Student Placements

  • The University prides itself on providing students with experience of working in the ‘real world’ and is continually looking for work placement opportunities for its students.

    Do you want to give something back to the University?  Can your company or organisation help us provide these opportunities to UWS students?

  • Work placement opportunities, which vary in duration, but tend to commence in February or early summer, are offered to students studying in the Schools of:

    • Business and Enterprise
    • Engineering and Computing
    • Science and Sport
    • Media, Culture and Society
    • Education*
    • Health, Nursing and Midwifery*

    Ideally work placements would be in the west of Scotland area, particularly Glasgow, Hamilton, Ayr and Dumfries, but other locations nationally and internationally might be of interest too.

    Additionally, we are very interested in hearing from you if you have any job opportunities for our graduates or students on a part time basis.

    We offer a free advertising service: full details on our services can be accessed here.

    If you could assist with providing a student placement, and want more details, contact the Employability Link on 0141 949 3806 or email: or visit  

    *Professional Practice Placements e.g. nursing, teaching, social work: contact telephone 01698 283100 ext. 8202

  • Get in touch

    Development and Alumni
    University of the West of Scotland
    Paisley, PA1 2BE
    Tel: + 44 (0) 141 848 3733