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University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland's largest modern universities, with four campuses in Paisley, Ayr, Hamilton and Dumfries. The Dumfries Campus is run in partnership with the University of Glasgow.

The university has close links with industry and commerce which is reflected in course design and the employability of its students.

Courses and Specialisms

It teaches a wide range of courses through six academic schools:

You may be able to complete part of your undergraduate course abroad, through the European Erasmus+ programme or exchange schemes with universities in the USA.

Students

The university has around 15,000 students of whom around 2,135 are international students from 70 countries across the world. 78% of students are studying full time.

According to HESA, 94.7% of students went into employment or further study within six months after graduating in 2014/15.

The university operates a Buddy Project on all four campuses; newly arrived students are matched with an established student to help them settle in.

Facilities and Services

Facilities include engineering workshops; nursing simulation wards; specialist technology labs for computing, animation and music technology; interdisciplinary science labs; and performance studios.

Each of the four campuses has a well equipped library and computer labs with free email and internet access.

The Students' Association has unions at all four campuses, with Paisley being the largest, offering a variety of entertainment and leisure opportunities. There are sports centres at Hamilton and Paisley with a range of facilities including gyms, sports halls, football and rugby pitches and jogging routes.

A brand new state-of-the-art campus is in the process of being built. Located just two miles from the existing UWS Hamilton campus, it will be one of the UK's greenest educational environments with its own windfarm and rainwater harvesting.

Ranking

UWS is ranked 4th in the UK for education studies in the Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2018.

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Contact Details

Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA1 2BE

Ayr Campus

University Avenue
Ayr
KA8 0SX
01292 886000

Dumfries Campus

Dudgeon House
Dumfries
DG1 4ZN
01387 345845
dumfries@uws.ac.uk

Lanarkshire Campus

Hamilton International Technology Park
Blantrye
G72 0LH

Off campus

Paisley

Paisley Campus

Paisley
PA1 2BE
0141 8483000
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