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Dumfries is UWS's smallest campus, but it is a unique multi-institution facility located within the beautiful Crichton estate – a historic 85-acre parkland estate just two miles from the centre of Dumfries.

The campus has state-of-the-art learning facilities and currently operates across five distinct, historic buildings. A range of flexible full and part-time study opportunities are available and an enthusiastic team of experienced teaching staff are waiting to welcome you. Students benefit from small class sizes, low staff: student ratios and a supportive study environment.

The campus is home to an award-winning Student Services team who will equip you with the information you need about careers, funding, employability and student support.

  • UWS is the biggest provider of education in Dumfries and Galloway 
  • 30 minute walk to Dumfries town centre 
  • The campus is set in an 85-acre woodland estate 
  • 4 UWS academic schools 
  • Over 500 UWS students
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Learn & relax

The Dumfries Campus provides excellent teaching and study facilities. University shouldn't be all work and no play however, and the UWS Dumfries Campus offers a range of extra-curricular activities and events to keep you entertained.

Class Room Facilities at Dumfries Campus UWS | University of the West of Scotland


Modern, fully equipped classrooms and lecture rooms, Industry leading clinical training skills unit for UWS nursing students, Award-winning Student Services team, The Crichton Library, Access to University-wide library of online resources, Almost 200 computer work stations for campus students,...

Crichton Library at Dumfries Campus to Students | UWS | University of the West of Scotland


The Crichton Library is located in the Dumfries and Galloway College Building and provides library services to all campus students. With three distinct zones, the library offers a choice of study environments and is equipped with over 40,000 books, wifi and computer work stations.

Computer Facilities at Dumfries Campus | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Computer facilities

There are almost 200 computer work stations located around the Dumfries Campus, including the library and Students' Union. All students have free, unlimited access to their email and the internet. A partnership with Microsoft – the Microsoft Campus Agreement – allows access to the latest Microsoft...

Food Served at Dumfries Catering Facilities | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Catering facilities

For time-out between lectures, the Coffee Bar is open Monday to Friday and stocks a variety of sandwiches, soup, drinks and snacks. In addition, Frescos Sandwich Bar and the Holiday Inn both provide freshly made hot and cold food and drinks. Vending machines are also available around campus.

Band at Student Union at Hamilton Campus | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Students' Association

The Dumfries Campus is home to an active Students' Association (CUCSA) run for students, by students. CUCSA organise various social events and activities on campus throughout the year, including band nights and parties, which are advertised on the CUCSA Facebook page. The CUCSA also support and...

UWS Students Rowing | Sports, Clubs & Societies | University of the West of Scotland

Sports, clubs and societies

There are a variety of sports, clubs and societies for you to get involved with at the UWS Dumfries Campus. Better yet, if there is something you are particularly interested in, you can start your own society. Further information, including a full list of clubs and societies, can be found on the...

CUCSA website

Contact Details


University of the West of Scoltand

Dumfries Campus

Dudgeon House




United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0)1387 345 800

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