Ranked number one in England and Wales for student satisfaction, second in the UK for its teaching quality, joint first in the UK for social inclusion in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and research into social work and social policy, computer science, art & design and engineering recently being recognised as world-leading, Wrexham wants its students to succeed at higher education.
With a population of around 7,660, WGU is a small university with a community feel, where each individual is recognised – and caring tutors take the time to motivate and make the university experience memorable for all.
The university has three separate campuses, with the main Plas Coch campus 10 minutes’ walk from the city of Wrexham – with its eclectic mix of bustling shops and markets, busy bars and nightlife, and a world of history and heritage. WGU boasts an ultra-modern sports centre, a high-spec recording studio, a theatre and even has its own motor racing team and flight simulator for its engineering students.
Over at St Asaph campus, students and lecturers focus on cutting-edge research into the opto-electronics technology industry, with scientists recently developing mirrors for the world’s largest telescope at this site. Meanwhile, Northop campus, is home to around 100 students per year who choose to study Equine Science, Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing, at the rural setting.
Campus 2025, a recent £80 million project to develop new academic, research and accommodation facilities, including a brand new main entrance to the Plas Coch campus and a modernised and welcoming Student’s Union, will ensure that WGU continues to offer an exceptional learning experience for students who travel from all over the world to enrol on one of Wrexham’s 150 career-focused courses.
Employability is something Wrexham prioritises, with the university reporting 99.1% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing their course and WGU connect on hand to help graduates find full or part time employment. Placements and strong links at local employers, such as Airbus and Kellogg’s, also mean that the university offers unrivalled opportunities for students to gain practical experience.
Keen to find out more about life at Wrexham University? Read about Amarnath’s experiences of studying at the innovative and inclusive university in north Wales here.
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