Glyndwr University Prospectus 2017
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a British university with campuses at Wrexham, Northop and St Asaph in north-east Wales; and at Kingston upon Thames, London. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as professional courses. GU had 6,660 students in 2015/16.
Formerly known as the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI), it was granted full university status in 2008 after being a member of the University of Wales since 2003. The university is named after the medieval Welsh prince Owain Glyndŵr, who first suggested the establishment of universities throughout Wales in the early 15th century
Wrexham Glyndŵr University started in 2008 so we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK.
It is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention.
Our name comes from Welsh scholar and hero Owain Glyndŵr and we aim to champion some of the same philosophies as him.
We are proud to name our university after a man who cherished learning, loved his country, embraced an international outlook, and constantly demonstrated an inspiring and enterprising approach to life.
His spirit lies at the heart of Wrexham Glyndŵr University where we set out to be bold, enterprising and open to all in everything that we do.
We’ve been delivering education at our main Wrexham campus since 1887, when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art. We first started offering degrees in 1924 but we’ve come a long way since then.