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ALUMNI Benefits

Besides being part of an extensive worldwide professional and academic network of 120,000 which will help develop your career, you will be delighted to know that UWS alumni are eligible for a range of benefits. 

10% discount on Masters’ Degree tuition fees for UWS Alumni.*

If you are a former student of the university, you are automatically a member of our Alumni Association and may be eligible for a 10 % discount on Masters’ Degree tuition fees for future courses. Please contact Development & Alumni at to confirm your eligibility.

(*This discount cannot be combined with any other tuition fee discount or scholarship. Applies to self-funding UWS Alumni enrolled in a UWS Masters’ Degree Programme on a Scottish Campus. Does not apply to PGDE, MEng, PG Cert or PG Dip programmes. To qualify, students are required to have studied at UWS, or a previous higher education institution which is now part of UWS, for at least one year and meet the Masters’ Programme entry requirements.)

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Alumni communications

Alumni receive our e-newsletter every two months to keep you up to date with alumni events and activities. If you haven't received it update your email address

Careers Advice

The University’s careers advice service is free to graduates for two years after graduation. It includes:

  • CV checking
  • face-to-face or telephone guidance with our experienced careers advisers
  • help in preparing for selection interviews
  • access to our extensive careers seminar programme and on-campus graduate recruiter workshops.


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Many recent graduates benefit from being paired up with a mentor from the alumni community.

Mentors are selected to offer relevant experience of your profession or sector. They act as guides and sounding-boards for your career development. Email if you would like to mentor or be mentored

Free Campus Library Access

You can borrow up to five books for four weeks at a time from any campus library. To apply, bring your ID and proof of graduation (a copy of your qualification certificate would be ideal) to your local campus library.

Sport facilities and membership

Alumni can access the University's sport facilities for a special rate and will also receive a discounted fee on gym membership. Please bring your ID and proof of graduation (a copy of your qualification certificate would be ideal) to your local campus sports centre

Accommodation & Events

The University’s residences at Ayr and Paisley campuses offer excellent accommodation. Subject to availability, alumni may be able to use this accommodation at discounted rates, either for individual stays or block bookings.

If you’re planning an event, consider the University’s range of flexible venue spaces. These can be reserved in tandem with the accommodation above. Professional catering and event planning are also available. A discounted rate is offered to alumni so please contact us to find out more

Last updated: 24/07/2020