Launch of the UWS Development Fund

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Today we are delighted to launch the UWS Development Fund. We invite you to become a Patron and join a group of like-minded alumni and supporters from across the globe who are helping us look to the future with determination and ambition.

Whether you’d like to give back to UWS or are inspired to support our journey today, you can help our students and staff make the most of their time with us.

As a Patron we’ll keep you informed of the difference the Fund is making and throughout the year, we’ll invite you to a range of events (virtual and in-person) that’ll make you feel part of the UWS family, wherever you are in the world. Below are some of the projects that the UWS Development Fund will be supporting.

Our students

In 2021 UWS was recognised as Scotland’s most successful university in ensuring that more people from disadvantaged backgrounds can access higher education. We provide ground-breaking support to students from low-income backgrounds through a range of hardship funds and flexible learning pathways. You can help us provide even better support to more students.

Dementia research in Lanarkshire

UWS’s vision is to be among the global leaders of excellent, relevant and purposeful research. Your giving will support the work of our Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice. The award-winning team’s mission is to work collaboratively with people with dementia and carers, the scientific and practice communities. We believe that people with dementia deserve high quality care.

Chemical engineering facilities in Paisley

Chemical engineering is at the forefront of the quest to produce clean energy and satisfy human needs across a number of areas in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

Become a Patron and your gift will go towards upgrading our Paisley Campus Chemical Engineering labs to ensure our MSc/MEng/BEng chemical engineering students experience facilities at the leading edge of technology.

Chemical engineering facilities in Paisley

The university has a long history of performance at our Ayr Campus. Already a vibrant and creative environment for our students, the UWS Development Fund will support the creation of a pop-up performance area on the campus. This space will enable students to develop their live performance skills on our commercial music, music, new media art and performance programmes.

Campus Greenhouse in London

A home for UWS start-ups and entrepreneurs in London to grow their own business has been launched. Become a Patron of the UWS Development Fund and support the work of the Greenhouse to offer space and business support to UWS graduates in London. The Greenhouse offers free desk space for six months alongside workshops and a network of business support, delivered by the UWS Entrepreneurs programme.

Dumfries Campus

Dumfries Campus initiative to be confirmed spring 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the UWS Development Fund, you can email us at or call us on 0141 848 3084.

Live outside of the UK? You can make a one-off gift by credit card to Research, Campus Development or Scholarships & Bursaries. The minimum gift, to be recognised as a Patron, is £60 per year. Alternatively, you can post a cheque or give tax-free from the US.

UWS Staff? You can make your gift through Payroll Giving. Please see the staff email or email UWS Payroll directly.

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