University of the West of Scotland is one of the country’s largest modern universities, with a broad range of vocational courses on offer. The University’s portfolio encompasses business, computing, creative industries, education, engineering, health, science, social sciences and sport. Many programmes are professionally recognised or accredited.
The university has campuses across the west of Scotland including Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire and Paisley as well as a campus in London and has a student population of more than 19,000 students. The UWS has around 3200 international students from countries such as the USA, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, China and across the EU.
The university’s wide-ranging portfolio encompasses business, computing, engineering, health, science, sport, creative industries, education and social sciences. UWS also has a well-established track record in applied research and consultancy services to industry, with a particular focus on small-to-medium-sized enterprises.
UWS’s ongoing developments to provide the best possible learning environments for students, saw its new £110m Lanarkshire Campus open in summer 2018. Its innovative learning suites provide hi-tech, flexible and collaborative spaces to deliver teaching and represent a shift in the way learning and teaching is delivered in Scotland and across the UK. One of the UK’s greenest education environments, the campus has windfarm-generated 100% renewable power and its own rainwater harvesting system.