University of the West of Scotland's new £110m campus in Lanarkshire opens in September 2018 and is located on the outskirts of Hamilton, in Hamilton International Technology Park.
The new campus will be one of the UK’s ‘greenest’ educational environments. Carbon neutral buildings with sustainable features including a windfarm generating 100% renewable power and rainwater harvesting.
Located at Hamilton International Technology Park - considered one of the UK’s most successful Enterprise Zones - is home to more than 80 local, national and international companies - including Scottish Power, Babcock, HSBC, John Lewis and Centrica.
For students, this will provide a wealth of practical opportunities to gain experience during their studies. And additionally give businesses an opportunity to collaborate on a range of research, enterprise and commercialisation activities.
UWS Lanarkshire Campus embodies our vision to provide student-centred, personalised and distinctive learning and teaching experiences.
The flexible learning environments have been designed to support continuous innovation. How we teach reflects our belief in the transforming power of active, collaborative and co-created learning. It's widely acknowledged that this type of learning encourages greater interaction amongst students, enhancing their experience and promoting success.
The campus - with its technology-rich, innovative learning and social spaces - will be at the forefront of modern learning environments and significantly enriches the educational journey of our students.
Our community focused campus will be a hub of activity centred around the vibrant Street atrium. The well-designed social spaces across the campus provides the ideal environment for students, staff and the wider public to study, relax, meet friends, grab a coffee or simply ‘hang out’.
Skills lab facilities will enable students to learn and practice in a realistic health setting. Top of the range software will create simulated clinical wards and birthing suites. Students will also learn in the virtual reality suite giving a 360 degree perspective of hospital and health settings.
Library facilities will reflect the changing ways students digest and consume information within a modern study environment. An extensive range of books, journals and digital resources will allow students to access information whenever and wherever they need it.
We are committed to engaging you in interactive learning experiences that exploit the potential of emerging digital technologies. Open-access computer facilities & wi-fi throughout the campus and our Microsoft Campus Agreement allows use of latest Microsoft products on PCs, on or off-campus.
The three campus buildings are joined by 'The Street' - a bright and airy work and social space for staff and students. The Street includes Exhibition Avenue, a Street Café, Information Points, and comfortable seating to sit and study or catch up with friends or colleagues.
Our lively Students’ Union, run by SAUWS (University of the West of Scotland Students’ Association) will house social, welfare and advocacy services, and provide a great place to catch up with friends and socialise.
Student residences are located on Barrack Street in the centre of Hamilton, a short bus trip from the campus. The hall of residence is staffed 24 hours, 7 days per week providing residents with a safe environment to live, learn and relax. The residence accommodates 156 students in single study bedrooms within shared flats. Each flat has an open-plan kitchen and lounge area and shared bathroom/shower facilities. There is also a wash area in each bedroom. Some flats are adapted for residents with disabilities. There are laundry facilities onsite.
Accommodation is just £85 per week*and the price is inclusive of a bedding pack, electricity/gas and contents insurance cover.
*prices relate to the 2017/18 academic year.Find out more about Accommodation options
University of the West of Scotland
Lanarkshire Campus (opening September 2018)
Hamilton International Technology Park