At UWS, we are committed to ensuring that you get the most from your university experience, regardless of your personal circumstances or background. There is a wide range of support available to ensure that you fulfil your potential, achieve your goals and enjoy your time at UWS.
Thinking about finance and funding will be high on your agenda while at UWS, whether it’s making arrangements to pay for university accommodation or tuition fees, or looking for advice and guidance.
Our Money, Fees & Funding section gives you everything you need to know about how much it will cost to study at UWS, as well as information on the funding that may be available to help you meet these costs and help support your living costs during your studies. You can also find out about any additional funds that might be available, and get advice and guidance on how to make the most of your money.Find out more
At UWS we take gender based violence seriously and we want to ensure we provide a consistent, caring, and timely response when any member of our University community is affected by such violence.
Should you wish to speak to someone who can advise what support services are available at UWS a safe place to contact is the Hub and the student links on your campus.
Our staff will deal with your enquiry sensitively and they can also advise you of specialist support services available externally. Information will be treated as confidential, unless there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others.
Please contact the HUB by emailing email@example.com, in person or by phoning 0141 848 3800 or you can read more information below about counselling and specialist services.
Information will be treated as confidential, unless there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others.
If you have been sexually assaulted by someone studying or working at the university you may want to disclose details of the assault or harassment to someone within the University that you feel able to talk to. You can also contact the Hub or Student Link on your campus to access UWS support services.
If you do not feel comfortable to talk to someone within the University then the Case Workers at the Students’ Association are also available should you prefer to discuss the matter with them. Contact details are available on the SAUWS website.
If you wish to report a sexual assault by a student or a member of staff, the University will carry out an investigation. The process will be explained to you in advance to ensure that you are comfortable with each stage.
The University will share the minimum amount of information needed in order to conduct its investigation. This could, however, involve speaking to any witnesses, as well as the student (or students) to whom your complaint relates.
At every stage of our investigation, including where it leads to a matter being referred to the Senate Disciplinary Committee, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you do not have to come into contact with the student (or students) your complaint relates to.
The counselling service at UWS provides free confidential support to all students. All of our counsellors are practised and skilled in working with people who have experienced gender based violence and would be happy to speak to you.
To arrange to see a counsellor contact the Hub or link on your campus and they will arrange an appointment for you.
Students should contact us through the Student Link / firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of specialist services who can provide sensitive, expert help by phone or in person. Some of which are listed below and include: Rape Crisis Scotland; Archway; Fearless; LGBT; Scottish Women’s Aid.
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
The helpline is normally open from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week, and offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information. The helpline can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for ongoing support. The helpline offers a Mincom service for deaf or hard of hearing people, and can arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.
Archway is a specialist service at the Sandyford in Glasgow offering sensitive support, physical examination and counselling for anyone over the age of 13 who has been sexually assaulted or raped within the past 7 days.
Fearless offers non-judgemental, one-to-one support for individuals experiencing abuse. The service works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races, religions, beliefs, abilities, gender identities, sexes or sexual orientations. Anyone can make a referral to Fearless through the website www.fearless.scot or by email or phone.
Provides support to LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse. A national helpline providing information and emotional support to LGBT people, their families, friends and supporters. Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (12 to 9pm).
Women's Aid network supports, all women (including transgender women and Lesbian/gay or bisexual women)children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse across Scotland by promoting women’s and children’s rights, providing services and advice to members and ensuring services are available. These include safe refuge accommodation, information, and support. Their helpline is open to anyone affected by domestic abuse, including professionals.