UWS Alumni


1966 graduate travels from Canada to attend alumni gathering

A huge thank you to 1966 graduate Dipak Basu who travelled from Canada to attend our alumni dinner in August.


Open Days 2016

Saturday, 10 September 2016 11:00 AM - Saturday, 17 September 2016 3:00 PM

The September open days take place on Saturday 10th September and Saturday 17 September. Drop‐in to ask our staff and students questions about UWS; you can talk to us about our academic, social and sporting facilities, work placements and where to find funding or accommodation.

  • 1966 - A year of Change

    The University was founded in Paisley in 1897, playing an important role in the social and cultural life of the town. From 1903 the institution has provided courses for external degrees of the University of London, but in 1966 the then Paisley College of Technology, began to offer its own degrees under the auspices of the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). View the film below commissioned to mark this 50 year milestone.

  • Are you a former student? We would love to hear from you.

    The Alumni Association aims to foster and promote lifelong links between the University, our graduates and the wider alumni-community.

    Membership of the Association is automatic when you graduate with a recognised qualification from the University of the West of Scotland or have graduated from any of our founding institutions:

    • Paisley College of Technology
    • University of Paisley
    • Craigie College of Education, Ayr (merged with University of Paisley in 1993)
    • Bell College of Technology

    Email us and let us know what you did next and remember to update your details on our alumni database.

    Lost Degree Certificate
    Have you lost your degree certificate? Don't worry! UWS students can purchase a replacement award certificate via our online store. Graduates from our founding institutions should contact us for advice.

    Academic Transcripts
    Replacement academic transcripts can be requested from Registry