Bangor University’s Wrexham Campus
Studying at our Wrexham Campus is like being part of a family. It is dedicated to Health Science subjects and we run Bachelor of Nursing (hons) courses in the fields of adult, child and mental health, and BSC (hons) Radiography and Bachelor of Midwifery courses here.
Bangor's Wrexham Campus is the only place in North East Wales where students can enrol on these NHS funded courses (which covers fees and a contribution towards living expenses) with placements within the BCUHB North Wales hospital region.
Our Wrexham Health Science campus has a dedicated library with helpful subject specific staff on site. Our students get the opportunity to connect with all of the academic staff at this smaller campus that has an excellent student to staff ratio. Our experienced staff come from a wide range of clinical backgrounds e.g.: radiography, midwifery, acute nursing such as A&E, cardiac, medical, surgical, theatre, as well as community and district nursing.
Radiography is one of the professions allied to medicine. Diagnostic radiography is an invaluable aid in the diagnosis of disease and a designated lab is also equipment to practice with the variety of imaging and reporting.
We also have a well-equipped skills lab for all nursing fields where students can practice their clinical skills on our mannequins and where we deliver patient simulation teaching caring for patients with acute and chronic disease. Here students can carry out injections, catheterisation, wound dressings, and respond to the vital signs of blood pressure and temperature readings with our mannequins in a safe environment.
The Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Spire Hospital have very close links with the School of Health Sciences and are a two-minute walk away. They both provide practice placements for the undergraduate nursing students during their three-year studies and their staff make up the major part of the post registration student body. The Maelor is the largest single site hospital in North Wales and has recently undergone an extensive multi-million-pound programme of modernisation and has growing academic status in conjunction with the University of Wales College of Medicine.
Specialisms & facilities at the Maelor include the Emergency department, Intensive Therapy Unit, Stroke Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Medicine and Surgery, Renal Dialysis Unit, Out Patient Services for Ophthalmology, Endoscopy, and a variety of surgical day case procedures and well as a maternity unit, Mental Health Units and the Prison Health services Our students experience a variety of these placements throughout their studies.
Courses available at the Wrexham Campus
- Adult Nursing BN (Hons) (3 years) Available in September and April
- Children’s Nursing BN (Hons) (3 years) Available in September
- Mental Health Nursing BN (Hons) (3 years) Available in April
- Midwifery BM (Hons) (3 years) Available in September
- Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons) (3 years) Available in September
- *BSc (Hons) Health Studies (including programmes with specialist practice awards)
Wrexham & Surrounding areas
Bangor’s Wrexham campus and is a ten-minute walk to Wrexham town centre and is an ideal choice for students wishing to experience the best of modern living in a welcoming town, with several parks, galleries and museums. Within twenty minutes travel you can lose yourself in the Welsh hills, be fascinated by the Roman remains in Chester or view the rich historical past within Wrexham County Borough.
You can find out more about Wrexham, North East Wales’ biggest town on these useful sites:
Student Accommodation in Wrexham
Many students who attend the Wrexham campus live within commuting distance but for those from further afield or who wish to live in student halls the University has a number of rooms in Snowdon Hall in Wrexham. The accommodation is within a 2 minute walking distance of the town centre and 10 minutes walk from the main University buildings.
Please follow the links below for further information:
Radiography Students (The course is only run from the Wrexham Campus)
Nursing Students (Children's Nursing is only run from Wrexham Campus, other pathways can offer flexibility in where you study)
Getting to the Wrexham Campus
Wrexham is 70 miles from Bangor, in North East Wales, with easy access to the North Wales coast and the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia. The city of Chester is only 13 miles away and the larger cities of Liverpool and Manchester are also within easy reach by road or rail. This puts it within easy commuting distance of large parts of North West England and the Midlands as well as North East Wales. The Wrexham campus is situated adjacent to the Maelor Hospital on the Wrexham Technology Park.
For further information contact:
School of Health Sciences
Bangor University Wrexham Campus,
Wrexham Technology Park,
Wrexham, LL13 7YP