Dumfries Campus Facilities

  • Student life

    Students at Dumfries Campus can socialise, unwind and relax in a choice of café bars on the Campus.

    There is an Active Student Association for around 1,000 UWS students.

  • Unique, Distinctive, Shared

    University of the West of Scotland's Dumfries Campus is located within a historic 85-acre parkland estate just two miles from the centre of Dumfries.

    The Dumfries Campus has state-of-the-art learning facilities for college and UWS students and currently operates across five distinctive buildings; Dudgeon House, Browne House, Rutherford McCowan Building and Dumfries & Galloway College Building. Together they offer a range of benefits including:

    • a library equipped with over 40,000 books, wireless IT facilities, PC workstations and access to the University-wide library and other online resources
    • University Student Services which are located in the Dumfries & Galloway College building and offer careers and funding advice; job shop; counselling; and disability support
    • sports facilities including games hall, gym and fitness studio
    • almost 200 computer work stations for campus students
    • Student Link is located in the University Library in the Dumfries and Galloway College building and provides advice on a wide range of subjects including enrolment, preparing for a graduate job, applying for a graduate programme, funding, careers and more
    • WiFi access at a variety of locations across the campus
    • a state-of-the-art clinical training skills unit for UWS nursing students
    • an active Students’ Association
    • Library


      The Crichton Library is located in the Dumfries and Galloway College Building and provides library services to all campus students. With three distinct zones, the library offers a choice of study environments and is equipped with over 40,000 books, wireless IT facilities, PC workstations and access to University-wide library and online resources.

    • IT Support

       I T Equipment

      Open access IT suite available for private study, moodle access and Internet access. In addition, there are 12 AV equipped lecture rooms and further fully equipped rooms with state-of-the-art cameras/mics for video conferencing.

    • Training & Conferences


      Browne House is the Centre for Continuing Professional Development at the campus. To meet training and development needs, it is fitted with the latest audiovisual, communication and video-conferencing facilities and provides the ideal venue for meetings and conferences. The Centre can also access the expertise of partner institutions to tailor research, consultancy and training for the local enterprise and business community.

    • Catering Facilities

       Knife Fork

      For in between lectures, the Coffee Bar is open Monday to Friday, and stocks a variety of sandwiches, soup, drinks and snacks. Vending machines are also available outwith these times. In addition, Frescos Sandwich Bar and the Aston Hotel, both on the campus, provide freshly made hot and cold food and drinks.

    • Accommodation


      We can provide you with information on how to find accommodation in the local area. Please contact our accommodation unit on 0141 848 3159.

    • Student Life

       Student Life

       The relaxed, friendly environment of the campus also extends into the town of Dumfries itself, and is in fact characteristic of Dumfries & Galloway . The town offers a safe environment for students with easy access to the campus by foot, car or bus from the town centre.

      With a population of 38,000, Dumfries provides all the facilities enjoyed by city students, but on a smaller scale. Restaurants, pubs and clubs are plentiful, recreational facilities include sports and health clubs and cinemas, as well as high street and independent shops. To top it off, the cost of living is relatively low - a night out in Dumfries will cost you considerably less than a night out in the city without any compromise to the ambience, and the search for accommodation, if you need it, will present very few problems.