Student accommodation guide: University of The West of Scotland – Ayr

Student accommodation guide: University of The West of Scotland – Ayr

University of The West of Scotland Ayr Campus

Best Locations for Student Accommodation

  • Ayr
  • Wallacetown
  • Whitletts

Average Rents

Average rent for a room in private accommodation is around £60 a week.


You can get to and from the campus by bus and students are also able to park on campus. Paisley and Glasgow are just over 40 minutes away by train and frequent rail and bus servcies operate from Glasgow and the South West.

Living in the area

Set in 20 acres of parkland bordering the River Ayr, the university is almost self-contained with all teaching, lecture, workshop and laboratory space existing next to the Students’ Union, student accommodation, library and all other student support services. The seaside town of Ayr is a busy and historic centre, offering enough to keep any student entertained with its excellent social, shopping and sports facilities.

Popular activities in the local area include curling, hill walking, mountaineering, climbing, horse riding, fishing, swimming, golf, yachting, skating, curling, bowls, cinema, theatre, and live music venues. There is also an impressive leisure and sports centre in Ayr. Glasgow is less than an hour away and offers all the social and cultural facilities expected of this major European city.

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