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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Reviews

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Awful experience so far, I'm really glad I'm graduating this year. The campus is really old, there's no student community at all, which is partly the students' fault, as the Union is trying. Career services improved a lot recently. Wifi keeps disconnecting all the time, all computers in the labs are awfully slow.

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On 4th May 16

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Awful experience so far, I'm really glad I'm graduating this year. The campus is really old, there's no student community at all, which is partly the students' fault, as the Union is trying. Career services improved a lot recently. Wifi keeps disconnecting all the time, all computers in the labs are awfully slow.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st December 17

simply put, its an old building, its been standing for longer than ive been alive and is prone to having structural problems (theres a few leaks) but, this is the last year Hamilton Campus will be used, so, new building should be far superior. I'm Currently studying social sciences, which is a blast, modules are fairly well coordinated, and the lectures are informative, only thing i find a little damning is how little we are in, since, were on a two day a week rota right now. overall, weve had a fair amount of help with career stuff, and, they have made themselves known to us. So, the only problem i actually have is the wifi, its Nigh on impossible to log into, despite resetting my password on the site numerous times (probably my own fault to be fair). Best bit about the university by far is probably the staff. freindly, informative, and never tire no matter how many questions are asked of them, and are always punctual, i would recommend the university to others

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th November 17

Now none of the above was required before, and we students knew nothing of this sudden change in approach. I brought my concerns via a complaint, as I was not satisfied with the answer I got and the inconsistencies from before (no "moderation" or "going through" was needed before, on this digitally and automatically marked system). I was brought to a fitness to practice meeting where the above was discussed (even though, my complaint was "Live" - they said they wouldn't discuss it - but they contradicted themselves by then covering this issue of the "mysterious hidden week delay" when the lecturer "goes through" & "moderates". I was asked if I wanted to still use a paper exam copy, I replied "yes, due to my concerns" with the anomaly (the week's delay). Then I was told, "forget it, we will mark you as unfit to practice". I then said I did want to work with the Uni. They said in that case, they would pass me (they assumed I had agreed to use Safemedicate).

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th November 17

Don't go near the nursing course. They have a drug calculation software programme, for students which is supposed to be for learning (home practice) and then exams (2 x formative, where you have to get over 80%0 and then a summative exam where you have to get 100%. Normally the system "Safemedicate", gives instant results (as it automatically marks). However, this is when things go murky. My colleagues and I where given the SAME password (yes - we all knew the same password) and the Lecturer knew this, and he also knew our username (banner ID) and names. Then, again, rather strangely, on the day of the summative exam (when a student has to get 100%) - we logged in, and to much surprise, after we had submitted our answers, instead of receiving our instant results (like always happened with this same system) - the results were hidden for a week! I emailed the lecturer about this after (as my colleagues were also surprised, and had no info on this)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th August 17

it's very confusing for new students. this uni have different web pages and every page have its own user name and password. and what makes it worse is that they suggest them for u so you are not choosing your own. once you enrol yourself you can't change the modules you chose, you must contact the course organiser which might take a week before it resolved. not started yet and already dreading it.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st August 17

I think UWS gets a lot of bad press but it is quite unwarranted. I have been a student at Strathclyde and although it's history and academic merit far outweigh that of UWS... Coursewise (Mechanical Engineering) it is very similar. Sure, I have noticed the very slightest tendency to be unorganised at times but it is a university that is trying to progress and fix these issues. It is most definitely trying to build a reputation to be proud of. This won't happen overnight. Students and former students sticking the boot in doesn't help matters - I have found in my short tenure there that you get out what you put in. If you work hard you can get the same honours degree you would get at any other university in the land. The grass isn't always greener! Keep trying to build that reputation UWS - You are doing a good job.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st July 17

Please don't waist your money on this University. Lecturers have quite low knowledge about subjects, and their background on working experience as well as education cannot be checked, there are no guidelines or set rules how to do courseworks, prepare dissertation, at least when it comes to formatting, no information about deadlines..... I know the fee for studying seems low, but you will not get anything in return. And that is expensive.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th June 17

Third year journalism student at Ayr campus and cannot wait to leave. Very unorganized uni, staff do not care about their student and it is a mission to get a response from them on email. No career help whatsoever and one lecturer deserted us halfway through the year with absolutely no explanation or form of communication even letting us know she would not be returning, Assessment and exam results take about three-four months to come back and lecturers do not keep you in the loop. Seems like Paisley campus is the only one UWS really invests in and cares about, would NOT recommend UWS Ayr at all. Will not be coming back to do fourth year Hons.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th June 17

Third year journalism student at Ayr campus and cannot wait to leave. Very unorganized uni, staff do not care about their student and it is a mission to get a response from them on email. No career help whatsoever and one lecturer deserted us halfway through the year with absolutely no explanation or form of communication even letting us know she would not be returning, Assessment and exam results take about three-four months to come back and lecturers do not keep you in the loop. Seems like Paisley campus is the only one UWS really invests in and cares about, would NOT recommend UWS Ayr at all. Will not be coming back to do fourth year Hons.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 17

Worst experience. As an international student, you expect some support considering that you're new to the system and that you're paying nearly three times what others pay. However, the case for UWS is that you don't even get the same treatment as others. Even worse, there's a lack of responsiveness where lecturers, and even the program leader, don't reply to their emails, I had to make a complaint every now and then just to make sure my emails went through. It's so awful to be a student trying to focus on your studies without the support that should naturally come from your lecturers. Not worth the money or effort.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th December 16

Rubbish uni. When you try to find materials for your assignment, most of them are not available. Dissertation supervisor has been changed at the end of second semester. Every time at the beginning of the year problems with classes (waiting for ages for a class and nobody comes). Disorganised, low ranked uni with no career prospects at all.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th November 16

Horrible place, a detriment to your CV. I am a student doing an Honours in Computer networking. I am forced to spend most of my day troubleshooting faulty software and VMs that the Uni demands that I use for coursework (VirtualBox: free and faulty). Lab work is so poorly written I'm forced to rely heavily on Google to just solve problems. We even have forums provided by the teacher to actually solve what he wants us to do in class work. Campus is a joke, my classroom has holes in the ceiling and computers run sluggishly. Only careers option available is teacher reposting posts made on job seeker websites. Clearly next to no assistance on getting a real job. Can't wait to leave. An embarrassment and detriment to my career and to anyone else who comes here.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th July 16

the website used to access resources is a complete joke, spend more hours looking for materials than studying for my degree. UWS IS A JOKE!!!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th July 16

the website used to access resources is a complete joke, spend more hours looking for materials than studying for my degree. UWS IS A JOKE!!!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th July 16

the website used to access resources is a complete joke, spend more hours looking for materials than studying for my degree. UWS IS A JOKE!!!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th May 16

Awful experience so far, I'm really glad I'm graduating this year. The campus is really old, there's no student community at all, which is partly the students' fault, as the Union is trying. Career services improved a lot recently. Wifi keeps disconnecting all the time, all computers in the labs are awfully slow.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th May 16

Really unorganised, unprofessional university. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone, it was a huge disappointment and I'm glad I'm finishing this year. (Business school).

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th December 15

BA Business and Enterprise - 3rd year Very bad, no standards, only focus on Paisley campus, no help, took nearly 4 months to be given a personal tutor and the material used it rubbish! would not recommend anyone to study business here!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Union is due to shut soon. Average university.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Wifi can be temperamental, they're scrapping the Union and the only real redeeming feature is a dedicated staff and a well run Sports Union

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