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Wrexham Glyndwr University became the 10th university in Wales when formally awarded university status in 2008. Located in Wrexham, the largest town in north Wales, it remains an accredited institution of the University of Wales and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as professional courses.
The 6,500 students who are currently enrolled at Wrexham Glyndwr University can take advantage of a large sports centre, radio studio, sound recording studio, engineering laboratories, art gallery, IT facilities, theatre studios, motor racing team, a dedicated crime scene lab and notably the unique asset of a Chinese medicine clinic. Wrexham Glyndwr University became the only university to own an international football stadium when it bought the Racecourse Ground of Wrexham FC, providing more space and facilities for students.
The main campus is in Wrexham, just ten minutes from Wrexham town centre, while a new campus recently opened in London specialising in computing and management. The University has excellent road and rail links which connect Wrexham with Manchester and Liverpool.
The Wrexham Glyndwr University Language Centre runs pre-sessional English lessons and summer school English courses. The University has a dedicated International Student Welfare Team, as well as Student Ambassadors, who are able to provide support for international students throughout the year. Jointly, they organise many events and trips to help students experience British culture and get to know each other, as well as improving their language skills.
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Of the four research areas submitted from Glyndwr to REF 2021, Social Work and Social Policy scored impressively across the board but particularly for a case study which was graded 4*.
This achievement comes at a time when staff who submitted in this area are setting up a new Social Inclusion Research Institute at the university.
Computer Science also saw an increase in the impact of their work compared to 2014 when the last grades were published, with 25 per cent of its submitted impact case studies achieving 3*, while Art & Design entered research for the first time achieving a 3* for a case study and a very creditable 2* overall.
The final area in which Glyndwr entered research was Engineering, with 9.1 per cent of the outputs being graded as 4*, world-leading, an increase on the 2014 grade, with 63.6 per cent rated 3*.
Wrexham Glyndwr University has three main blocks of student accommodation. Corbishley Hall is set in 96 acres of parkland and features twenty large single rooms with shared kitchens. Wrexham Village is the University’s newest accommodation, with 328 en-suite rooms divided into flats of between six and eight. The Student Village is the most popular accommodation opetion and has 208 single en-suite rooms divided into flats of five to six.
Privately rented accommodation is available in and around Wrexham and the Accommodation Office maintains a list of recommended landlords and properties for students.
The largest town in north Wales, Wrexham is set amongst Ceiriog Valley close to the Clywdian mountains and the River Dee. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Shrewsbury and Snowdonia are all nearby. It is a lively town, reflecting prominent student population with a vibrant music scene. Each year it plays host to the Wrexham Science Festival, one of the most successful festivals of its kind in the UK.
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