The Princess Royal visits the University of the West of Scotland


The Princess Royal opens University of the West of Scotland’s new flexible learning space, the ‘Atrium’ during a visit to its Paisley Campus.

The new Atrium at the University’s Paisley Campus High Street entrance is a vibrant, technology-rich and flexible learning area.  It features new social learning areas, providing interactive smartscreen technology; meeting spaces; events areas; study and meeting spaces; display zones; and a café open to staff, students and members of the community.

The visit to UWS Her Royal Highness undertake a tour of the Paisley Campus, giving an insight into the significant investment UWS has recently made at the Campus to guarantee that students are given a first-class learning experience.

We are absolutely delighted and hugely honoured that The Princess Royal officially opened the new state-of-the-art Atrium at our Paisley Campus

Professor Craig Mahoney, UWS

Areas visited included the University’s Library and Learning Resource Centre where an insight into the new Student Hub, which brings together frontline services for students alongside formal and informal learning spaces and café facilities, and the work being done to support students was provided.

Her Royal Highness also visited the Interactive Learning Studio; the new open plan Research, Enterprise and Engagement Zone, which is accessed by students, academics and commercial partners; and new social spaces and touchdown points on Campus which have been installed as part of a £12 million IT development project.