ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21
Welcome to our dedicated Academic Year 2020/21 resource, where you will find a variety of detailed information to help you navigate and get the most out of your UWS student experience.
We hope you’re looking forward to engaging with our rich, dynamic and accessible learning and teaching experience, which truly caters for today’s modern student.
Staff at UWS have been working tirelessly to create fantastic, engaging hybrid learning experiences, using new and pioneering technology.
UWS has the wellbeing of our community uppermost in our minds at all times and you can have confidence in our comprehensive and detailed range of COVID-19 campus safety measures, covering all aspects of university life.
We know how difficult the past few months have been for you; however, when we face moments of adversity head-on, amazing things can happen.
University has the potential to be one of the most enlightening periods of your life, offering you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills, enhance your employability and engage in fantastic, memorable extra-curricular experiences –helping you to grow and develop as an individual.
Whether you’re a returning student or have just joined UWS, you’re not only one step closer to achieving your goals, but also to making an impact on a global society that needs your abilities more than ever.
I hope this resource is helpful in providing you with a range of information to support your studies and that you have a stimulating, rewarding and successful year.
Professor Craig Mahoney
Principal & Vice-Chancellor
From Monday 5th October, all Scottish campuses will be accessible Monday - Friday from 8am to 9pm, with the exception of Dumfries, which will close at 5pm Monday - Friday and will be closed at the weekend.
London Campus will be accessible Monday - Friday from 9am to 6pm and will be closed at the weekend.
From Monday - Friday, 5pm - 9pm, there will be further limits to campus access, as shown below:
Weekend access to campuses will be limited to the following:
Students will have timetabled campus access, and will be able to book study spaces, gym access and also use coffee shops / catering facilities on campus, which will be offering a take-away service only. At the moment, students are being asked only to come on to campus for one of these pre-arranged events.
These pages will be regularly updated as we adapt to latest national guidance and add more information about UWS activities for the new term ahead.
Our campuses will be open, running in line with government guidance regarding social distancing for as long as is necessary and we’re looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students.