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Making a Difference

University of the West of Scotland aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the west of Scotland and beyond.

UWS is placed by Times Higher Education in the top 500 universities in their 2019 World University Rankings and in the top 150 in THE’s Young University Rankings 2018. We’re proud to say these positions show our second consecutive rise in THE’s rankings.

The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranks us as a top 100 UK university and as the highest ranked post-1992 university in Scotland. We rate highly for teaching quality and student experience in the following areas:

95%

of UWS undergraduates in work or further study within 6 months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17)

Top 150

our ranking in Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings 2018

97%

of UWS postgraduates in work of further study within 6 months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17)

University Life

Across our four campuses in the West of Scotland - in Paisley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Ayr - and our campus in London enjoy access to a wide range of social, leisure and academic facilities to make the most of your time at UWS.

University Life

Research

UWS research work has a tangible, early and positive effect. The innovative technologies we are developing are helping to shape society in Scotland and throughout the world.

In the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) each of our submissions were ranked as international or as world-leading. 

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Business

UWS offers a wide range of commercialisation, consultancy and development opportunities. From specialist expertise and talent, to access to high-quality equipment and facilities, we can benefit commercial businesses, public services and third sector organisations.

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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Health, Science & Society Debates

Paisley

The inaugural debate in the University’s new Debate Series will see pupils from Park Mains High School in Erskine debate three topics under the banner of ‘Health, Science and Society’.

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Wednesday 29 May 2019

2019 NURSING AND MIDWIFERY CAREERS FAIR

Lanarkshire

This Careers Fair is an excellent way for UWS students from our School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery to meet prospective employers and gather information for the next steps in their career.

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Wednesday 05 June 2019

Inspiring Women: Celebration Event

Paisley

UWS's Inspiring Women 2012-20 season concludes with a day-long Celebration Event. With amazing, inpsiring, keynote speakers and networking opportunties, this is a celebration not to be missed!

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Thursday 06 June 2019

Stunning Science @ UWS

Paisley

UWS Paisley Campus event, as part of the Glasgow Science Festival, for local school pupils, giving insights into how scientific research impacts and influences evertyone’s lives.

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Thursday 13 June 2019

Smashing Science @ UWS

Lanarkshire

UWS Lanarkshire Campus event, as part of the Glasgow Science Festival, for local school pupils, giving insights into how scientific research impacts and influences evertyone’s lives.

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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Lanarkshire Campus Graduation Ceremony 25/06/2019

Lanarkshire

Welcoming our graduands for this summer’s 2019 ceremonies from UWS Lanarkshire campus – we look forward to seeing students and guests at Hamilton Town House on Tuesday 25th June.

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