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These teams provide essential support and professional services to the UWS academic Schools.

Academic Life

Our mission is to provide central professional support and development activities for Research, Enterprise, Teaching and Learning for all who teach and Postgraduate Research students. Academic Life comprises of five key academic support services: Research, Enterprise, Quality Enhancement Support Team (QuEST), UWS Academy and Education Futures.

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Estates Solutions

The Estates Solutions team develops new buildings and facilities, and maintains existing property. It aims to provide a safe, high-quality university environment in a sustainable way.

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Tel: +44(0)141 848 3152



External Engagement

The External Engagement team works to strengthen and expand our Partnerships with local communities and wider society.


The Finance department devises a strategy to deliver the resources required for UWS to thrive. It also aims to provide efficient income collection and payment of suppliers and staff.

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Accounts Payable

Tel: +44(0) 0141 848 3246


Accounts Recievable

Tel: +44(0)141 848 3271


IT & Digital Services

This team manages, develops and supports IT systems across the university. 

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ITDS helpdesk

Tel: +44(0)141 848 3999


Hours: 08.45 to 21.00 (Mon-Thu), 08.45 to 16.30 (Fri)



The international Centre at UWS works to extend the university's global reach and explore new international opportunities.

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Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications department promotes the university and its academic Schools, as well as leading on student recruitment, community engagement, internal communications and brand development.

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People & Organisational Development

Engaging and supporting the 1,500-plus people who work at UWS is the mission of the People and Organisational Development unit. It also oversees recruitment.

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For UWS staff seeking a self-certificate form, these can be downloaded from the General Documents tile on the People & Organisational Development (P&OD) section on the staff intranet (UWS Connect).

Printing Services

UWS’s Printing service produces everything from University stationery to full colour leaflets, posters and personalised products. It also sells textbooks and past papers, and offers copying and binding services to staff, students and the public.

Contact us:

Tel: +44(0)141 848 3343



The Procurement team works with those who purchase on behalf of the schools and support departments. It helps them achieve best value for money for all goods and services. It takes into account quality, cost, customer satisfaction and sustainability (including economic, social and environmental benefits).

Information for suppliers:

  • Tender opportunities are advertised through the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) portal.

  • Specific information, including UWS procurement contact details, can be found on our Buyer Profile.

  • The Supplier Journey explains the process of awarding a public sector contract.

  • Where possible, UWS uses frameworks put in place by Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges – the procurement centre of expertise for Scotland’s universities and colleges.

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Research Services

Research Services provides professional research support to a diverse community of researchers across the University.

Resilience & Safety

This team is the institutional lead on Health, Safety and Employee Wellbeing, Fire Safety, Risk Management, Insurance, Business Continuity Planning and the Prevent Duty. The team support all Schools and Departments in relation to these areas.

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Student Administration

Staff in Student Administration support students throughout their studies, from induction and enrolment to final qualification and beyond. 

Contact us:

Tel: +44(0)141 848 3688


Level 1, Robertson Trust Library & Learning Centre Paisley PA1 2BE

Opening hours: Monday/Friday 08.00 to 20.00.

Saturday/Sunday 09.00 to 17.00.

Last updated: 12/01/2018