University of the West of Scotland

Paisley | West of Scotland

Rural Campus Town

Ucas code: U40

UWS is among the fastest growing institutions, offering modern, job market relevant degree courses to a wide demographic of students through different learning platforms. The Students' Association is on campus to support, enable and represent all students. It also offers the ultimate recreational and safe spaces in our campuses in Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley.
Source:Students' Association of the University of the West of Scotland

What students say about this university

Dialog 498 comments (145 students)
    • The downside

      Some lecturers don't make an effort.

      2012, 1st year, Computer Games Programming

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    • The upside

      Most lecturers are knowledgeable in their subjects, good amenities.

      2012, 2nd year, Music Recording

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    • The downside

      More choice of modules for business subjects. Accessing a book can be problem as often there is only 3 to 4 copies of a book to...

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      2013, 3rd year, International Business Studies

      The downside

      More choice of modules for business subjects. Accessing a book can be problem as often there is only 3 to 4 copies of a book to be shared between all campuses

      2013, 3rd year, International Business Studies

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    • The downside

      Sport facilities are too far away from campus

      2013, 1st year, Accountancy

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    • The downside

      the university servers could be enhanced to handle a larger numbers login on at once

      2012, 2nd year, Computer Games Design

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    • The downside

      night life and student atmosphere

      2012, 4th year, Computer Science

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

52%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

48%

LOW

Varied union activities

64%

MED

Political

46%

MED

Creative

60%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £20.4k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,425

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

90%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

44%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

63%

of students are female

Young / Mature

64%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

7%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

66%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Ayr Accommodation

    Ayr Accommodation

  • Student at work

    Student at work

  • Paisley building

    Paisley building

  • Students at work

    Students at work

  • Paisley bar

    Paisley bar

  • Ayr Campus

    Ayr Campus

  • Music performance

    Music performance

  • Students relaxing

    Students relaxing

  • Student union

    Student union

League table rankings

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Where it's located

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