UWS takes entertainment just as seriously as every other aspect of university life with a roster of committed staff energetically planning and organising some of Scotland’s best social and sporting events for students.The Union bars stream major sporting events; host regular quiz nights, poker competitions and karaoke; and house pool and games areas.
The ever-popular Friday theme nights feature events from Rocky Night and The Pyjama Jam to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and silent discos while the regular live music programme showcases up-and-coming bands and offers open-mic nights for a bit of X Factor style drama.
Larger scale events have included acts like The View, Ministry of Sound and Wheatus – as well as a few Scottish ceilidhs birled in for good measure (featuring music from the legendary Red Hot Chilli Pipers amongst others).
The Unions are enduringly popular as a place for students to kick-back and relax – especially during exam time – students have been able to choose from an evening of stand up comedy (past line-ups have included Russell Howard and Russell Kane); some extreme wrestling or even a series of International Nights that to date have included Polish, French, German and Scottish gatherings.
Ayr is known for its laid back feel and its super-stylish building. Students can choose to sit in the cafe with its riverside views or their own bar (where the bartenders are rather proud of their reputation for being ‘the friendliest staff’). With students from the Commercial Music course on its doorstep, and as home to the UWS radio station there’s no shortage of bands to choose from for evening entertainment; Ayr Union is just steps away from the banks of the River Ayr, so in the daytime students spill out between lectures to lounge on the grass.
In Dumfries the Crichton University Campus Students’Association (CUCSA) runs the Book Station, a great wee second hand shop for buying textbooks. Activities wise it also offers hill walking; curling; bible study; football; frisbee and the brilliantly named Consciousness Cafe Discussion Group for philosophy aficionados. Because the campus is shared with the University of Glasgow and Dumfries & Galloway College students, UWS students also benefit from the opportunity to socialise with a diverse student community.
在邓弗里斯，克莱顿大学校园学生协会经营有Book Station，Book Station是一家很早就有的专卖二手教材的店铺。邓弗里斯的活动很多，有山地行走、冰壶运动、圣经学习、足球、飞盘，以及哲学爱好者组成的名字响亮的“意识咖啡馆谈论小组”。由于该校区西苏格兰大学和格拉斯哥大学、邓普里斯学院合作的校区，西苏格兰学生在这里有机会和其他高校学生打交道。
In Hamilton, the Union’s busy bar and cafe is best known for the popularity of its pool tables during the day while its theme nights have ranged from beach parties and ‘Oscars night’ through to student favourite’s like ‘Cheese Night’ featuring “the finest cheesy music played all night long.”
The UWS Sports Union is enjoying a huge increase in students interested in sports and societies with over 20 clubs and over 30 societies. While the University’s sports clubs are still fairly young, they are developing fast with UWS hotly tipped to become one of the most impressive Scottish universities for sports and activities. Current sports clubs at UWS are: Aikido, American Football, Athletics, Basketball, Football (Men’s and Woman’s), Netball, Volleyball, Badminton, Cheerleading, Cricket, Dodgeball, Hockey, Judo, Motorsports, Rugby, Salsa, Snowsports, Tae Kwon Do and Volleyball.
西苏格兰大学体育协会有20多个俱乐部和30多个社团，对体育和社团感兴趣的学生在急剧增多。体育俱乐部虽然建立不久，但随着西苏格兰大学成为苏格兰大学中最重要的体育活动大学之一，体育俱乐部发展迅速。目前西苏格兰大学的体育俱乐部有：合气道俱乐部,美国足球俱乐部, 运动员俱乐部, 篮球俱乐部, 足球俱乐部(男女都有)，篮网球俱乐部，羽毛球俱乐部，啦啦队俱乐部、板球俱乐部、曲棍球俱乐部、闪避球俱乐部,柔道俱乐部、赛车运动俱乐部,橄榄球俱乐部,莎莎俱乐部,滑雪俱乐部、跆拳道俱乐部、排球俱乐部。
The University is well served by its two main sports facilities – Hamilton Campus has a gym and a hall where a variety of sports can be played. The Robertson Trust Sports Centre in Paisley has a gym, a hall, one tennis court, two 3rd-generation five-aside football pitches, and two grass pitches where almost every sport can be played. In Dumfries students have access to the sports facilities in the Dumfries & Galloway College building on campus, and in Ayr there are cycleways and riverside walks.
西苏格兰大学有两大主要的体育设施：一个在汉密尔顿校区，那里有体育馆和会堂，各种体育活动的都可以在那里开展;另一个在佩斯利，即Robertson Trust 体育中心，那里有一个体育馆、一个会堂、一个网球场、两个第三代五边足球场和两个多功能草地球场。在邓弗里斯，学生可以使用 邓普里斯学院校园体育设施;在埃尔，则有自行车车道和河边步行道。
The University offers plenty of support to prepare students for their time at University, as well as for when they graduate.
The Student Link service operates as a single point of contact for all student support enquiries for everything from admissions to graduation. Students can consult staff at the Student Link about:admissions,advice for international students,advice for part-time students,careers advice,placement support,counselling, childcare support, disability support,graduation,mentoring system for first time students, part-time jobs, registration and enrolment,student funding, money management, voluntary work, work-based learning and placements. The Student Link offers regular drop-in sessions as well as appointments with specialist advisers.
Student Link服务以单点联系的形式运作，提供从入学到毕业的一切学生相关的帮助咨询。在Student Link，学生可以向工作人员咨询以下方面的问题：入学要求、国际留学生建议、兼职学生建议、职业生涯建议、实习帮助、辅导、儿童护理帮助、参加学生帮助、毕业帮助、应届毕业生监督系统、兼职工作、注册和入学、学生补助、理财、志愿者工作、见习和实习。Student Link允许学生有定期的预约专家顾问面谈的机会。
Every UWS student has a personal tutor for advice on study options and we have Effective Learning Tutors available at each campus to support your study skills. Moodle is the web-based learning platform of the University, which provides access, from any location, to online course materials, lecture notes and tutor-to-student discussion boards.
The Funding and Advice Team can help students get the right funding while they study. They are also committed to helping students manage their money.