The University of the West of Scotland Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars based on 71 reviews
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3.7 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
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3.8 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
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3.3 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
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2.8 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
Careers service
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
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3.1 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

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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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
LGBT groups for students and staff.
Health and wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Able to make an appointment for the free counvillong service easily and quickly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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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.
Campus / University buildings
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

22nd June 2018
Uws is a great uni. Only being in first year it’s hard to give a full review. But comparing it to what I’ve heard from other unis, we get it easy. Everyone else is in 5 days a week, my course is only in 3. And for our first year we only had assessments and no exams which was good. They are always trying to find space to do lectures in though, and the timetable is usually messed up.
Campus / University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

21st June 2018
My course is psychology and overall I would say this UWS is a great uni to study, the campus could be better however the staff and learning support makes up for this
Campus / University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
To be honest there is little awareness of the LGBT community, not much is said
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Students are always being made aware of the health and well-being services available in the uni
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

21st June 2018
My course is psychology, overall I would say this is a good uni to study psychology, you gain indepth knowledge about the subject from day 1. Lecturers are helpful and friendly. The campus is a down fall however, as there is not much of a student night life, however it could be worse, overall this is bareable
Campus / University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
To be honest there is not a lot of discussion of the LGBT community, this could be made more aware of
Health and wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Students are always being made aware of health and wellbeing services that the uni offers
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

14th June 2018
Overall I have a had a good experience at UWS. The buildings are always nice and clean, classes are relatively easy to find and the amount of work given is always manageable.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

14th June 2018
The campus is fairly big and kept clean. Facilities are alright but feel a bit outdated. Student union felt very inaccessible and confusing. No one ever explained where to go to access the student union or the student clubs. Careers services were also pretty inaccessible. It wasnt until 4th year that we were told who to email to get in touch with career services.
Campus / University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
No info provided about it
Health and wellbeing services
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Knew nothing of applicable health support
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th June 2018
Great university with easy transport to and from surrounding areas. Student union is always trying to engage with all students and doing their best to succeed. My course was computing science. The facilities for this such as computers course are more than sufficient.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

6th June 2018
The campus is attractive but the actual facilities are problematic; the library is outdated, trying to access well being facilities is long winded and at times almost impossible; much of the information could be on the website but isn't. My course was quite sporadic and some of the modules were random and pointless to the course; there wasn't enough choice in what modules were being taken. Though the lecturers were generally quite good, many of them were slow at giving feedback or gave very little at all and a lot of the knowledge they had was outdated and no longer relevant to the actual industry. My experience with uni was a stressful experience because excessive bureaucracy seemed to make everything much harder.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Was once a fantastic place for those who couldn't afford the more expensive universities, but the university began to bring in more and more European students who had higher costs to pay, and this meant less Scottish students were given entry.
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Every student that I know of who has asked for help due to mental health issues, has been ignored and forced to attend an extra year to catch up.
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

4th May 2018
I really enjoy going to UWS as unlikely other universities I feel there are fewer numbers at my university which i personally feel makes it easier to make friendships and perform better in my studies. Going to a lecture wh n there are fewer people makes university feel just like being back at school which is a more natural feel as most students come straight from school to university. Having smaller lectures means you can talk one to one with your lecturer more and feel more confident when answering out or asking questions-this can be daunting in a lecture with 300 people present.
Campus / University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Never looked into this before.
Health and wellbeing services
I have never had to use these services and therefore am unable to comment. It would be great if these were advertised to student more so that they are aware of these services.
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Never used this facility
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Anonymous's picture
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

30th April 2018
The campus is not the most attractive. The facilities are average. The library is small with not enough seats or computers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

26th April 2018
The campus might not be the most modern, but the facilities are great. The library is a good size and has an extensive book collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

20th April 2018
Great University with an informal touch. The classes are taught in a fun and engaging way while still being veryeducational and interesting.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Great university with a friendly approach.
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

10th April 2018
Campus buildings are great and the science facilities are incredible. All staff are helpful and eager to see you succeed
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

30th March 2018
The uni provided a good experience and the teaching was at a good level however it lacked in things like finance support and careers.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
There is an lgbt society but no idea how to actually find it.
Health and wellbeing services
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Was never made aware of any such services.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

21st March 2018
The commercial music course is A++ really goes into detail of what it’s like to be in the music industries. From lecturers who have been and are still artists to managers, promoters, and academics. The course really sets you up for a future in music. Although the campus is in Ayr which isn’t the best place to live and I personally travel and it’s a very long day, the campus is very modern and up to date. The studios and music facilities are professional standard and are great for the course I’m doing. The union is great for a pint after class and some small gigs but the food isn’t the best yet overpriced and it’s pretty small. All in all the lecturers are really great at what they do but sometimes organisation can be a big fault.
Campus / University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

10th March 2018
My university is amazing! Highly recommend 10/10 so fabulous love it, so amazing!! The union could be open longer as often our classes finish after its closing time.
Campus / University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th March 2018
The university campus in Ayr is a brilliant facility, it has a few really nice areas for students to be able to socialise including the union and the atrium. It's incredibly easy to navigate and has wonderful facilities such as a library that is incredibly easy to access, an on-campus gym and lots of required tech for various practical courses
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Michael Crerand

4th March 2018
Well class. Open plan areas. Good lecturers. Great support..Good craic. Smashing pubs. Decent places for a Scran
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
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Sports facilities
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Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Inclusivity
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

4th March 2018
The campus itself is nice and clean and we'll located with very good facilities. The union is also well kept with good staff but some of the lecturers are poor
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