The University of the West of Scotland

3.8 from 65 ratings
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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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3.8 / 65 reviews
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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.
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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.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.7 / 197 reviews
2 Liverpool
4.6 / 240 reviews
3 Manchester
4.6 / 328 reviews
4 Leeds
4.6 / 238 reviews
5 Brighton
4.5 / 244 reviews
6 Bristol
4.5 / 250 reviews
7 Sheffield
4.5 / 325 reviews
8 London
4.4 / 1189 reviews
9 Cardiff
4.5 / 170 reviews
10 Glasgow
4.5 / 191 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Paisley
3.3 / 4 reviews
2 Ayr
2.0 / 1 review
3 Dumfries
0.0 / 0 reviews
4 Hamilton
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Aikido
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2 American football
0.0 / 0 reviews
3 Anime And Manga
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4 Badminton
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5 Basketball
0.0 / 0 reviews
6 Black & Minority Ethnic Group
0.0 / 0 reviews
7 Care Leavers Group
0.0 / 0 reviews
8 Cheerleading
0.0 / 0 reviews
9 Chemical Engineering
0.0 / 0 reviews
10 Christian Union
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1 West of Scotland, University of
4.8 / 4 reviews
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Location Details

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