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UWS Paisley Campus | University Life in Paisley | University of the West of Scotland


Combining the town's history and heritage with modern, contemporary teaching facilities, UWS Paisley Campus provides a dynamic and inspiring learning environment. The campus is home to around 10,000 students and offers a range of courses and research opportunities in business; computing; social sciences; engineering and science; and health, nursing and midwifery.  

  • 10 minutes from central Glasgow by train 
  • New £13.2 million student residence 
  • 4 UWS academic schools
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Learn & Relax

The UWS Paisley Campus occupies over 20 acres in the centre of town with excellent teaching and study facilities. It is important to keep a healthy balance between study and leisure, and there are a wide range of extra-curricular activities and entertainment options on offer at the UWS Paisley Campus.

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Lecture rooms, interdisciplinary science labs, specialist computer games, animation and music technology labs, industry-standard design and engineering facilities and much more. Explore our facilities using our 360° imagery.

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UWS Library


Our Robertson Trust Library and Learning Resource Centre provides excellent study resources - home to 200,000 volumes, reference journals and comprehensive electronic study materials, the library has 950 reader spaces, a computer lab and interactive video players for language materials.

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Computer facilities

There are numerous computer labs located around the Paisley Campus, and work stations in the Library and Students' Union. All students have free, unlimited access to their email and the internet. We have a Microsoft Campus Agreement which allows access to the latest Microsoft products for use on...

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Students' Union

Our new £5 million Students' Union provides an excellent place to socialise and unwind. Not only is the building a stunning piece of contemporary architecture, it also houses a cyber café, coffee shop, main bar, games area, cafeteria and a 450 capacity events area. The Union is run by the...

Sport and Physical Activity at UWS
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Our Robertson Trust Sport Centre is located on the outskirts of town and is equipped with an indoor sports hall and gym together with 3 floodlit, synthetic 5-a-side football pitches, full-size football and rugby pitches, an all-purpose training area and jogging routes. Our gym is fully equipped...

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Our £13.2 million Storie Street residence opened in September 2012, offering stunning new accommodation on campus. 336 en-suite rooms, including 13 accessible rooms are available. We also offer traditional tenement flats on campus.

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This accommodation is located right at the heart of our Paisley Campus, with easy access to teaching facilities, the Students' Union and Paisley town centre. Each flat houses 4 to 6 students in large en-suite bedrooms with a shared kitchen and lounge area.  

The residence also has a common room with a pool table, table football, 2 big screen televisions, games console and vending machines. There are coin operated laundry facilities, 24 hour security and CCTV.   

Prices are just £99 per person, per week for a large en-suite bedroom including gas/electricity costs and personal contents insurance. All prices relate to the 2017/18 academic year.

Traditional tenement flats are available on George Street and Lady Lane in Paisley. Their layout makes them more suited to returning or postgraduate students, however, they are available to all. They comprise of 1 or 2 study bedrooms and a communal kitchen/lounge area. Prices start from £85 per person, per week including utilities and personal contents insurance. All prices relate to the 2017/18 academic year. 

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University of the West of Scotland

Paisley Campus




United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0)141 848 3000

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