Ayr Campus

  • State-of-the-art. Innovative. Sustainable.

    University of the West of Scotland's new £81 million Ayr Campus, which opened in August 2011, creates a truly innovative learning environment for students. The campus, which was developed by UWS in partnership with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), is situated on the Craigie Estate, next to the River Ayr.

    Developed in consultation with Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the new Campus provides Ayrshire with one of the UK’s most modern, environmentally friendly and sustainable Higher Education learning environments. The campus design was inspired by the area’s woodland surroundings and offers students a stunning space for study. Some of Scottish higher education’s finest facilities with suites, studios and laboratories for performance, music, broadcasting, education and healthcare.

    • a student-run digital radio station 
    • its own lively student union, with an excellent events and entertainment schedule
    • a library housing an impressive range of resources and facilities
    • brand-new student accommodation composed of 200 en-suite bedrooms grouped in student flats, with shared lounge, kitchen and dining areas and with communal lounge and laundry facilities
    • a range of student services featuring careers and funding advice; job shop; counselling; and disability support
    • access to extensive riverside walkways and cycle paths.

    New Residences Development  

    As part of our £81 million Ayr Campus development, the University commissioned a new student residence close to the main University building in picturesque woodland. 

    With 200 bed spaces, the residence includes en-suite student bedrooms with communal kitchen/living facilities. The rooms provide space for a larger than average bed, a desk and carefully planned storage. A management suite, student lounge and laundry are also contained within the residence. All open plan spaces and communal areas within the building benefit from clear views of the surrounding greenery. And the University building is only a few minutes walk away.

    The new UWS Ayr Campus offers students the opportunity to experience an exceptional academic environment in a truly unique setting. Find out more about our Ayr Campus Accommodation. 

  • Transport services

  • Campus Contact Details:
    Ayr Campus
    University Avenue
    KA8 0SX

    Campus Tel:
    +44 (0)1292 886000

    University Direct:
    0800 027 1000
    +44 (0)141 849 4101

    Students' Association:
    +44 (0)1292 886330

  • Downloads

    UWS operates a smoke-free policy on its campuses in Ayr, Hamilton, and Paisley. The smoke-free policy covers campus buildings, students residences and student association premises. For more information download the Smoke-free Policy and Procedure (pdf)

    Ayr Campus Awards

    Guardian University Awards 2013 - Runner up

  • SCONUL Library Design Award 2013 winner logo