Adjusting to Lifein the UK
Welcome Week is designed to help you better understand your programme and the wider University.
Welcome Week will be a blend of on-campus activity as well as online. This doesn’t mean it will be any less exciting or involving, however. You will have the chance to meet your programme team, as well as other students on your programme. You’ll get an overview of how we support our students, and an opportunity to see and experience all aspects of University life.
Glyndwr University is grounded in its values of being accessible, flexible, innovative and ambitious and you will be the first students to benefit from our Active Learning Framework (ALF). You’ll hear a lot more about ALF throughout your time with us.
Wrexham itself is steeped in heritage, with beautiful scenery and numerous historical sites, as well as a bustling town centre with great shopping, a thriving culture and entertainment scene, and buzzing nightlife. It is also situated approximately 17 miles away from the city of Chester.
You might too have seen Wrexham featured in the news recently, thanks to the successful takeover of Wrexham A.F.C. by celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The Club also happens to be close to the University’s main campus, so you never know you might spot a famous face or two around! Even more coincidently, Wrexham has mysteriously been given its own Hollywood-style sign to help put it on the map. With so much going on and so much to see and do, there really is no better time to be here.
Map of our campus
You can find a map of our campus and its facilities here.
Starting University for the first time is a big step and, even if you are returning after a break, this can be a time of great change. You may be living away from home for the first time in a Hall of Residence, worried about how to find a house to share with friends or experiencing a difficult time with housemates in a shared house.
Difficulty adjusting to a major change in life is very common, and many students experience feelings of uncertainty and anxiety at being away from home. If this is happening to you, you are not alone, even if it may seem that everyone else is fine.
If you would like to speak to someone about feeling homesick you can contact our Health and Wellbeing Team for support.
Sports and Societies
The University has a number of sports facilities located at its Plas Coch Campus including the Sports Centre and fitness suite as well as an outdoor weather pitch. To find out more about what is on offer and sports teams you can join you can contact email@example.com or call 01978 293275.
There are also lots of societies you can join and participate in through the University’s Student’s Union. A full list of clubs and societies can be found here.