Our award-winning Lanarkshire Campus was officially opened earlier this morning (24th of June 2019) by The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland.
The event was a special opportunity to celebrate our sector-defining new Campus and represented an important milestone in our University’s rich history.
As part of the official opening ceremony, the First Minister was given a student-led tour of the Campus where she visited a range of cutting-edge facilities including the environmental chamber, sports labs and simulated nursing and midwifery skills labs.
The First Minister also spent time with students during a Q&A, before addressing colleagues, students and invited guests and unveiling a plaque to declare the new Campus officially open.
As part of the day, a fully interactive showcase highlighted for guests the incredible work of our students and colleagues from across the University giving a flavour of just some of the exciting projects and research taking place at UWS.
Our creative arts students also presented live musical performances as part of the programme including Paulo Nutini Scholar, Rachel Jack. In line with our commitment to sustainability, an electric car and bicycle demonstration experience was held for staff, students and guests to get a feel for ‘going green’ when it comes to vehicle choice and a ceremonial tree was also planted to mark the occasion.
It was an honour to welcome the First Minister to UWS today and inspirational to see so much of the work of our students and staff on display for our guests to enjoy just a flavour of the amazing work underway right across our University.