Guided by its mission to inspire and enable by transforming people and places and by driving economic, social and cultural success, Wrexham Glyndwr University traces its history to the Wrexham School of Science and Art in 1887. Subsequent merger of three main colleges Denbighshire Technical College, Cartrefle Teacher Training College and Kelsterton College led to the formation of the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI) and in 2008, Glyndwr University was born.
Home to over 6000 students, the university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. It has three campuses in Wrexham, Northop and St Asaph.
Wrexham campus has two sites - Plas Coch site is spread over 93 acres and is home to the Centre for the Creative Industries, the Centre for the Child, Family and Society, the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium, a human performance lab, the Terry Hands studio, the Catrin Finch Centre, William Aston Hall, the Oriel Sycharth Gallery, and the Welsh international hockey team. Regent Street site houses the North Wales School of Art and Design (NWSAD). The 96-acre Northop campus boasts of excellent student accommodation.
The university is focused on providing a vibrant, friendly, and supportive community and help each student reach their potential through academic excellence. Core values of the university are Innovative, Ambitious, Accessible and Supportive. Recent developments include two transformational and modern social learning spaces: The Study and The Gallery along with the Student-Centered Active Learning Environment (SCALE-UP) room and the £5m Colliers Park National Football Development Centre.
Recipient of Silver rating in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), The university provides digitally enabled learning opportunities by combining on-campus learning spaces with student-focused online learning content through Active Learning Framework (ALF). ALF is a teaching and learning framework designed to promote inclusive learning.
Creating a sustainable environment is at the core of the university’s core strategies.