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University of the 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
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What students say about this university

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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.

Political

44%

MED

Varied union activities

50%

LOW

Creative

50%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

41%

LOW

Sporty

56%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Student satisfaction score 77% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED

Number of students

14,566

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

85%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

37%

of students are male

Young / Mature

31%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

9%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

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