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Widening Participation

We aim to create opportunities for people who are traditionally under-represented and who might otherwise not consider that higher education is for them – and for employers who think likewise. We will work towards the aim of greater social inclusion and the mitigation of inequality in education. 1 in 4 Scottish-based undergraduates are from deprived areas

International activities and global citizenship

International activities and global citizenship We commit to providing students with a total learning environment while helping them to develop as global citizens. Our courses of study will enable students to engage with international themes. Students will have opportunities to participate in overseas learning.

Environmental responsibility and sustainability

We are committed to being a good neighbour, concerned for the community and the environment. We will continually strive to improve our social and environmental performance. Our aim is to ensure that our activities contribute to the sustainable development of the regional communities we serve.

Fair operating practices

We will act responsibly and ethically in conducting our business with other organisations.

Learning, teaching, research and the student experience

We will seek to embed the principles in this statement in the curriculum, approaches to research and dissemination of research and knowledge exchange.

United Nations Global Compact Principles

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to the United Nations Global Compact.

Last updated: 26/07/2017