History and Development
Glyndŵr University started in 2008, we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK. We’ve been delivering education at our main Wrexham campus since 1887, when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art. We first started offering degrees in 1924 but we’ve come a long way since then. Our name comes from Welsh scholar and hero Owain Glyndŵr and we aim to champion some of the same philosophies as him. Today, industry-led courses are at the heart of our offering. We pride ourselves on our links with leading local and regional employers, such as Airbus, Kellogg’s, JCB and the BBC. Their knowledge and expertise is fed back into our courses, ensuring that out students are provided with only the most relevant skills for their future career.
Wrexham is the largest town in NE Wales offering the facilities and attractions you would expect from a town of over 130,000 inhabitants The life here at Wrexham is a balance of city and rural life. Travel connections are excellent:
• 45 minutes to Liverpool
• 2.0 hours to Birmingham
• 3.0 hours to London
• 2.0 hours to Manchester Airport
Why study at Glyndŵr University
-Industry-led and career-centric university with close links to major employers including Airbus, Kellogg’s and the BBC.
-Award winning diverse, welcoming university for different cultures, with dedicated student support.
-Multi-award-winning students’ union (NUS 2019, 2018, 2016)
-Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
-Easy accessibility to major cities and airports such as Liverpool and Manchester.
-North Wales named one of the world’s best regions by Lonely Planet.
-Wrexham: top 10 university town for social life (Globehunters.com 2017)
-Continuing significant investment in resources and installations.
-One of the most affordable universities in the UK in tuition fees and cost of living.
-Scholarships up to £2000 available.
Our Ranking and Awards
3rd in Art and 4th in Media and Film among the Welsh Universities by Guardian University Ranking 2020. 11th for Course & Lecturers and 24th for Student Support among the UK Universities by Whatuni Student Choice Award.
Wrexham village offers purpose built, on-campus accommodation for Glyndŵr University students. All flats comprise of 6-8 bedrooms and share fully furnished, modern kitchen and generously sized living areas. Our accommodation officers can also help you arrange private accommodation through our data base of approved landlords. Prices start from approx. £112/week .
We provide free one-time airport pickup from Manchester Airport