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Ayr

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 
  • 5 UWS academic schools 
  • 1 hour to Glasgow 
  • 10 minutes to Ayr town centre 
  • 3 minute walk to campus accommodation

Learn & relax

UWS Ayr Campus provides state-of-the-art facilities for UWS students and our project partners, Scotland's Rural University College (SRUC). There’s also a great range of facilities for socialising, relaxing and having fun at UWS Ayr Campus.

Facilities

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

UWS student library

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' 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)...

SAUWS

Sports

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...

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 £99 per person, per week for a large en-suite bedroom with studio flats from £142 per week (based on single occupancy). Prices are inclusive of electricity and contents insurance cover. All prices relate to the 2017/18 academic year. 

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Ayr Campus Information

Find out more about Ayr and the UWS campus...

Contact Details

 

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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