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UPDATE, 14th September 2020
Those students who have opted to stay in one of the University's Halls of Residence, should read the COVID protocol in force upon arrival and for the duration of your stay.

UPDATE, 10th September 2020

Dear ERASMUS/EU student,

I understand that you have concerns with regard to attending campus during the Fall semester (T1) and possibly wish to study remotely. UWS is looking to provide activities and learning sessions on one day a week for each programme. Timetables are being finalised for each programme at the moment but it is our intention to ensure all students have a meaningful on campus experience with the opportunity to engage with key staff and classmates in a safe environment. Attending the campus physically will be beneficial to your studies. It will enable you to meet staff and classmates, have a coffee in the hub, use the library and to make use of other facilities 

However, should you prefer to work remotely during T1 this is not a problem. All materials will be online, also all lectures and tutorials will be delivered digitally. Where necessary, assessments have also been amended for this coming year to facilitate online or distance delivery. The University is committed to delivering an outstanding hybrid learning experience and staff have been working hard over the last few months to prepare for teaching in an online environment. You will be able to contact staff via usual channels such as email and various digital platforms such as MS Teams, GoogleMeet, Zoom and MyUWS. We will do our best during this difficult time to support your learning journey and to ensure that you have every opportunity to succeed. 

As the situation surrounding coronavirus changes in the coming weeks and months we will continue to communicate with you and update you on developments relating to your studies and campus access. If you have any questions at any point please reach out via e-mail and I will do my best to answer these. If you prefer to chat over a video-conference call, please do let me know and I will make the necessary arrangements.

Best wishes, Nondas Pitticas

UPDATE, 4th September 2020

All students of the School of BCI arriving later this month, must retain a scanned copy of their flight to Scotland. Also, Learning Agreements and Arrival Certificates can only be dealt with in .docx format, unfortunately no other format can be accepted. Please note that the boarding pass must accompany the Arrival Certificate, otherwise we will not be able to sign the latter. 

UPDATE, 24th August 2020
Important announcement for ERASMUS+ students. The list of modules available to the ERASMUS+ non-graduating students who will study at the School of Business & Creative Industries in the Fall trimester (Oct2020-Jan2021), has now been published. There is a short turn-around period for the completion and signing of Learning Agreements, do read carefully all details published in the Choosing Modules page. Separate lists are provided for modules offered in the Spring semester (Feb-May 2021) for both the Paisley and Lanarkshire campuses.

Learning Agreements: arrangements for the officiation of these documents and the arrival certificates will be published not later than mid-September. In making these arrangements, we will take into consideration quarantining period of those students arriving from affected countries.

UPDATE, 14th July 2020
The updated academic calendar has now been published under the In-Coming Exchange/Academic calendar page

UPDATE, 16th June 2020

Dear applicant,

Thank you once again for your application to study with us here at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). We recognise the current pandemic will be causing uncertainty and wanted to keep you updated on our comprehensive plans for welcoming you to UWS this coming academic year. We are planning to begin our next academic year on 28th September 2020 when induction will commence for new and returning students. Colleagues from across UWS have been working extremely hard to develop a new hybrid model of learning that means all students will be able to access both on-campus and online delivery of learning and teaching, in-line with the Scottish Government’s four phase plan for coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown.  Despite the global challenges caused by the current pandemic, we want you to know that you can expect high-quality, accessible and engaging teaching and learning at UWS – and that you can look forward to a positive student experience, with wide-ranging support.

Based on current national information we expect to be able to deliver a hybrid learning model that will combine on-campus engagement with a technology-supported experience at the beginning of the academic year, in line with national guidance at the time. It is our aim to provide as much in-person learning and teaching, and as many support services and extra-curricular activities on our campuses, as public health advice and government guidance will enable. The hybrid model of online and face-to-face student experience we have developed means that despite physical distancing requirements, your learning will be supported by the highest quality teaching and educational support at UWS.

As you will appreciate, this is a fast-moving situation and none of us have all the answers. Please be assured, however, that we are working with governments, funders, health professionals and others to ensure UWS is compliant with national guidance in our planning for a welcoming and COVID-19 secure learning and campus experience for all students and colleagues. The slightly later start date to the academic year will give new and returning students, and UWS colleagues, more time to effectively prepare for the start of term.

We will be back in touch with you again in the coming weeks to provide more detailed information as the situation regarding the easing of lockdown further develops.  This will include further information in relation to your specific programme of study, student residences and on-campus facilities. We’re also working closely with the Students’ Union, and our colleagues, to plan for the key issues that may be foremost in your mind as you start to plan for life as a UWS student in September. We will however, continue to update our COVID-19 information hub on our website as our plans for the next academic year continue to develop so please also check here regularly.

Kind regards, Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor




There is now updated information on available modules and programmes in Fall semester,
under the <Choosing Modules> section. Spring 2021 semester details will be published in late November 2020.
                                                              On-line enrolment and registration for new students will take place during the induction days.
                                                                                                                      Paisley campus on-line

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