At UWS we’re keen to join forces with like-minded organisations, for the benefit of our students and wider society. Our academic schools are always working with a host of industry, government and academic partners.
Here’s a flavour of our current university-wide partnerships – local, national and global.
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Worldwide hubs: From Canada to Cameroon and from Turkey to Taiwan, we’re constantly expanding UWS’s global presence through transnational partnerships.
Credit where it’s due: We help to train a spotlight on the many achievements of higher education in Scotland. UWS is the main sponsor of the annual Herald Higher Education Awards, celebrating innovation in the sector.
Working in harmony: The Cumnock Tryst brings international musicians to the Ayrshire town’s churches, hotels and town halls. We support the festival as media partner, and bring our mobile campus to town for the four-day event.
We work with pupils of all ages across Scotland to engage them in inventive ways and encourage them to develop as citizens and to view university as a realistic and achievable goal for them, regardless of their background?
We support students in eight Scottish colleges to study for degrees – either within their own colleges, or by moving to UWS courses.
UWS was the first new Scottish university to offer a degree in divinity, through our partnership with Scottish Baptist College. Since launching the four-year Bachelor of Divinity degree, we’ve developed further qualifications in theology and pastoral studies with the college.
UWS has 130 European partners, and we facilitate student exchange across a range of disciplines. Erasmus exchange enables students to enhance their academic experience, personal development, job opportunities, confidence and life skills and provides a wider cultural outlook to their University experience. Our staff also benefit from mutual exchange opportunities with our partner institutions.
We now have more than 20 TNE partners across Ireland, Italy, Russia, France, Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia. Sri Lanka, Ghana and India enabling UWS programme delivery in a growing number of regions across the world. Visit our Partner with us webpage to find out more.
Our sports partnerships offer teams the benefit of UWS sports science expertise. But they also trigger opportunities for student involvement and research.
We work with diverse community organisations to share expertise and generate opportunities for research and student experiences.
We’re lobbying to see Paisley crowned as UK City of Culture 2021. It’s just one example of the work we do as part of our strategic partnership with Renfrewshire Council. We also work closely with our other local authorities across the West of Scotland. For example, we’re collaborating with the three Ayrshire councils to support a Growth Deal for Ayrshire.