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Studying at the University of the West of Scotland

Carina Scott

Overseas Marketing Coordinator

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Scotland

  • Population >5m
  • 1of 4 nations of UK
  • Devolved parliamentary democracy
  • British Pound (£)
  • Major industries:
  • Banking and Finance
  • Oil and Gas
  • IT
  • Biotechnology
  • Whisky
  • Tourism

Study in Scotland

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Study in Scotland

Overview

  • Formed in 1897
  • Degrees, Masters, MPhil, PhD
  • Over 100 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate degrees
  • 18,500 students
  • £160 million investment programme
  • Four campuses – Paisley, Ayr, Hamilton & Dumfries
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Campus Locations

Study in Scotland

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Paisley Campus

A dynamic & contemporary environment

  • around 10,000 students
  • new £1m Employability Centre
  • £9m investment in facilities
  • cutting edge Student Union
  • located in the heart of Paisley’s town centre
  • 10 minutes from Glasgow International Airport

Courses cover:

business, computing, social sciences, creative industries, engineering, science, languages, health, nursing and midwifery

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Ayr Campus

A refreshing, inspiring setting

  • around 3,500 students
  • 10 minutes walk from town centre
  • parkland setting
  • facilities include Digital Radio Station; Cinema; TV Studios; Music Studios
  • Students’ Union & Halls of Residence
  • £75 million campus redevelopment

Courses cover:

Creative industries,

Education,

Nursing

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Hamilton Campus

A lively and friendly atmosphere

  • around 4500 students
  • Innovative new £2.1m Centre . for Engineering Excellence opened ..in summer 2008
  • £75,000 refurbishment of the Sports ..& Leisure Centre

Courses cover:

business, law, accounting, computing, engineering, science, health, nursing, midwifery, social sciences, and journalism

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Why UWS?

  • Strong career focus
  • Collaboration with industry & commerce
  • Applied research & consultancy expertise
  • Significant investment in campus facilities
  • Established and innovative degrees
  • International, innovative, inclusive
  • Strong commitment to high quality teaching
  • Friendly and supportive environment
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Seven Schools

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Education
  • Engineering & Science
  • Health, Nursing and Midwifery
  • Media, Language and Music
  • Social Sciences
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School of Computing

Business Technology

Information Technology

Information Systems

Computing Science

Software Engineering

Computing

Internet Technologies

Computer Networking

Multimedia

Computer Games

Computer Animation

Advanced Computer Systems Development

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School of Engineering and Science

Biological Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Engineering

Physics

Sports

Quality

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Business School

Accounting

Business Studies

Economics

Logistics

Finance

Tourism

Enterprise Studies

Events Management

Management

Law

Marketing/International Marketing

Corporate Real Estate Management

Human Resource Management

Information Management

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School of Media, Language and Music

Broadcast Production

Commercial Music

Corporate Media

Digital Art

Filmmaking

Journalism

Languages

Music Technology

Performance

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School of Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Social Studies
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Structure

  • Trimesters
  • 3 modules per trimester
  • 6 taught modules over academic year
  • Combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory, personal study
  • Combination of exam and continuous assessment (essays, projects, group work)
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Support for Students

  • Student Support:
  • School Office/Personal Tutor
  • English Language Support
  • Residential Accommodation Unit
  • Finance Department
  • Corporate Marketing
  • Student Administration
  • Library
  • Buddy Project
  • Student Services:
  • International Student Advisor
  • Financial help & advice
  • Counselling & Welfare
  • Careers Guidance
  • Chaplaincy

Choose UWS/2009

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Accommodation

  • University Halls of Residence – self catering flats with 4-6 people sharing
  • Application deadline – 30 June 2009
  • No guarantee of University accommodation
  • Only applications from students with unconditional offers considered
  • Competitive rent £56 (247 Zlotys) per week for 2009/2010
  • List of private accommodationavailable from Accommodation Unit
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Funding for EU Students

  • UNDERGRADUATE
  • Two options:
  • Erasmus (tuition fees and grant for living costs)
  • The Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) (tuition fees only)
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SAAS FUNDING FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • At undergraduate level, the number of SAAS funded places is not limited – as EU students, you will be eligible as long as you plan to graduate from UWS, i.e. at the end of year 3 or 4.

Apply to the University/UCAS

You must receive an ‘Unconditional Offer’ for

entry to an undergraduate degree programme

Once you have received your Unconditional

Offer letter, you MUST complete the

appropriate form on the SAAS website

You will be sent a SAAS Award letter,

bring this with you to enrolment.

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POSTGRADUATE FUNDING

  • A limited number of SAAS funded postgraduate places are available every year. Please apply early.

In the funding section of the application form,

You MUST write that you wish to

be considered for SAAS funding

If you are allocated a funded place, the School

will notify you in May/June 2009

If you are notified that you have a

funded place, you MUST complete the

appropriate form on the SAAS website

You will be sent a SAAS Award letter,

bring this with you to enrolment.

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Application Processes

  • There are slightly different application processes depending on whether you will be an Erasmus student, a SAAS funded student or a postgraduate student
  • Your International Office can advise and assist you or you can contact UWS for guidance
  • Key things to remember after you have applied:
    • You need an UNCONDITIONAL offer before you can come to the University or reserve a room in accommodation
    • Once you know your end of year results from your University in Poland, you need to submit these to us straightaway to enable us to convert your offer to unconditional and to secure your accommodation
    • Your International Office can confirm your results to us by e-mail so please notify them as soon as your results are known
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Application Processes

There are different application processes depending on circumstances:

I am an Erasmus student

I am coming for

1 trimester

I am coming for one academic year (2 trimesters)

I am applying to

more than ONE

UK university

I am applying to

ONLY UWS

Apply DIRECT

using

Exchange

Application Form

Please contact UWS in the

New Year to find out if a

Direct Application form

is available

Apply using UCAS

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Application Processes

I am a SAAS funded undergraduate student

I am coming for one academic year (2 trimesters)

I am applying to more

than ONE UK university

I am applying

to ONLY UWS

Apply using UCAS

Please contact UWS in the

New Year to find out if a

Direct Application form

is available

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Application Processes - Postgraduate

I am a postgraduate student

Apply DIRECT to the University.

Download application form from the University website.

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EU Summer School

  • Free summer study is available at the University during Trimester 3
  • Modules from Computing, Science, Engineering and Business
  • Business English also available
  • Summer School will run from mid July until August 2009 (6 weeks)
  • Tuition free – students only pay a package price for accommodation
  • Modules & full details still to be confirmed. Full details will be forwarded when available.
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Contact Details

E-mail: overseas@uws.ac.uk

Website: www.uws.ac.uk