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Health and wellbeing 

Staying healthy, looking after yourself and feeling good are important at any time of life, but particularly while you are a student. UWS have a range of services to support you during your studies and help you achieve success.

The Hub, Student Links & UWS Supporting Your Wellbeing Staff | University of the West of Scotland

The Hub and Student Links

If you've got a question about student life at UWS, your first port of call should be the Hub (Paisley Campus) or Student Links (Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and London). The teams are ready to help with all matter of non-academic and student admin enquiries, and can help students access support services including Careers, Study Skills, Disability Services, Counselling, International Student Support and Funding and Money Advice.

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Student Reading Disability Support Available at UWS | University of the West of Scotland


If you have a disability, a long-standing medical condition or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, the Disability Service can help you make the most of your time at UWS. Our advisers can work with you to develop the right support for lectures, individual study and assessments. Support is flexible and can be adapted to the changing demands of your course or individual circumstances. If you’re a student or a prospective student, please get in touch as early as possible to start the process of arranging personalised support.

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UWS Staff Providing Student Counselling Support | University of the West of Scotland


If any issues are affecting your emotional wellbeing, the counseling service at UWS can help. Our free, confidential service is available to all UWS students. The counselling team aims to create a safe, affirming and welcoming environment that embraces human diversity. It’s very important to us to provide equality of services and care to everyone, regardless of age, disability, race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion or belief.

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UWS Students Discussing Multifaith Chaplaincy | University of the West of Scotland

Multifaith chaplaincy

UWS welcomes and celebrates people of all faiths and none. Whatever your beliefs, you’ll find space for reflection on campus and personal support from the multifaith chaplaincy team. Each Scottish campus has a ‘space of contemplation’. Enrolled students and staff are welcome to use these rooms to pray, meditate, reflect or just take a break from daily pressures.

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Student Sports & Fitness Student Support at UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Sports and fitness

Staying active is an important part of maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing. Students at each UWS campus have access to a range of sporting and fitness facilities to keep fit and healthy.

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Last updated: 11/01/2018