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3.8 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
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West Scotland University

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The University of the West of Scotland operates from four campuses in south-western Scotland, in the towns of Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries and Ayr. The present institution dates from August 2007, following the merger of the University of Paisley with Bell College, Hamilton. It can trace its roots to the late 19th century, and has undergone numerous name changes and mergers over the last century, reflecting its gradual expansion throughout the region. Holding a regional reputation for vocational undergraduate and post-graduate courses the University currently has over 18,000 students, with approximately 1300 staff, spread across six schools of learning.

Student Stats

Number of students15280
Male : Female39 : 61
Fulltime : Part time72 : 28
UK :International92 : 8

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The University of the West of Scotland Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
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Campus/University buildings
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
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3.6 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
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3.2 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
Student Union
2.7 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
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3.1 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
Inclusivity
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
2.7 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Support for international students
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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9th July 2018
The University provided good support for those with additional needs. The canteens had a good selection of vegitarian and vegan options. The course was interesting and the lecturers were on hand to help with any questions on the coursework.
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LGBT groups for students and staff.
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Able to make an appointment for the free counvillong service easily and quickly.
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

4th July 2018
I did 3D Animation at UWS and graduated last summer with an honours degree. During my time, I don't actually feel like I learned many new things about 3D from the lecturers there. The vast majority of new things I learned at uni were self taught or taught to me through tutorials on the internet. All that the uni really did was set a brief and give us a deadline. Some of the lecturers were on a power trip while I was there, with some treating students like school children and not as adults. Not all of the lecturers were bad though, there were a couple that really helped me out when I was stuck at certain points and made me feel more confident as an animator overall after having taken their lectures. Overall, this uni provided me with a degree but not with much else. Not any long lasting relationships between students or lecturers or any significant amount of new knowledge on the chosen subject I was studying.
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Course review , 25/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Psychology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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The course was very useful and interesting, especially since it is a BPS accredited course. It also gives you other skills such as IT skills, statistical analysis, report writing and also some hands on experience with experiments such as using the eye tracker. The only 2 negatives to this course were that in my final year it was a bit disorganised as we had a new timetable and a lot of new staff so some information was not communicated to students properly. Another negative point would be communicating career goals.

Course review , 12/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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I thouraghly enjoy my course, and have found anatomy and physiology very interesting. In first year I haven't had any exams but had class assessments and coursework to do, which involved a few group work tasks. I enjoyed the group work tasks as it allowed me to build my team working skills and ensure that not just one person is doing the work and communication as we had to arrange days to work together.

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Course module review - Law of Obligations, 10/05/2016

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Law of Obligations
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My course is law and business based however my interests lie more in the law aspect. Law of obligations is one of the first law modules that I have really enjoyed and felt like yea I'm actually studying law! It was a hard course but fun at the same time. The lecture really challenged us which is what I'm looking for at university level! There was a lot of problem solving and advise the client type if exercises which makes you feel like a real lawyer (at least in the making.) It was a great module.

Course module review - Human Resource Management, 27/04/2016

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Human Resource Management
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The module staff are fantastic. They are what makes the module so fun. Lorraine is like a mother, and ensures all students are understanding the information. It is not too hard, and is just an introduction to wider HRM. The assessments are fair, and do not require too much of the students. It is a very enjoyable module.

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1 Paisley
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2 Ayr
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3 Dumfries
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4 Hamilton
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81 Newham
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82 Buckingham Town
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83 Ambleside
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84 Aylesbury
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85 Ayr
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86 Barrow-In-Furness
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87 Bedford
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88 Broadstairs
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89 Burnley
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90 Buxton
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3 Anime And Manga
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4 Badminton
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The University of the West of Scotland
Ayr
PA1 2BE
United Kingdom