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. We are 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).
UWS is driving an ambitious strategy for impactful research and innovation, aligned with our high-quality learning and teaching. All with a global engagement agenda to meet the needs of the 21st century workplace.
Strategy 2030 will build on our achievements over recent years, and mark the next exciting phase of our development, laying the foundation for UWS towards 2050.
Strategy 2030 is being developed in consultation with colleagues across the University, capturing their perspectives on UWS’s strengths, the challenges we may face in the future and what we want to achieve by 2030.