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DREAMING, BELIEVING, ACHIEVING

University of the West of Scotland is one of the UK’s most innovative modern universities,

but with a heritage dating back 120 years.

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Stormy weather

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The Met Office 'amber' weather warning has been reduced to 'yellow' across Scotland as winds ease off. There are disruptions to travel however in some areas and  you are advised to check your journey before travelling to and from the University campuses. All UWS campuses remain open and operating as normal.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

University of the West of Scotland aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland and beyond.

The University provides relevant, high-quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research. We aim to make the communities we serve more successful, and to create opportunities for all to participate.

We're ranked by Times Higher Education in their 2018 World University Rankings as being in the top 3% of universities worldwide, and feature in the top 200 of their Young University World Rankings.

94%

of UWS graduates are in work or further study research 6 months after graduating

Top 3%

our ranking by Times Higher Education in their 2018 World University Rankings

University Life

Across our four campuses in the West of Scotland - in Paisley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Ayr - and our campus in London enjoy access to a wide range of social, leisure and academic facilities to make the most of your time at UWS.

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Research

UWS research work has a tangible, early and positive effect. The innovative technologies we are developing are helping to shape society in Scotland and throughout the world.

In the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) each of our submissions were ranked as international or as world-leading. 

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Business

UWS offers a wide range of commercialisation, consultancy and development opportunities. From specialist expertise and talent, to access to high-quality equipment and facilities, we can benefit commercial businesses, public services and third sector organisations.

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