Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Students’ Union are celebrating after being crowned the Best Team in Wales.

The team won the Best Team award at the National Union of Students (NUS) Wales Awards 2019 in Pontypridd this week.

The award is the latest in a series for the Union, who were judged best in Wales in 2018 and also scooped the Participation award at the NUS UK awards in July for a campaign tackling period poverty.

The latest award was accepted by current Student Union President Angus Hamill-Stewart and Vice-President Kieran Irwin.

Wrexham Glyndwr University Students’ Union Chief Executive Officer Sarah Ellis said: “This has been another busy year for the Students’ Union and, throughout, our team has worked closely and diligently to improve the student experience at Glyndwr.

“Among the improvements we’ve seen in the past twelve months has been the upgrade to our union to provide a new venue, The Lazy Lion.

“Complementing the work being done to upgrade the university as part of the Campus 2025 strategy, the venue is a relaxing space for students to use socially, with a brand new pizza oven installed and an improved bar area.

“Across the university and its campuses we’ve continued to work with students to  make sure their voice is heard and they are at the heart of shaping their own learning experience.

“Doing that requires a dedicated team and I’m proud of each and every one of them. This latest award is for us, and I’m sure the good news will continue as the Students’ Union develops.”

Wrexham Glyndwr University Director of Operations Lynda Powell added: “I’m delighted to see our excellent Students’ Union team have their work recognised nationally.

“The team have helped drive forward a series of improvements this year, and their good work is paying dividends. It’s great news to see everything they have done – and the team they have built – recognised, and for them to get another award for their growing trophy cabinet!”


Founded in 2008, Wrexham Glyndwr University is a young, bold and vibrant university based in north-east Wales. The university has two campuses in Wrexham, Plas Coch and Regent Street plus campuses in Northop and St Asaph. In 2017 the university was awarded the silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework for the quality of teaching.

The university is driving academic excellence through a wide range of innovative and industry-relevant courses, such as Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, Creative Arts, Criminology and Psychology. Wrexham Glyndwr is now a Top 100 University, rising 24 places in the Guardian league tables – one of the top 10 risers in the UK.  The Campus 2025 strategy encompasses plans for new student accommodation, car parking and upgraded facilities in the next eight years.