Wrexham University

Institution Profile

Be part of something special at Wrexham

Wrexham University is a vibrant, friendly, and inclusive learning community. We are dedicated to inspiring our students and we place their success firmly at the heart of everything we do. We are an accessible, innovative, supportive, and ambitious university with a host of courses to suit you.

Accessible – Here at Wrexham University, we believe that opportunities for higher education should be available to everyone, and we strive to provide the best possible accessibility for all. In fact, we have been ranked number one in England and Wales for social inclusion for the sixth year running in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024.

Innovative - As a university, we are open to innovation and ideas, producing ground-breaking research and working on world-leading developments. One of our most notable successes saw our team at the OpTIC Centre in St Asaph polish prototype mirrors for a £900m project on the world’s largest telescope.

Supportive – We are ranked 1st in Wales and joint 2nd in the UK for Student Satisfaction according to the Complete University Guide, 2025. We offer Careers and Employability support for life, and we have a wealth of student support departments available.

Ambitious - Our campuses are home to a range of state-of-the-art buildings, equipment and facilities; from our Creative Industries Building and cutting-edge research centre in St Asaph, to our £3 million conference and performance centre with a separate theatre studio. We’re also delivering an impressive programme of improvements and developments as part of our ambitious £80m upgrade plan, to ensure students have the best facilities and learning environment when studying with us.



Information for teachers and advisers

We offer several activities for teachers, advisors and community leaders looking to support their students or networks in their next steps. In conjunction with your school or college, we can create bespoke workshops to best support your students. Our talks are made with the Gatsby Benchmarks in mind (2,4,5,7,8) to prepare learners for their next steps.

As well as several presentations and workshops, we can attend regional careers fairs at your school or college. We also attend national Higher Education Fairs like UCAS and UKUS.

Our presentation offering includes:

  • Thinking about Higher Education – An introduction to HE, suitable for years 10 upwards.
  • Student Life – What does student life look like? Delivered by a current student.
  • Personal Statements – Information on how to get ahead for competitive courses.
  • Why Wrexham University? – an overview of our institution.
  • Smashing interviews – a complete guide for students taking on interviews for courses, or careers.
  • Student Finance – Wales or England.

To book a presentation or request attendance at your event, contact [email protected]. Information for students

Wrexham University prioritises student experience before, during, and after you study with us. We have been ranked as the top university in Wales for Student Voice and Students’ Union by the National Student Survey (2023), and our academic support for students is available at any stage of your learning journey with us. We would love to welcome you to our campus at one of our undergraduate open days!

Our courses

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been split into two departments; the Faculty of Arts Science and Technology, and the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences. Our career-focused degree subjects are designed to help you fulfil your potential, we offer subject areas including Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Business, and Art. Through strong links with industry, we ensure that each of our courses are designed for you to attain the key skills needed for your chosen career.

Our campus

Wrexham University’s campuses reflect our specialisms, as well as host a range of facilities to meet the needs of students. Each campus has its own distinct character, identity and purpose, and is an asset to not only our student population but also its community and the businesses in the region. Wrexham campus is our main campus, Northop is our rural home for animal sciences and St Asaph focuses on high-level opto-electronics technology.

Our facilities

Library The library, based in the Edward Llwyd Centre, houses hundreds of thousands of journals, electronic resources and books, as well as providing plenty of quiet study and group work areas. The university has computer suites conveniently located across campus and there are specialist labs for computing, engineering and art and design students.

Student Support and Students' Union

In the Edward Llywd Centre, you will find most of our student support services. Support is also on offer from the award-winning Students’ Union, where you can enjoy many of the university's social facilities, including the student bar, Glyn's.

Study spaces

We have three modern and welcoming social learning spaces: The Study, The Gallery, and The B Hive. They are colourful, stylish and practical, with great lighting, comfortable seating, air conditioning and plenty of three-point and USB charging sockets.

Teaching spaces

A key part of our £80 million investment into our campus is improving our teaching spaces. Our B corridor teaching spaces have been completely renovated, with excellent AV equipment, accessible workstations and clean designs. From classrooms and lecture theatres to our SCALE-UP rooms and Moot Court, each space has student learning at its heart. We have developed subject specific spaces including new science labs, our Colliers Park National Football Development Centre and a Veterinary Nursing clinical suite. We have also developed a Health Education & Innovation Quarter (HEIQ) to include a Healthcare Simulation Centre for hands-on learning.

Accommodation

Whether you fancy the fun, friendly, community atmosphere of our halls of residence, or prefer a more private way of living, our team of student accommodation experts are on-hand to help you find your perfect new home, and support you through your big move, every step of the way. You can choose from our selection of welcoming, comfortable and secure places to live, all conveniently located on or near our campuses. If you want to stay on campus, our Wrexham Village features two purpose-built accommodation buildings, 321 en-suite bedrooms divided into six, seven and eight room living quarters that share a fully equipped communal kitchen and living area: perfect for relaxing and socialising with fellow students and friends. Make sure to visit our accommodation section on our website for more information.

City Life

Wrexham is a lively and welcoming city. In the city centre there are a growing number of galleries, museums and arts venues, including the award-winning Ty Pawb. There is an annual busy line-up of events and festivals including Wales Comic Con, Wrexham Feast and Wrexham Carnival of Words as well as international music festival, FOCUS Wales.

You may have also heard that we have recently had some attention from Hollywood with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney investing in our football club. We're surrounded by world-class historic attractions, such as Erddig Hall, UNESCO World Heritage site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and not one, but three of the Seven Wonders of Wales. You'll find that the city comes alive after dark; from clubs and cocktail bars to traditional pubs, sports bars and live music venues.

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Regional Contacts based at Wrexham University

Karen Tilby

School Liaison Officer

Ben Kibble-Smith

Student Recruitment Manager

Joy Brereton

Schools Liaison Officer

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Wrexham University started in 2008. The university sets out to be bold, enterprising and open to all in everything that it does.

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