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.
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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.
Alumnus Graeme Gordon has become Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants (WCCAEW) in England and Wales. The title is the greatest honour for a member of any Livery Company within the ancient...
Paralympic RaceRunner and sport coaching graduate Kayleigh Haggo’s superb performance at a Scottish Athletics Open event has been ratified by CPISRA as a new World Record.
Commercial music graduate Matt Hickman talks about growing up as person of colour in Ayrshire and why he feels Black History Month is important to celebrate.
Table Tennis star and UWS graduate Martin Perry talks about his career so far, getting back to training and his podcast series PerryPOD, interviewing well known names in sport including Paralympic Champion Will Bayley.
UWS alumna Dr Julie McElroy talks about her journey from an additional needs school to completing her PhD at UWS in 2017. Ten years after leaving additional needs school, Julie became a doctor. pic.twitter.com/QkeRqoShSj—...
2001 graduate Louise Lavaroni (nee Gilmour) talks about her self-published book aiming to inspire the next generation of leaders.
1997 Business and Management graduate, Eddie Finnigan, tells us his memories of being taught by Professor Reggie Von Zugbach De Sugg in the mid-1990s in Paisley.
A UWS graduate has helped to give the murals surrounding the Clutha Bar in Glasgow a re-design. 2005 graduate Jody Kelly is one of the artists giving the murals, which were painted on the...
PGDE Primary Education graduate Justin Rankin shares some of his experiences. Justin, originally from Canada and who studied at University of the West of Scotland’s Ayr Campus, has worked in Myanmar, China, and most...
Singer-songwriter and MA Music graduate Rachel Jack, who was winner of the inaugural Paolo Nutini Songwriting Scholarship, will release her debut EP in July 2020. Rachel’s debut EP ‘The Calgary Tapes’ details her tumultuous...
BAcc (Hons) Accounting graduate Dominic Gibson, currently an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) student, has achieved the top score for the APM (Advanced Performance Management) exam, making him a global prize-winner in the...