UWS rolls out free gym memberships
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has rolled out free gym membership for all its students.
Last week, we reported how the university’s new facility had opened at Hamilton International Technology Park.
Now, UWS chiefs hope this latest move will ensure all students can get active and pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Professor Craig Mahoney, principal and vice-chancellor at UWS, said:“at UWS we promote a vision for sport and physical activity which everyone can be a part of, and which contributes to our organisational identity and culture to positively impact our students’ experience.
“Offering students a free UWS gym membership highlights that we are investing in our student body, helping them to excel and be the best versions of themselves. Physical activity instils invaluable skills such as resilience, confidence and collaboration and these skills are transferable beyond university and into the world of work.”
Emma Shotter, president of the Students’association of UWS, said:“being able to access campus gyms for free is an absolutely fantastic initiative for students and we are delighted that this is being rolled out.”
Keeping fit The gym at the new Lanarkshire campus of UWS