Hamilton Campus

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  • Lanarkshire campus update

    University of the West of Scotland has asked for further exploratory work to be carried out before it makes a decision on the development of its Lanarkshire campus.

    The University has been examining options to improve the student experience at its Lanarkshire campus after a £60m funding application to redevelop the existing campus in Hamilton was unsuccessful.

    At its meeting today, the UWS Court considered a range of options that included a smaller-scale redevelopment on the existing Hamilton campus as well as a number of off-site locations.

    Professor Paul Martin, Depute Principal of UWS, said: “In evaluating the options available to us, we followed the process set out in the UK Government’s ‘Green Book’, a thorough appraisal process took place which considered each option against a range of criteria.

    “This process was significantly informed by the views of students, colleagues and external stakeholders during a wide-ranging consultation exercise under the options appraisal process.

    “The Court is determined to find a solution that offers the best possible educational experience for our students, as well as the optimum teaching, research and enterprise facilities for staff.

    “Given the importance of the decision, and recent emerging detail, the Court has determined that extra information is required in order to make a fully informed selection.”

    Professor Martin added: “The University will continue to engage with our students, staff, stakeholders and other organisations throughout this process with a view to reaching a decision that delivers the best-possible solution for the Univeristy.”

  • 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

  • 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)