In July 2008 the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI) became Glyndwr University. The Institute was granted university status by royal assent of the Queen, on the advice of the Privy Council meaning that North East Wales now has its own University.
The University, which has nearly 8,000 students, has been named Glyndwr University after Wales’ most famous son – the visionary leader, scholar and nation builder Owain Glyndwr. Glyndwr University champions its namesake’s spirit of enterprise, has an outward-facing philosophy, and is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention.
The facilities are excellent, as you’d expect from a university that values the spirit of enterprise and puts employability at the heart of everything it does. Significant investment has been made in the facilities on campus and many more developments are planned. Some of the recent additions include a new performing arts space, computer games laboratory, new facilities at the North Wales School of Art & Design, and a licensed community radio station on campus.
The degrees are designed to provide employers with exactly what they’re looking for and many have been created with their direct input. The University has a high employability rate of 94% of its graduates being in employment within six months of graduating in 2007.
Support, both in helping students plan their careers and their lives outside of the world of work is always on hand through our careers team, as well as our other expert advisors. In fact we’ve been voted best for student satisfaction in Wales in 2007.
Glyndwr University, has its main base in Wrexham, North East Wales. It offers over 150 different programmes ranging from foundation degrees, HND/Cs, honours degrees to masters degrees and doctorates and attracts students from all over the world. The main subject areas are Art & Design; Built Environment; Business; Computing; Complementary Therapies, Communications Technology, Education & Community; Engineering; Health & Social Care; Humanities; Science & Environment; Social Work and Criminal Justice; and Sport & Exercise Sciences.
Open days are held throughout the year.
Visit the Glyndwr University website, www.glyndwr.ac.uk
Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW
Tel: 01978 293439