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University of the West of Scotland

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Fiona McKenzie
Conference and Events Manager
+44 (0) 141 848 3333
[email protected]
Paisley Campus

About this venue

Find your perfect fit.

With venues in Ayr, Lanarkshire and Paisley suitable for up to 400 guests, UWS offers a versatile and modern range of facilities from bespoke meeting rooms, breakout spaces and lecture theatres to large reception rooms and open areas suitable for functions, networking receptions and corporate events.

Both Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses are within close proximity to Glasgow with excellent travel infrastructure to support delegate arrival. Ayr campus boasts a rural location, perfect for residential away days and corporate team building.

Our dedicated and experienced Events Team can help you plan and host your event and assist with offering professional planning support and advice at every stage in the process.

UWS offers an affordable and cost effective option, whether it’s a day delegate rate, 24 hour option or a bespoke tailor made package, UWS Events will help you find your perfect fit.

All catering is provided by our in house team; we have an extensive range of menus to suit every taste and budget, from a simple buffet lunch to a formal dining experience. We pride ourselves on exceptional delivery of private dining from our own facilities and also support hospitality in external venues such as Paisley Town Hall, St Mirren Football Club and the stunning Paisley Abbey.

With our IT and AV teams on site, and UWS bedrooms accommodation to complete your visit, we really do have everything covered to ensure your event runs smoothly from start to finish.

What we offer……at a glance

  • 3 locations in the West of Scotland with excellent road, rail and airport networks
  • Facilities suitable for up to 400 guests
  • Meetings, events, private and corporate dinners – venues and spaces to suit all event requirements
  • Onsite bedrooms and accommodation from May to August
  • Leading edge audio visual technology with professional IT support provided
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Professional and experienced Events Team



The Paisley campus of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has automatic doors, ramps, lifts and stairlifts and both accessible and gender-neutral bathrooms.  Hearing loops are provided in all rooms and reception areas.  There is a wayfinding app to assist with navigation.  Conference facilities have step-free access routes, wheelchair spaces in lecture theatres as well as height-adjustable desks and ergonomic supportive seating in lecture halls and break-out rooms.

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