THE University of the West of Scotland has been ranked as one of the worst education establishments to study at, new figures show. 

Every year the Complete University Guide releases UK university and subject league tables to support prospective students in making informed decisions about their future.

And this year's figures have found that UWS, which has an Ayr campus, placed in the bottom six out of 130 universities across the UK, dropping a massive 21 places from last year's figures.

The uni had an overall score of 369 out of 1,000, using different factors to determine its score, placing it joint 124th out of 130 alongside London Metropolitan University.

The university scored low in student satisfaction, research quality, degree completion and student/staff ratio, according to the figures.

Elsewhere in Scotland, the University of St Andrews is fourth, sitting just below the London School of Economics. Within the region St Andrews came top for student satisfaction, academic services spend and graduate prospects.

Simon Emmett, chief executive officer of IDP Connect, said: “With more prospective students actively researching their options each year, the 2023 Complete University Guide league tables will serve as an important guide.

"We believe these rankings help them to make the right decisions as they consider their next steps into higher education.

“The independence of the Complete University Guide remains a critical part of our organisation.

"The tables’ independence from our other operations ensures that students, parents, and advisors can trust the results and make informed choices based on them.”

UWS has been approached for comment.

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