“Independent statistics also show that the number of students completing their studies at UWS, and then moving into meaningful employment or further study is also increasing, particularly within six months of graduating.”
UWS takes a great deal of pride in the fact that it attracts the highest proportion of students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, particularly students from the most deprived areas.
Many UWS students are the first in their families to experience higher education and the University also has a high number of mature students who have complex responsibilities such as caring for family members or working alongside their studies.
At the heart of UWS’s successful approach is the delivery of a personalised, flexible, supportive and student-centred learning experience, which accommodates students' lives, responsibilities and needs to help ensure their success.
Professor Mahoney added: “We are extremely proud to be leading the way in meeting the Scottish Government’s objective to ensure more people from deprived areas go to university, but with this comes the responsibility of ensuring our students have the best possible experience and support.
“Our schools and professional services are focused on ensuring our students are at the centre of everything we do, so they receive the best possible education experience and opportunity to succeed. We have invested in our approach to education delivery, interactive learning studios and technology-supported learning.
“All UWS students benefit from our student-centred approach to learning, which impacts fundamentally on their lives and helps them achieve their ambitions for the future.
“I could not be more proud of our amazing students and the incredibly dedicated staff across all corners of UWS who are so committed to ensuring our students’ success.”