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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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3.8 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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3.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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3.3 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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2.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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3.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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3.5 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support for international students
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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13th March 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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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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13th March 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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Course review , 25/05/2017

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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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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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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.

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

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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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4 Hamilton
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92 Burnley
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4 Badminton
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5 Basketball
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9 Chemical Engineering
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The University of the West of Scotland
Ayr
PA1 2BE
United Kingdom