The University of the West of Scotland

3.9 from 71 ratings
3.9 from 71 ratings
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Freshers' Week
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Overview

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.

    Total Students
    15,280
  • Male / Female Students
    61% Female 39% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    72% Full Time 28% Part Time
  • International Students
    8% International 92% UK

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3.9 / 71 reviews
3.9 / 71 reviews
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Campus/University buildings
3.7 / 26 reviews
Learning facilities
3.8 / 26 reviews
Sports facilities
3.3 / 26 reviews
Student Union
2.8 / 26 reviews
Careers service
3.2 / 26 reviews
Organisation
3.1 / 26 reviews
Inclusivity
5.0 / 1 review
Health and Wellbeing services
3.0 / 3 reviews
Support for international students
0.0 / 0 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
5.0 / 1 review
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5.0 / 1 review

John Martin

28th January 2018
Great facilities, friendly staff! Out dated facilities, but then again its the old tech collage so that's understandable. Library is extensive and inclusive to almost anything required.
Campus / University buildings
5.0 / 1 review
Learning facilities
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Sports facilities
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Student Union
2.0 / 1 review
Careers service
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Organisation
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2.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

29th January 2018
Good uni, won’t get you a good grad job but I was lucky and managed to get one. Most people I went to uni with regret it as it is a bottom tier uni and are left in debt.
Campus / University buildings
2.0 / 1 review
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4.0 / 1 review
Sports facilities
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Student Union
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Health and wellbeing services
3.0 / 1 review
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Support for international students
5.0 / 1 review
International students seemed to be very well catered for compared to home students.
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.0 / 1 review
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82 Cranfield Village
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83 Newham
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84 Ambleside
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85 Aylesbury
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86 Ayr
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87 Barrow-In-Furness
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88 Bedford
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89 Broadstairs
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90 Burnley
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91 Buxton
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Paisley
3.3 / 4 reviews
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2 Ayr
2.0 / 1 review
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3 Dumfries
0.0 / 0 reviews
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4 Hamilton
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Aikido
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2 American football
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3 Anime And Manga
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4 Badminton
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5 Basketball
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6 Black & Minority Ethnic Group
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7 Care Leavers Group
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8 Cheerleading
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9 Chemical Engineering
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10 Christian Union
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1 West of Scotland, University of
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Location Details

The University of the West of Scotland
Ayr
PA1 2BE
United Kingdom
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