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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.

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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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about University spinout set to disrupt sensor industry

5 days ago

University spinout set to disrupt sensor industry

A new spinout company from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is set to disrupt the thin film and sensor industry – currently valued at more than £2.5 billion globally.

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about Robotic sensors could help transform prosthetics

Monday 01-08-2022

Robotic sensors could help transform prosthetics

A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs.

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about New UWS Principal and Vice-Chancellor appointed

Thursday 28-07-2022

New UWS Principal and Vice-Chancellor appointed

Professor James Miller will assume the role from 1 November 2022.

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about UWS athletes set to star at Commonwealth Games

Wednesday 20-07-2022

UWS athletes set to star at Commonwealth Games

UWS Sport and Team UWS are delighted to confirm that a total of 12 UWS students, alumni and staff will be attending the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games later this month, to represent Team Scotland.

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about Lockdown restrictions led to poor health behaviour

Tuesday 12-07-2022

Lockdown restrictions led to poor health behaviour

Strict lockdown restrictions during peak periods of the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to poorer health behaviours such as drinking more and exercising less.

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about Students shine in annual showcase

Monday 11-07-2022

Students shine in annual showcase

The Arts & Media Summer Showcase has launched.

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about Clearing Drop-in Session - Paisley Campus

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Clearing Drop-in Session - Paisley Campus

Paisley

Whether you’ve still to apply to university for 2022; aren’t currently holding any offers; already have your results, we’re here to guide you through the Clearing process from beginning to end.

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about Clearing Drop-in Session - Lanarkshire Campus

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Clearing Drop-in Session - Lanarkshire Campus

Lanarkshire

Whether you’ve still to apply to university for 2022; aren’t currently holding any offers; already have your results, we’re here to guide you through the Clearing process from beginning to end.

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about Clearing Drop-in Session - Lanarkshire Campus

Thursday 11 August 2022

Clearing Drop-in Session - Lanarkshire Campus

Lanarkshire

Whether you’ve still to apply to university for 2022; aren’t currently holding any offers; already have your results, we’re here to guide you through the Clearing process from beginning to end.

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about Clearing Drop-in Session - Paisley Campus

Thursday 11 August 2022

Clearing Drop-in Session - Paisley Campus

Paisley

Whether you’ve still to apply to university for 2022; aren’t currently holding any offers; already have your results, we’re here to guide you through the Clearing process from beginning to end.

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about Ayr Campus - Undergraduate Open Day

Saturday 03 September 2022

Ayr Campus - Undergraduate Open Day

Ayr

Visit our Ayr Campus Open Day on 3rd September (11am-2pm) for a whole host of interactive activities, giving you a real flavour of what’s on offer at UWS and what it would be like to study with us.

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about Financial Education Planning: Online Seminar

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Financial Education Planning: Online Seminar

With the current global economic recession, financial education planning is paramount for survival - discover more at this online seminar with Dr Enkeleda Lulaj.

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