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UWS principal and vice chancellor warns Home Secretary of damaging impact on Higher Education by proposed immigration curbs

Proposed curbs on immigration announced by Home Secretary Amber Rudd could cause “severe and long-lasting damage” to Higher Education, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland has warned.


Festival of Ideas: Regeneration of Paisley

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 5:00 PM - Wednesday, 27 January 2016 7:30 PM

The School of Business and Enterprise is leading on a workshop to discuss the regeneration of the Paisley Town Centre.

  • Top in the UK - 100 percent for overall student satisfaction

    UWS rated top in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016*

    *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% for Overall Student Satisfaction:

    • Aircraft Engineering
    • Community Education
    • Forensic Science
    • Midwifery
    • Sport & Exercise Science

    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 for Overall Student Satisfaction. Other highly rated courses were Politics which was rated 2nd in Scotland, as well as our Applied Biosciences, Chemistry and Civil Engineering courses.

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

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