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Wrexham Glyndwr University

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Rank 2nd Location Wrexham LL11 2AW, United Kingdom Established 2008 International Students 5500
Famous Courses BSc (Hons), MMath, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSci, MChem, MComp, BEng (Hons), MEng, LLB (Hons), MPhys, MSc, LLM, MBA, MA, MSc, MRes, PGCE, PGCert, PGDip International Fees $18,750

Wrexham Glyndwr University in UK

Prifysgol Glyndr Wrecsam (Welsh: Prifysgol Glyndr Wrecsam, Welsh pronunciation: [privsl lndur rksam]) is a public research university in Wales having campuses in Wrexham, Northop, and St Asaph. It offers professional training as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. In the academic year 2019/20, the university had 6,045 students.

After being a member of the University of Wales since 2004, it was granted full university status in 2008. It was previously known as the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI). The institution is named after Owain Glyndr, a mediaeval Welsh prince who proposed the formation of universities across Wales in the early 15th century.

The university's School of Creative Arts runs the Wall Recording Studio on its Plas Coch campus, which was previously home to the community radio station Calon FM.

It became the tenth university in Wales. It is located in Wrexham, the largest town in north Wales, and is a University of Wales-accredited institution that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as professional courses.

Wrexham Glyndwr University's 6,500 students have access to a big sports centre, a radio studio, a sound recording studio, engineering laboratories, an art gallery, IT facilities, theatre studios, a motor racing team, a specialist crime scene lab, and, most significantly, a Chinese medicine clinic. When Wrexham Glyndwr Institution purchased Wrexham FC's Racecourse Ground, it became the first university in the world to own an international football stadium, providing extra room and facilities for students.

The main campus is in Wrexham, around 10 minutes from the town centre, and a second computing and management campus opened recently in London. Wrexham, Manchester, and Liverpool are all accessible via the University's excellent road and rail connections.
 History
Wrexham School of Science and Art has had numerous names over the years. It merged with Denbighshire Technical College, Cartrefle Teacher Training College, and Kelsterton College of Connah's Quay, Deeside in 1927 to become Denbighshire Technical College, which became Denbighshire Technical College in the year 1939, and North East Wales Institute of Higher Education was founded in the year 1975. The University of Salford was the first to certify its degrees. William Roberts, Srinjoy Guha, and Rupert Humphrey are among the noteworthy alumni.

NEWI joined the University of Wales as an associate member in 1993, and all further education programmes in Wrexham were relocated to Yale College, Wrexham (now part of Coleg Cambria). NEWI became a full member of the University of Wales in 2004, and was accredited by the University of Wales in 2006, allowing it to validate and deliver its own degrees under devolved powers. After being awarded degree-awarding powers, the university was renamed "Glyndr University" in July 2008.The name was chosen above others like "University of Wrexham," "University of Wales, Wrexham," and "North East Wales University (NEWU)," among others. The Queen paid a visit to the university in 2003 and HRH the Duchess of Gloucester paid a visit in 2005.
The University's authorization to sponsor international students was suspended by the Home Office in June 2014.

The Home Office reaffirmed Glyndr University's permission to sponsor international students on November 24, 2014.

The university's name was changed slightly in 2016, and it is now known as "Wrexham Glyndr University" in English and "Prifysgol Glyndr Wrecsam" in Welsh.

Services for international students

Pre-sessional English lessons and summer school English courses are offered by the Wrexham Glyndwr University Language Centre. The University offers a dedicated International Student Welfare Team and Student Ambassadors who may assist international students throughout the year. They collaborate to organise a variety of events and tours to help students learn about British culture and get to know one another while also boosting their language skills.

Rankings  

  • In the Times University Guide 2022, it is ranked 110th.
  • In the Guardian University Guide 2022, it is ranked 66th.
  • More than 90% of Wrexhamf Glyndwr University's electrical engineering, materials, and computer science research is of international significance, and areas of media study are world-leading, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Accomodation

There are three main blocks of student housing at Wrexham Glyndwr University. Corbishley Hall has twenty big single rooms with communal kitchens and is nestled in 96 acres of parkland. With 328 en-suite rooms arranged into flats of six to eight, Wrexham Village is the University's newest residence. The Student Village, which offers 208 single en-suite rooms arranged into flats of five to six, is the most popular option for lodging.

In and around Wrexham, privately leased housing is available, and the Accommodation Office keeps a list of recommended landlords and homes for students.

Location

The Ceiriog Valley, between the Clywdian Mountains and the River Dee, is home to Wrexham, the largest town in north Wales. Nearby cities include Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Shrewsbury, and Snowdonia. It's a dynamic town with a large student population and a thriving music scene. Every year, it hosts the Wrexham Science Festival, which is one of the most popular science events in the UK.

Alumni

  • Joe Hackney- BSc (Hons) Construction Management
  • Harjinder Mackenzie-(PGCE)
  • Laura Wolfe-Parry- MA Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Lukasz Majer- BEng (Hons) Renewable & Sustainable Engineering
  • Catherine Simon- BSc (Hons) Criminology.
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Course

Under graduate

  • BEng (Hons) Low Carbon Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability (Degree Apprenticeship)
  • BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering Design (Mechanical) (Degree Apprenticeship)
  • BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering Design (Electrical) (Degree Apprenticeship)
  • FdEng Industrial Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering (Top-up)
  • BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering (with Foundation Year)

Post graduate

  • MSc Psychology (Conversion)
  • MRes Psychology
  • PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
  • MSc Professional Practice in Health
  • Non-medical Prescribing for Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals
  • PGDip Community Specialist Practice

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Intake

KEYS FROM TO
Welcome week Monday,20 September  2021 -
Semester 1 Monday,20 September 2021 Friday,28 January 2022
Holiday Monday, 20 December 2021 Monday,03 January 2022
Examination Monday, 24 January 2022 -
Semester 2 Monday,31 January 2022 Friday,01 July 2022
Examination Monday,16 May 2022 Monday,23 May 2022
Holiday Monday,11 April 2022 Monday,18 April 2022
Results Monday,27 June 2022 -
Holiday Monday,04 July 2022 Friday,16 September 2022

Scholarship

Wrexham Glyndr University is dedicated to attracting high-achieving international students from all over the world, and offers scholarship bursaries to assist with tuition costs.
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