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UWS’s Ayr Campus provides state-of-the-art Facilities | University of the West of Scotland


Opened in August 2011, the campus was developed in partnership with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and in consultation with Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. It provides Ayrshire with one of the UK's most modern, environmentally friendly and sustainable higher education learning facilities. The campus design was inspired by the area's woodland surroundings and offers students a stunning space for study.  

  • £81 million campus 
  • 2420 UWS students 
  • 4 UWS academic schools 
  • 1 hour to Glasgow 
  • 10 minutes to Ayr town centre 
  • 3 minute walk to campus accommodation
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UWS Ayr Campus provides state-of-the-art facilities for you. There’s also a great range of facilities for socialising, relaxing and having fun at UWS Ayr Campus.

Ayr Campus Facilities | UWS Student on Green Screen | University of the West of Scotland

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Fully equipped lecture rooms and classrooms. Suites, studios and laboratories for performance, music, broadcasting, education and healthcare. Industry-standard recording facilities. Student-run digital radio station. An award-winning library. A new fitness conditioning suite and sports halls

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UWS student library


From books and journals to CDs, DVDs and videos, Ayr Campus' award-winning library houses an impressive range of resources and facilities. The library also features computer stations for students to access the library catalogue, electronic services and other internet resources.

Students Social Life at Ayr Campus Students Union | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Students' Union

The lively Students' Union at Ayr Campus has an excellent events and entertainment schedule including live music, DJs and themed party nights. In addition to an entertainment space, the Union also has a bar/diner, games room and student shop. The Union is run by the Students' Association (SAUWS)...

UWS Student & Trainer at Sports Gym in Ayr Campus | University of the West of Scotland


UWS Ayr Campus features a new fitness suite that is open to all students and staff. The facility, overlooking the river, has state-of-the-art equipment including a wide range of cardiovascular machines, resistance machines and a multi-use area for core training, functional training and warm...

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Ayr Campus Accommodation

UWS Ayr Campus offers stunning student accommodation just a few minutes' walk from the main campus building. 

Ayr residence offers modern, stylish en-suite accommodation in a woodland setting but close to the main teaching building. It houses 200 students and each flat consists of 4 to 5 private en-suite bedrooms with a shared open plan kitchen/lounge area.  

There are 4 accessible units for disabled students and 6 studio flats (en-suite, with a large open plan kitchen, lounge and study area) are also available.  

Prices start at £111 per person, per week for a large en-suite bedroom with studio flats from £160 per week (based on single occupancy). Prices are inclusive of electricity and contents insurance cover. All prices relate to the 2020/21 academic year. 

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University of the West of Scotland

Ayr Campus

University Avenue

Ayr, KA8 0SX

Scotland, United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0)1292 886 000

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