ABOVE: The UWS Ayr campus (credit: Bryan Shaw)
- Is Scotland the right place for me to live?
Through friends and research, I already knew that Scotland was a world class student destination. What I didn’t know, at least at first, was whether or not Scotland was the right place for me to live. I wanted to study in a calm and peaceful atmosphere – and yes, I know that probably doesn’t sound like your typical student life. However, it can be. UWS offers an exciting, lively social life, if that’s what you want. The diverse locations around each of the five campuses also means you can enjoy a more tranquil life, if you wish.
I study in Ayr, and there are a lot of stunning, rural locations in which you can study and live. There are busier places too, and it’s so easy to jump on a train and travel through to Glasgow, Paisley and beyond. Ayr itself is a busy town, with lots to do. It also has a stunning beach…and countryside. During my days off, it’s a brilliant location in which to really treasure the beauty of Scotland. The scenery nearby is just jaw-dropping. Take a look at the UWS Instagram page if you need further evidence. The landscape is beautiful, and the locals are so welcoming and friendly.
If you’re in the mood for something busier, city life here is great. There are so many great pubs, clubs, restaurants, gaming facilities, shops and gyms. If you want to follow a sports team, that’s easy to do too. Scottish people LOVE sport – and the passionate atmosphere can be a lot of fun.