University of the West of Scotland
Paisley | West of Scotland
Ucas code: U40
What students say about this university498 comments (145 students)
Its easy to manage your costs if you have a job and still stay at home during term time. I can't really comment on food costs/...
Its easy to manage your costs if you have a job and still stay at home during term time. I can't really comment on food costs/ living costs because I don't live on campus but I've heard it can be rather difficult given the usual activities that students like to partake in..×
Surrounding area is very nice. Plenty of outdoor spaces to sit in nice weather. Union has good, cheap food and nice staff.Report
Transport links are ok with train station within easy walking distance.Report
Range of events many of which does not involve AlchoholReport
The Hamilton campus isn't treated as fairly as the Paisley campus. We have smaller class sizes which is a plus, and everyone...
The Hamilton campus isn't treated as fairly as the Paisley campus. We have smaller class sizes which is a plus, and everyone becomes friends easily, but when there's information about modules that you would like to find out, everything that gets passed on to you gets passed through Paisley first as they get the final say on how stuff happens and when, so your teachers won't know exam dates until after Paisley releases them.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction84%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students15,280
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate89%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time28%
of students are part-time
Male / Female62%
of students are female
Young / Mature28%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK8%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction66%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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