Top reasons to study at Wrexham Glyndwr University
Information overload? Here's why Wrexham Glyndwr University could be the perfect uni for you...
Location, Location, Location
We have the best of all worlds in Wrexham – we have the city, seaside and scenery. Wrexham Glyndwr University is less than a 10 minute walk to the train station and 15 minutes to the centre of town.
The bright lights of Liverpool and Manchester are just an hour away – but who needs to travel when Wrexham has a great range of shops, restaurants and bars on its doorstep. The town is home to one of the world’s elite heritage sites the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (pictured). We’re also less than an hour from North Wales’ beautiful seaside town of Llandudno, which inspired Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland novels.
If you love the countryside study at our Northop campus, which is just a 20-minute drive from Wrexham.
And did you know North Wales has been named among the top places in the world to visit in 2017 according to Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel list - it is the only UK destination to be featured in the rankings, which are compiled by a panel of the travel publisher’s writers and experts.
Experience live shows!
The university holds successful events every year including Wales Comicon, Focus Wales and this summer we held a spectacular Stereophonics gig at the Wrexham Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium. The event saw 20,000 fans descend onto Wrexham and the university hopes to hold similar gigs in the future.
We also have our very own concert and theatre venue, William Aston Hall, starring the UK’s largest performers every year - shows have included Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard, Al Murray, Romesh Ranganathan, Rhod Gilbert, Nish Kumar and many more top comedians!
Wrexham Glyndwr University prides itself on its personal and community feel on campus. Our students have always found staff and lecturers approachable and don’t feel they are just a number.
We have three campuses in North Wales - Wrexham, Northop and St Asaph.
Theatre, TV and Performance Graduate, Maddy Matthews, who lived on Wrexham campus, said: “It's such a friendly atmosphere, because it's a small university it's hard to walk around without seeing someone you recognise, but that's great - you get to know people quickly.” See what more of our students have to say about us in our student stories section.
Award winning Student Union
Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Students' Union won the Small and Specialist Students’ Union of the Year in NUS Wales in March 2016, and were Runner up of Small and Specialist Students’ Union in the UK in July 2016.
The union represents the students’ voice, create an unforgettable Freshers fortnight, host variety of events and activities and there’s a range of clubs and societies available.
We have top of the range buildings, equipment and facilities at our campuses. The university invested £5 million for a new Creative Industries Building which BBC Wales, in Wrexham, has also made their home.
We have a cutting-edge research centre in St Asaph, centred around high-level opto-electronics technology. Other facilities include a £3 million state-of-the-art conference and performance centre and a separate Theatre Studio.
The William Aston Hall venue also attracts top acts from across the world with 900 seats, bar and 1,000 free car parking spaces on site. For more details on the university’s campus and facilities visit
Our campuses are very active with various sport societies and clubs available to join.
There’s also plenty of adventures to be had right on our door step. There’s an outdoor centre within 20 minutes which includes white water rafting, gorge walking, paintballing, archery and much more.
North Wales is home to the Snowdonia National Park with a range of activities including Zip World, the longest zip line in Europe and fastest in the world, Surf Snowdonia, the world’s first inland surf lagoon and if you don’t fancy being so active – you can stroll round the beautiful landscape.
Wrexham Glyndwr might seem small but we are big players on the world stage. We have international links with universities, businesses and different industry fields which our students can benefit from.
Our commercial partners have played a major role in the rapid growth of our institution with companies including Airbus, Toyota and the BBC among the global giants we do business with on a daily basis.
Food, shops and entertainment
Wrexham has restaurants and shops galore. If you’re after some retail therapy then Wrexham’s Eagles Meadow shopping centre is the place to go – it’s stacked with everything you need!
After you shop until you drop, whether it’s a burger and fries you fancy, some pub grub or a slap up meal, Wrexham has it all. For the evening why not visit Wrexham’s multi-complex and test your bowling skills or visit the Odeon cinema.
Read more about things to do in the area in our student life section on our website.
Wrexham Glyndwr University has its own Centenary Club, affectionately known as ‘the Cent’ around campus, found just yards from the Wrexham Village student accommodation.
Beyond campus, the town centre area is home to a good selection of pubs and nightclubs.
Before you set off to the main nightclubs there’s plenty of bars along the main strip leading to Liquid and Envy, North Wales' largest nightclub venue, and hosts the official Wrexham Glyndŵr student night.
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.
See more about the nightlife in our student life section on our website.
The supportive environment we offer is another reason our students choose us. Our lecturers are always on hand to give advice should you need it and we make sure our class sizes are kept small which develops a friendly community. Students are also asigned a personal tutor. Should you need it, our support services team are on hand to give advice and find solutions from disability support through to academic study support and everything in between.
We’re sure you will agree that Wrexham has everything on a student’s wish list, but don’t just take our word for it – see what our students have to say.
"The atmosphere around the campus is friendly, caring and positive. An advantage of the university being slightly smaller than others is that there is a strong sense of community amongst students and staff. This is really positive as everyone is recognised and known on an individual basis, and this creates a strong feeling of security, support, motivation and community." Gwennan, Psychology student