50 years of graduations
The University was founded in Paisley in 1897, playing an important role in the social and cultural life of the town. From 1903 the institution has provided courses for external degrees of the University of London, but in 1966 the then Paisley College of Technology, began to offer its own degrees under the auspices of the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA).
Some of Paisley’s first-ever graduates were among the UWS alumni who returned for a special celebration of half a century of graduation in the town.
In all, 80 alumni, honorary graduates, staff, friends and supporters of UWS gathered for the alumni dinner. They marked the approval in 1966 of the then Paisley College of Technology’s Honours degrees in Chemistry and Physics and an Ordinary degree in Science by the Council for National Academic Awards.