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5 top tips for applying to WGU

5 top tips for applying to WGU

25 October 2017

Want to study at Wrexham Glyndwr next year?  Good choice!

Applying to University can be one of the biggest decisions you ever make so it’s important that you’re making the right choice, and that your application is the best it can possibly be. 

Here are our top five tips to making your application to Wrexham Glyndwr a success.

1. Come and see us on an open day

We run a number of open days throughout the year and it’s your opportunity to come and visit the campus, speak to lecturers and other students and decide whether we are definitely the place for you. 

If you can’t make one our open days, you are welcome to visit the campus at any time and a member of our recruitment team will be more than happy to show you around.

2. Research our undergraduate courses

If you’re applying to university, then it’s fairly likely that you know what you want to do in the future so it’s important to pick the right course that will help you to achieve your ambition.

There may be similar courses available so it’s important to look at the details of each one – including course content, entry requirements and the qualification that you’ll come out with – to establish which one will be the most suitable. 

Don’t forget though that you’re allowed to select up to five courses on your UCAS application so you can also keep your options open. 

3. Check the entry requirements

Entry requirements differ across our spectrum of courses so it’s good to know what’s expected of you before you apply.  Most of our undergraduate courses require 112 UCAS tariff points, but at Wrexham Glyndwr we look at every application on an individual basis and will also take into consideration other relevant qualifications and experience, particularly if you are entering Higher Education through a slightly different pathway.

Some courses may also require you to be submit a portfolio, have experience in a relevant profession or undergo a CRB check so make sure you are aware of what you need before you submit your application.

4. Take time to write a great personal statement

Your UCAS application in its entirety is important, but your personal statement is what can really help you to stand head and shoulders above other applicants.   This is an opportunity for you to sell yourself and highlight all the relevant skills and experience that will make you the ideal student for one of our courses!   You can read more about the ‘perfect’ personal statement here.

5. Get in touch with us!

We’re not just here to answer questions from our current students – we’re here for you too!  If you are thinking of applying and you have a burning question that needs answering, or you would like some guidance on what to include in your application or personal statement then please just drop us a line. 

You can contact our admissions team on 01978 293439 or email enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk


About the author

Heather Collin

Heather Collin

Heather graduated from University in History and English and has spent the last ten years working in Marketing, PR and Events.  She currently works in Digital Communications at Wrexham Glyndwr.

To get in touch with Heather please email heather.collin@glyndwr.ac.uk

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