With origins dating back to 1897, University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities. The four UWS campuses cover the west and south-west of Scotland in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, as well as a new campus in London.
At UWS your learning and teaching experience will be student-centred, personalised and distinctive, preparing you for a rewarding future. Our cutting edge courses, practical knowledge and intelligent teaching are focused on helping you get ahead.
UWS research work has a tangible, early and positive effect. The innovative technologies we are developing are helping to shape society in Scotland and throughout the world.
Our team of advisers are ready to help with career planning, graduate recruitment, work placements, part-time work, summer jobs and volunteering. We offer one-to-one guidance sessions tailored to individual students needs on all matters relating to career plans, including:
We are committed to ensuring that all of our students get the most out of their university experience. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of student services to provide advice, support and guidance when you need it.
Our campus-based student service teams provide:
Located in a vibrant part of the city, a short walk from central London (15-minute walk from London Bridge underground), UWS's London Campus offers modern study facilities and attractive accommodation options in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Close to the City - a global hub for financial and business institutions - the campus is right at the heart of the business world.
UWS Library has an extensive collection of relevant resources that support learning, teaching and research. Each of our five campuses has its own library, and students can access resources held throughout the UWS Library network and online. We also have an Information Literacy Programme to support information skills development .
UWS London Campus is wifi enabled with a spacious computer lab to ensure that all students have free, unlimited access to their email and the internet. A partnership with Microsoft – the Microsoft Campus Agreement – allows access to the latest Microsoft products for use on personal computers, on or off campus.
The National Health Service (NHS) provides healthcare services in the UK and international students can access this free of charge provided that:
Combining the town's history and heritage with modern, contemporary teaching facilities, UWS Paisley Campus provides a dynamic and inspiring learning environment. The campus is home to around 10,000 students and offers a range of courses and research opportunities in business; computing; social sciences; engineering and science; and health, nursing and midwifery.
The Centre for Culture, Sport and Events focuses on four key themed areas: place-focused cultural regeneration; arts, cultural diplomacy and soft power; sport events and festivals; and, media communication and digital cultures.
SAUWS, our award-winning Students’ Association, is run for students by students. SAUWS organise and deliver a wide range of social and sporting events all year round and campaign with you and on your behalf on the issues that really matter to you.
UWS is officially recognised by Times Higher Education in the top 600 of universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) and in the top 150 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).
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