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Student at Station | Public Transport to Lanarkshire Campus | University of the West of Scotland

Ongoing Disruption at Ayr Railway Station

We are aware of the current disruption to rail services as a result of an exclusion zone being in place around Ayr Railway Station. This has occurred as a result of a former hotel building next to the station being deemed unsafe.

ScotRail is providing details on its website and social media channels as to the services which are disrupted and the alterations which will apply to the routes.  

ScotRail is also advising that replacement bus services will operate on routes where appropriate, and to please check before starting your journey to ensure you are aware which services are operating. Where necessary, ScotRail is recommending alternative bus routes.

We advise those who plan to travel to the campus via train to keep an eye out for updates from ScotRail and plan ahead, allowing a bit longer for your journey.

We also understand that the Ayr/Glasgow Central Service which stops at Paisley Gilmour Street is affected, which may therefore impact those travelling to our Paisley campus.

We are in touch with South Ayrshire Council, and will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide any updates as and when we know more.

In the meantime, more information and resources to help you plan your journey can be accessed via ScotRail on Twitter (@ScotRail), on their website, or by checking

Submitting coursework

If a campus is closed when you have an assignment due for submission, follow these guidelines.

  • If your assignment is due to be submitted by hand, and the campus is closed for 24 hours or more, a new submission deadline will apply automatically. Usually this will be two working days after the campus reopens.
  • If a module runs over more than one campus, the new submission date will apply to students on all campuses.
  • If your assignment is due to be submitted electronically, you should still do so within the original deadline, unless you’re told otherwise through the module’s Moodle site.
  • Generally, you should submit using Turnitin if your module leader has made it available. If not, submit by email to your module coordinator.
  • Each module’s Moodle site will post specific instructions. Check it for information on new submission deadlines. This is especially important if your submission involves making a presentation, since a number of people will need to arrange new time slots.


This page will post updates on any disruption to exams due to bad weather or other events. Again, your safety is the most important thing to consider when deciding whether to travel to an exam in severe weather.

If you decide it’s not safe for you to attend an exam, you should submit an Extenuating Circumstances Statement. Visit our Academic Appeals and Extenuating Circumstances page for further details. 

Last updated: 10/09/2018

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