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University of the West of Scotland

Paisley | West of Scotland

Town Campus Rural

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 621 comments (178 students)
    • The upside

      As a social place that is relaxing and great for learning

      2013, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      union could be better and possible links for transport to use union to full potential

      2012, 2nd year, Film & Sound Recording

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    • Facilities

      As the campus is new, all the facilities are brand new. A good tip is to make use of your printing credit. It gets updated...

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      2012, 4th year, Training Teachers Primary

      Facilities

      As the campus is new, all the facilities are brand new. A good tip is to make use of your printing credit. It gets updated every trimester.

      2012, 4th year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Everyday expenses

      Close to all amenities, plenty of opportunity for part time work. Good nightlife

      2012, 3rd year, Accounting

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    • The downside

      university shop

      2013, 3rd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Lecturers: Very helpful and informative. Wide range of courses

      2012, 1st year, Acting

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Diverse local nightlife

42%

LOW

Varied union activities

51%

LOW

Creative

53%

LOW

Sporty

52%

LOW

Political

44%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

15,555

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

86%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

23%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

63%

of students are female

Young / Mature

30%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

9%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

52%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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