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UWS student wins prestigious social work award

A University of the West of Scotland student, Kazamira McGroarty has been named ‘Student Social Worker of the Year’ at the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) awards which were held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 21 March 2017.


UWS-Oxfam Partnership - The Sustainability Challenge

Friday, 25 November 2016 2:00 PM - Friday, 25 November 2016 3:45 PM

The UWS-Oxfam partnership is delighted to invite you to this special policy forum event, ‘The Sustainability Challenge’. The event will see Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome, an organisation which promotes understanding of, and responses to, the global challenges facing humanity, presenting the latest Report to the Club ‘Reinventing Prosperity: Managing economic growth to reduce unemployment, inequality and climate change’.

  • At UWS our focus is on our students – encouraging and inspiring them to achieve the best they possibly can in terms of academic success, employability and personal development. Our graduates are work–ready, resilient and able to contribute locally and globally. Find out more about our study options across the campuses in our Undergraduate course list and Postgraduate course list, or visit us to find out more.

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  • UWS Success

    • Top ranking Undergraduate degrees

      UWS was rated as top in the UK for a number of undergraduate degree courses in terms of Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. 

      The following undergraduate courses were rated at 100%:

      In addition, our Chemical Engineering course was rated top in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, and our Education, Psychology and our Drama-related courses were rated top in Scotland. 

      Other highly rated UWS courses were: Politics (which was rated 2nd in Scotland); Applied Biosciences; Chemistry; Civil Engineering, and Occupational Safety & Health

      The results of the NSS 2016 (87.1% Overall Satisfaction) places UWS 48th out of 119 UK HE institutions for student satisfaction which is a significant rise of 16 places from the previous year.

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