UWS is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. We are an anchor institution across our geographic footprint in Scotland and, jointly with our London Campus, UWS is a formidable and internationally-leading force in research, innovation, and in the provision of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education.
We have achieved considerable success in developing the diversity of the UWS community and with growth in student numbers across our Scottish campuses and in London, we are entering an exciting period of transformation. Over session 2022-23 we will be investing in growing talent and recruiting academic and professional services staff across a range of disciplines.
UWS welcomes and employs people from a diverse range of backgrounds who are all ambassadors for our University. We are united by the shared ethos that together we make a great community, creating a positive impact in what we do. New colleagues on teaching and research or research-only contracts are thus expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree, and a track record of internationally-excellent, peer-reviewed outputs according to Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021).
University of the West of Scotland is driving an ambitious strategy for high-quality learning and teaching, and research and innovation, with a global engagement agenda to reflect the needs of the 21st century workplace.
UWS Strategy 2025, launched in February 2020, marks an exciting new chapter for the University. It focuses on the key areas in which the University seeks to flourish over the next few years, giving a picture of what UWS will look like by 2025 and lays the foundation for the University towards 2050.
Strategy 2025 was developed in consultation with colleagues across the University who shared their perspectives on UWS’s strengths, the challenges we may face in the future and what we want to achieve by 2025.