The University of the West of Scotland

Alison Hillis

Senior WP Development Officer
0141 849 4149
alison.hillis@uws.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 8 August 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

As a care-experienced student we can offer you a wide range of support to help you succeed in your studies at the University of the West of Scotland. Our Senior WP Development Officer is here to provide 1:1 customised support before, during and after your time with us.

We can help you with:

  • Choosing subjects at school to meet course requirements
  • Advice about the courses
  • Applying through UCAS and personal statement
  • Campus tours for you and your carers
  • Advice on student funding and how to best manage your income: www.uws.ac.uk/money-fees-funding/.
  • Year-round accommodation in our university residences: www.uws.ac.uk/university-life/accommodation/
  • A student buddy to help you with the transition to university
  • Support with academic skills development, including study skills and using technology to support your studies
  • Support from the disability team for additional support for learning; our counselling team, and the multifaith chaplaincy team.

For more information please visit: www.uws.ac.uk/university-life/student-support-wellbeing/supporting-your-wellbeing/

Academic support is also provided by our personal tutors, student enhancement developers, education guidance advisers, your programme leader and your course lecturers.

Support we offer

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  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

The University administers a range of Discretionary and Childcare Funds to eligible students. In relation to the above questions, for those seeking asylum and those with discretionary leave to remain in the UK, UWS would use our discretion on fees, but we do not provide any additional funding, bursaries, fee waivers etc.

We have a team of specialist advisers available to help you with any more complex student funding eligibility enquiries, such as repeating years, getting back on track if things go wrong, and accessing discretionary, childcare and trust funds.

Our team of specialist advisers can also work with you to support your money management skills and financial capability. By avoiding money mishaps or stresses during your studies, you are more likely to focus on your studies and pass your course. These skills are also useful for life after graduation.

157 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

Accounting Sandwich year
BAcc
Accounting Paisley Sandwich year
BAcc
Adult Nursing Paisley
BSc
BSc
Adult Nursing Dumfries
BSc
Aircraft Engineering Paisley Part time
BEng
BEng
Aircraft Engineering Ayrshire College
BEng
Aircraft Engineering Ayrshire College Part time
BEng
BSc
Applied Bioscience Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Applied Bioscience Sandwich year
BSc
Applied Bioscience Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Applied Bioscience Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Applied Bioscience and Zoology Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Applied Bioscience and Zoology Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Applied Bioscience and Zoology Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Science Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Science Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Science Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Science Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Business Part time
BA
Business Paisley Part time
BA
Business Paisley
BA
BA
Business & Finance Paisley Part time
BA
BA
Business & Finance Hamilton Part time
BA
Business & Marketing Paisley Part time
BA
Business Technology Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Business Technology Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Chemical Engineering Paisley Sandwich year
BEng
Chemical Engineering Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BEng
Chemistry Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Chemistry Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Childhood Practice Ayr Part time
BA
BA
Civil Engineering Paisley Sandwich year
BEng
Civil Engineering Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BEng
Commercial Music Ayr Part time
BA
Computer Animation Arts Paisley Part time
BSc
Computer Games Development Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Games Development Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Games Technology Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Games Technology Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Networking Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Networking Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Networking Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Networking Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science Dumfries Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science Dumfries Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Computer-Aided Design Paisley Part time
BSc
BA
Cyber Security Part time
BSc
Education Ayr Sandwich year
BA
BEng
Environmental Health Sandwich year
BA
Environmental Health Part time Sandwich year
BA
Environmental Health Paisley Sandwich year
BA
Environmental Health Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BA
BA
Events Management Paisley Part time
BA
Forensic Science Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Forensic Science Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
BA
Law Paisley
BA
Law Paisley Part time
BA
Management Dumfries
BA
Management Dumfries Part time
BA
Mechanical Engineering Paisley Sandwich year
BEng
Mechanical Engineering Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BEng
BSc
BSc
BSc
BSc
Music Technology Paisley Part time
BSc
BA
New Media Art Ayr Part time
BA
Occupational Safety and Health Paisley Part time
BSc
BA
Performance Ayr Part time
BA
Pharmacy Science and Health Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Pharmacy Science and Health Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Physics Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Physics Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Physics with Nuclear Technology Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Physics with Nuclear Technology Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc
Professional Health Studies Paisley Part time
BA
BA
Professional Health Studies Dumfries Part time
BA
Professional Health Studies Hamilton Part time
BA
Professional Health Studies London Part time
BA
Psychology Paisley
BSc
Psychology Paisley Part time
BSc
Social Science Part time
BA
Social Sciences Part time
BA
Social Sciences Paisley Part time
BA
Social Sciences Paisley
BA
Social Work Paisley
BA
Social Work Dumfries
BA
Society, Politics & Policy Paisley Part time
BA
Sport Coaching Part time
BSc
Sport Development Part time
BSc
Tourism Management Ayr Part time
BA
Web and Mobile Development Paisley Sandwich year
BSc
Web and Mobile Development Paisley Part time Sandwich year
BSc