What to expect from an open day at Wrexham University

Students in corridor walking

Open days are a great opportunity for you to visit our campuses and get a taste of what it’s like to be a student here at Wrexham University.   

Our staff and student ambassadors will be on hand to guide you throughout your day. Find out more about your chosen course by chatting with your future lecturers or discover student life by spending time with our current students - there’s always a friendly face to be found. 

To give you an idea of what to expect before you arrive, we have made note of some of the activities you can get involved with. Read our guide to make the most out of an open day: 

 

Arriving to campus - 10am

When you arrive to Campus, please enter the car park from the Mold Road entrance (front entrance) as opposed to the Plas Coch entrance due to barrier enforcement. 

Once you arrive on campus and enter via the main entrance, you will be greeted by friendly staff members who will help you sign in, just so we know who you are.  

You will then be directed to our welcome desk where you will be informed on any talks occurring throughout the day. Feel free to ask about any subject-specific events here, the times these take place can vary between each open day so it’s always good to check.  

If you are wanting to visit our Northop campus, where our Animal Science degrees are taught, we have a free minibus you can hop on which leaves at 11am. You’ll have plenty of time to explore, as you will be able to return at 1:30pm on the same bus.  

Our Regent Street bus, which will take you to our School of Creative Arts, also runs at 11am.

Feel free to ask for any additional information on the bus timetable at the welcome desk on the day of your visit.  

 

Student services presentation - 11:10am

At approximately 11:10, we will host a student services presentation. This presentation will cover a range of topics to provide you with an overview of the support available to you during your studies at Wrexham University.

 

Campus tours

Take part in a campus tour, which occur every half hour, to get a feel for the University and see where you will be studying.

This will give you the chance to see some of the progress we have made in our facilities - and there are even more to come.

Starting at the main entrance, you’ll visit our classrooms and labs which we have recently invested in. You’ll see our new social spaces like the B hive, where you can relax or complete group projects in a dynamic environment.  

Our new labs, study rooms and social spaces are part of our Campus 2025 project. We are investing £80 million into our students’ future by enhancing all of our campuses to ensure they have the best facilities and learning environment. 

Ask your tour guide any questions you can think of, they will be happy to answer them. 

 

Academic talks - from 11:30am

From 11:30am, we will host a range of academic talks which will allow you to speak with our knowledgeable academics and learn more about what our courses entail. These talks cover our education, health and wellbeing, nursing, paramedic science, criminology, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, art and design, occupational therapy, operating department practice, business, nutrition and dietetics, social work, and sports injury and rehabilitation courses. Speak with our friendly staff or ambassadors to learn more about the specific timings of these talks on the day.

 

Student support services

Chat with our support services to find out what we have available to support you as you study with us.  

Careers and employability will be able to tell you about your career prospects for your chosen course and the ways you can enhance your employability through learning. You will also have the opportunity to learn about becoming a 'Student Ambassador' for our University, and earn money while you learn.

Our student’s union, WSU, will be on hand if you’d like to find out more about the fun societies and sports teams available for you to join.  

Discover the ins and outs of living on or near campus with our accommodation team.  

As a university, we also pride ourselves on our dedication to inclusion. As such, an inclusion rep will be on hand for you to discuss any concerns or challenges you may be anticipating before going to university. 

There will be a representative to assist with international students if you would like to discuss any processes or requirements with them.

You will also have the opportunity to speak with our Library and IT department to learn about the extensive resources that are accessible to our students

Finally, we will have an admissions team on site to provide you with any queries you have regarding your next steps and the application process, along with a short courses representative who can tell you more about the short courses we have available and how - where relevant - short courses can support you in your application for an undergraduate degree at Wrexham University.

 

Halls of residence

After chatting with accommodation services, you have the option of going to our halls of residence to see what we have on offer. 

On your way, why not check out our flight simulator that you can experience throughout the day?  

There’re also some fantastic science experiments that you can observe in our brand new labs. 

 

Lunch - 11:30am to 1pm

Have lunch on us!  

You must be hungry after all that information, and you have the option of having lunch on us.  

If you think of any other questions to ask whilst you eat, make sure to ask a staff member or a student ambassador and they’ll be happy to help.  

Make sure you keep an eye out for upcoming open days – we look forward to welcoming you soon!