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Studying at Glyndwr University
Glyndŵr University is home to 8,000 students and is based in Wrexham across five campuses that offer 150 study programmes with many available in Welsh.
Over recent years millions of pounds have been spent on new facilities and together with previously existing ones, these include North Wales School of Art & Design, the Centre for the Child, Family & Society which is furthering research into children and how they develop, OpTIC research centre, a training and development centre at Airbus UK (which is part of a collaboration between the two) and a Centre for the Creative Industries. This particular facility is where BBC Cymru Wales is now based as well as Apple training suites, radio and television studios, design studios and 3D workshops.
Students of Glyndŵr University will also have opportunities to make use of the Racecourse Stadium that has large conference and teaching spaces as well as sports facilities and which will eventually hold the new Students' Guild. For sports lovers, additional to the stadium, sports pitches, gym and sports halls, are the nearby Berwyn Mountains, Snowdonia and the coast. It’s brilliant for cycling, horse riding, rafting and climbing plus there is a golf course, tennis centre and Waterworld.
The Students' Guild operates several venues across the campuses including the Catrin Finch Centre and William Aston Hall. Here students will regularly be entertained by comedians, live gigs, balls and shows. ZONE is a service offered by the Students' Guild to help students gain access to activities that support enterprise and business start-ups and give help to individuals that seek it. There are many ways that ZONE can help students; skills workshops, business support, bespoke coaching and advice with issues such as copyright and IP, and several publications and relevant resources. Alongside studying and planning your future career there are also plenty of societies and sports clubs on offer ranging from dance and photography to basketball and motorsport.
Wrexham itself has plenty to keep students entertained; shopping, places to eat, cafés, Central Station club (host to names such as Biffy Clyro, Bloc Party and Kasabian), a museum, theatres, a cinema, markets and breathtaking countryside. The campuses are close to the train and bus station, making day trips to Liverpool, Manchester and Chester within easy reach.
Glyndŵr University has many links with businesses such as Rolls Royce and the BBC and believes that partnerships such as these will produce excellence and individuals that are equipped to live and work in this digital era.