Not many universities can boast their own motor racing team, but that's just one of the feathers in the Glyndŵr Universities academic cap.
Situated across two campuses in Wrexham, the unofficial capital of North Wales. The University is mainly based around the Plas Coch campus, with the Student union, student village and sports centre dotted around for the 8,000 or so students to use.
The School of Art and Design does exactly what it says it does, on a base a few minutes walk away nearer the town centre. The student body is a mixed affair, with a variety of nationalities and a high rate of locally living students and mature students.
The institute earns brownie points for some fantastic links with major corporations across the world, but loses a few with its relatively poor drop out rate. The locally living student population detracts from the community feel of the uni overall, but those living on and around the site are dedicated to making the most of student living – making sure the SU is lively and lairy well into the early hours.
The town centre itself offers plenty; the shopping arcades are full of brand names and boutiques for the most discerning shoppers, and the town’s nightlife is far superior to a town of Wrexham’s size would suggest!
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Glyndwr University
Wrexham was transformed by the Industrial Revolution, turning from sleepy market town to industrial powerhouse!
Wrexham is known as the cultural and economic capital of North Wales
The Uni have their own racing team!