University of the West of Scotland

Paisley Campus, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), High Street, Paisley, United Kingdom

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Ayr , Dumfries , London , Hamilton , Paisley

University of the West of Scotland is a public university with four campuses in south-western Scotland, in the towns of Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries and Ayr, as well as a new campus in London. 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.

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Motto: To achieve through hard work

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Administrative staff: 1300

Students: 14,730 (2014/15)

Undergraduates: 12,900 (2014/15)

Postgraduates: 1,835 (2014/15)

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