE). It is also above the Wales sector average for graduate level employment.
Leading the way
The University is open to innovation and ideas, producing world-leading research and ground-breaking research and development projects. One of its most notable successes saw the team at the OpTIC Centre in St Asaph polish prototype mirrors for the £900m world’s largest telescope.
The University works side by side with global giants including Toyota, Tata Steel, Airbus and the BBC, as well as manufacturing companies on Wrexham Industrial Estate, one of the largest business parks in Europe.
The University champions inclusivity and was ranked seventh in the UK and number one in Wales for helping students from non-traditional backgrounds into professional jobs, according to the Social Mobility Graduate Index. We are also renowned for our care and support of disabled students, notably those with dyslexia and Irlen syndrome.
Our Students’ Union was named NUS Wales Small and Specialist Students’ Union of the Year 2016, and was runner-up in the UK as a whole.
The latest National Student Survey results revealed an overall score of 85%, with Wrexham Glyndwr University ranked top in Wales for assessment and feedback, timetabling, building confidence and personal development. The University was also second in the country for advice on choices and study support, and saw a rise in satisfaction in communication and personal development.
Among the top-performing areas were subjects allied to Medicine (100%) - ranked joint first in the UK - and Nursing (96%), which was number one in Wales and joint fourth in the UK.
Academic Studies in Education (98%), Marketing (92%) and Anthropology (85%) were best in Wales, and Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering (87%) and Design Studies (85%) were second in Wales.
The University was ranked second in Wales for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017 and our School of Creative Arts was also named number one in Wales in that guide.
Part of the Community
Wrexham Glyndwr University plays an active role in its community from supporting businesses and organisations in the region through research, collaborative projects and ideas through to opening up its facilities as a community resource such as the university’s Wrexham Glyndŵr University Sport Centre and Little Scholars Day Nursery.
The University also has the science discovery centre, Techniquest Glyndwr on campus and is heavily involved with the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium which is home to Wrexham Football Club and the North Wales Crusaders rugby league team.
In addition over 50,000 people use the university’s conference facilities across its campuses each year and a wide variety of acts perform in its concert venues across the year.