Hamilton Campus

  • Hamilton Campus Video

  • A University Campus in Lanarkshire

    The UWS Hamilton Campus is well-integrated with the existing fabric of the town and has a more urban feel than the more rural locations of Dumfries and Ayr. Cafes and bars are located a stones‘ throw from the University making the campus a sociable place to study. UWS in Hamilton is home to:

    • state-of-the-art simulation wards for nursing and midwifery training
    • well-equipped library, open-access IT facilities, 80,000 books and 1,000 journals. A planned refurbishment took place in the summer of 2011 that increased study spaces from 160 to 200
    • WiFi access
    • Student Link, including financial and welfare advice; careers service; job shop; counselling service;
    • a range of catering facilities, including two student dining rooms and a coffee bar
    • self-catering halls of residence
    • students’ union which offers a programme of entertainment throughout the year
    • Lanarkshire Campus Development
      Contrary to headline reports in some newspapers, UWS has not decided to move its Hamilton Campus - but is carrying out an options appraisal into a range of development opportunities to create a campus that is an inspirational focal point and a key driver in the economic, social and cultural development of the region, as well as an international centre of higher education excellence that Lanarkshire and Scotland will be proud of for the next 30 to 50 years.

      The limitations of the current campus infrastructure are widely recognised, so the University had developed exciting proposals to build a new £60m facility on the current campus site. The University was proposing to fund up to 50% of the cost of this development and was seeking support from the SFC for match funding. Unfortunately funding was not available at that time and as a result the University is reconsidering the range of alternate options to deliver the exceptional learning environment that will not only serve today's students but the future generations of students in Lanarkshire and beyond.

      Options include various opportunities around development on the existing Campus location as well as options to develop off-site. All options are being fully appraised and no decision has been taken, nor is there a preferred option. A wide ranging and ongoing consultation is underway as part of that exercise. Student consultations are planned at the start of the academic session.

      The University appreciates the strong support that it has received from a number of external organisations and stakeholders, who recognise the need for this exciting development in Lanarkshire.

      A detailed options appraisal will be presented to the University’s governing body, Court, for consideration by the end of the year.

  • Campus Contact Details
    Hamilton Campus
    Almada Street
    ML3 0JB

    Campus Tel
    +44 (0)1698 283100

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


    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)