Campus 2025 - what does it mean for our students?
If you've looked up Wrexham Glyndwr University online recently, you may have seen us mention Campus 2025. But what is it, and what does it mean for our students?
In simple terms, Campus 2025 is our vision for the future. We have been investing a huge £80 million into revamping and revitalising our facilities across the university's three campuses.
Ongoing and due to be complete in 2025, the project includes a host of brand new buildings, state-of-the-art teaching spaces and modern learning areas.
As a student, this means you'll be surroundedby innovative facilities and have access to the latest tech, ensuring you get the most out of your university experience.
Here's a little glimpse of what we've been up to:
One of the major changes as part of the project, is the creation of a brand new Learning Gateway Building at our main campus.
This impressive structure will become the hub of student life, housing the main reception, the Students’ Union and catering area.
We’re also creating a brand new Health Education & Innovation Quarter (HEIQ) - a dedicated facility for if you were a student on one of our nursing and allied health degrees. For courses such as, paramedic science, mental health nursing and speech and language therapy, it will bring together the very best in simulated settings and clinical learning for the next generation of this industry.
The science courses have also been well served by refurbished laboratories on the Wrexham Campus. Supporting a number of courses such as Forensic Science and Anthropology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Science, this forward-facing redesign has been achieved through funding from Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).
You will find brand-new equipment, bespoke furniture and viewing windows to enable other students, staff and visitors to observe activities taking place. The Applied Science team are delighted to see that "the spaces have enhanced flexibility and use integrated technology to ensure a great student experience", bringing the feel-good factor to an ever-growing industry.
On top of this, the university is creating a cutting-edge engineering building which will be known as Enterprise Engineering. A world-leading facility, here, our researchers will collaborate with local and national businesses to uncover ground-breaking solutions to future engineering challenges.
We've completely renovated our teaching areas at our Wrexham campus. Described as "impressive", "modern" and "innovative", take a look and you'll find contemporary classrooms and lecture theatres with first-rate equipment, accessible workstations and contemporary learning spaces, as well as newly refurbished science labs.
In addition, our iconic grade II listed Regent Street School of Creative Arts has been given a huge facelift. Step inside its sandstone portico and you'll find a cafe gallery, dedicated studio and workshop spaces along with an art shop and a brand new Starbucks cafe just off the main foyer. Get a sneak peak of the Art school in our short video.
We've also upgraded our specialist clinical facilities for veterinary nursing over at the Northop Campus. Here, you will find a newly refurbished veterinary suite equipped with the latest tech and equipment to guarantee you leave the course with the vital hands-on experience needed to kick start your career.
Our £5m redevelopment of Colliers Park National Football Development Centre has now been unveiled, with high-class training facility which includes two grass pitches, a FIFA-quality 3G pitch and many off-pitch areas. You will also find cutting-edge education spaces for if you were to choose to study on one of our sports degrees. For a taster of what working in top class football has to offer, it doesn't get much better than this.
Social and study spaces
Our new learning spaces - The Study, The Gallery and B Hive - are amongst the best in the country. The three areas were all recently completed as part of the Campus 2025 project. Check out our learning spaces short video and you’ll find everything a student could need; cosy booths, bespoke lighting and charging points as well as ample table space and monitors for you to hook your devices up to. Ideal for solo study sessions or group work catching up over a coffee. There's also an Enterprise Lounge which offers student start-ups a dedicated co-working space and a Business Simulation Suite.
If that wasn't enough, we've invested a massive £200,000 on upgrading our food and drink facilities, including a Costa Coffee in addition to that Starbucks already mentioned. The perfect pit stops to get your caffeine kick or grab a bite to eat with friends.
Why not come and see the exciting changes for yourself at one of our open days or take a virtual tour? Visit our Campus 2025 webpage for more information where you can keep up to date with our completed projects and future plans.