Investing in our facilities
UWS is principally arranged over four campuses, each with its own individual character, architecture and social-scene. Whichever campus you choose you’ll have access to modern accommodation, varied extra-curricular activities and excellent teaching and study facilities.
Our campuses also allow easy travel to Scotland's largest city, Glasgow and Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. Scotland's arts and cultural scene is second to none. With plenty of museums, art galleries, pubs, clubs and shopping, there are entertainment options for everyone. We are investing millions to modernise our campus estate and construct the most modern and stimulating learning spaces in Scotland.
Our state-of-the-art Ayr Campus is just over 10 years' old. Our Lanarkshire Campus is only a few years old and has been classified as an EcoCampus making it one of the most environmentally-friendly, dynamic and vibrant learning spaces anywhere in the UK. In addition, we are planning to move to new premises for our Dumfries Campus in the summer of 2022.
Because of our network of campuses across west of Scotland, a significant number of our students stay at home, and can access world-class university teaching without having to more away. This is particularly important for mature students who are capable of degree-level study but who possibly have childcare or family commitments and have to stay in the region.