Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is one of the youngest and fastest-growing universities in the UK. The university's origins date back to the opening of Wrexham School of Science and Art (WSSA) in 1887 and have been at the forefront of higher education provision in north east Wales for the past 125 years.
As they look to the future, they remain as committed as ever to raising the aspirations of their students and communities, and to their role in the social and economic development of north Wales. However, they cannot
do this alone.
Industry-led courses are at the heart of Glyndwr university offering. They pride Theirselves on links with major local and regional employers, such as Airbus, Kellogg’s, JCB and the BBC. Their knowledge and expertise is fed back into their courses, ensuring they provide students with only the most relevant skills for 21st century industry.
Starting out with just Wrexham campus in 2008, and now have campuses in St Asaph and Northop in North Wales, and in Kingston-upon-Thames in London.
More than 9,000 students study with Wrexham Glyndwr University. More than 85% of these are undergraduate students, with nearly 1500 making up the postgraduate student population.
They are proud of the opportunities which provide for those from non-traditional backgrounds to enter higher education. More than half of their students study part-time and they are one of the UK’s leading universities for supporting students from lower socio-economic backgrounds through university thanks to our comprehensive Widening Access programme in the local community.
The university is a key part of the community in Wrexham, owning the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium where Wrexham FC and the North Wales Crusaders rugby league team play home games and hosting sports clubs at their Sports Centre. Their events programme attracts live music, shows and some of the biggest names in comedy year-round.