UWS engineering graduate Isla Mackenzie is hoping to fulfil her dream of being a racing driver by entering the 2021 Formula Woman competition.
Category: Alumni Stories
Memories and stories from graduates of the University recalling their experiences.
International Women in Engineering Day is on 23 June, we hear from STEM Ambassador and UWS graduate Amanda Shaw about her journey into engineering.
Broadcast production graduate, Ailsa Kane, is documenting Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign as Lead Video Producer for the Scottish Football Association (SFA).
Joash Almeda, who performs under the name Babylung, studied on the Commercial Music programme at UWS Ayr Campus and composed Betrayal for a class project in his final year.
2001 graduate Erin Stewart, who previously served as Catawiki’s Vice President of People, has been appointed as BUX’s Head of People and Culture.
Social Enterprise Champion and alumnus develops free course to support wellbeing, health and resilience
A free course offering participants useful, hands-on support for wellbeing, health and resilience has been developed by alumnus Paul McColgan.
We look back to the 1973 graduation ceremony in Paisley and ask staff and alumni of their memories of the day when Prince Philip conferred degrees at Paisley College of Technology.
Commercial Music graduate Scott Kirkwood, who discovered Scotland’s Lewis Capaldi has teamed up with University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to support promising new music projects.
A University of the West of Scotland graduate, who now runs his own fitness venture after shedding an incredible 12 stone, is gathering a huge following on Tik Tok with his no nonsense views on fad diets and straight talking on how to lose weight safely.
Graduate Carol Burt-Wilson tells us how her studies at College and University prepared her for building an award-winning charity tackling hate crime and led to her being awarded an MBE.
As we celebrate World Book Day we speak to a UWS midwifery graduate who runs her own company, Born This Way Hypnobirthing, and has launched a book highlighting the effectiveness of the technique.
As many of our graduates and friends celebrate the Chinese New Year with their families, MSc Waste Management graduate Fei Guo reflects on his time leaving home in China to study in Paisley at University of the West of Scotland.
Emma McKinnon, who studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus, is helping to provide vital support for women after creating an online support group for new parents as part of her role with an Inverclyde counselling organisation.
David Hammond, Technology Transformation Architect – Open Hybrid Cloud at IBM, reflects on his hugely successful career at IBM and his continuing relationship with Paisley and the University.
UWS accounting graduates Danielle Biggins and Shannon McDonald tell us about making the leap into being their own boss just before lockdown in 2020.
University of the West of Scotland MBA graduate Priscila Gutierrez tells us how Yoga is helping her deal with daily pressures.
Politics and Social Policy graduate Jamie Kinlochan has received a British Empire Medal for services to vulnerable people in Scotland during the initial COVID-19 response as part of his role with charity Who Cares? Scotland.
Ian Young, who graduated from the University’s Paisley Campus in 2011, has created a flythrough of what Paisley’s Town Centre would have looked like in 1900.
A new BBC wildlife documentary series narrated by Ewan McGregor has offered fantastic career opportunities for two talented University of the West of Scotland (UWS) alumni.
University of the West of Scotland Songwriting graduate Yvonne Lyon talks about her latest album Growing Wild, a stunning collection of timeless songs, arguably her finest to date.