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Social work students supporting villagers in Laos as part of their degree

UWS BA Social Work students are going to undertake their second year placement module in Laos from 8 May to 2 June 2017, making a key contribution to improving the water supplies of local villages.

 


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UWS-Oxfam Partnership - The Sustainability Challenge

Friday, 25 November 2016 2:00 PM - Friday, 25 November 2016 3:45 PM

The UWS-Oxfam partnership is delighted to invite you to this special policy forum event, ‘The Sustainability Challenge’. The event will see Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome, an organisation which promotes understanding of, and responses to, the global challenges facing humanity, presenting the latest Report to the Club ‘Reinventing Prosperity: Managing economic growth to reduce unemployment, inequality and climate change’.

  • About UWS

    University of the West of Scotland is one of the country’s largest modern universities, and aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland, and beyond.

    The university provides relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research. 

    We aim to make the communities we serve more successful, and to create opportunities for all to participate.

    UWS has a distinctive and important regional role, with four campuses across the west and south-west of Scotland: Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley.

    To help extend our international reach, appeal and objectives we have recently opened our fifth campus in London which will act as a dynamic delivery hub for international students to study Bachelor, Masters or Doctorates in Business or Health disciplines. 

    UWS is an international university with over 1400 international students drawn from more than 70 countries across the globe, and we work with over 100 international partners. 

    Across the campuses we offer a wide range of academic, social and sporting facilities and deliver a range of taught courses, Postgraduate Diplomas & Masters and research degrees

    The University has six academic schools - you can find more key information about our schools, departments, campuses and governance here.

     

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  • Top in the UK - 100 percent for overall student satisfaction

    UWS rated top in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016*

    *UWS was rated as top in the UK for a number of undergraduate degree courses in terms of Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. The following undergraduate courses were rated at 100% for Overall Student Satisfaction:

    • Aircraft Engineering
    • Community Education
    • Forensic Science
    • Midwifery
    • Sport & Exercise Science

    In addition, our Chemical Engineering course was rated top in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, and our Education, Psychology and our Drama-related courses were rated top in Scotland for Overall Student Satisfaction. Other highly rated courses were Politics which was rated 2nd in Scotland, as well as our Applied Biosciences, Chemistry and Civil Engineering courses.

    The results of the NSS 2016 (87.1% Overall Satisfaction) places UWS 48th out of 119 UK HE insitutions for student satisfaction which is a significant rise of 16 places from the previous year.