A proud tradition of excellence

With origins dating back to 1897, UWS is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities. The four UWS campuses cover the west and south-west of Scotland in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, as well as a new campus in London.

The University occupies an integral position within Scotland’s proud tradition of excellence in education. Offering career-focused and vocationally-relevant provision, UWS graduates are equipped with relevant skills to make an immediate contribution to industry, business, public and third-sector organisations.

Our History