University of the Highlands and Islands
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- Became a Higher Education Institution in 2001.
- Gained taught degree awarding powers in 2008.
- UHI became the University of the Highlands and Islands after gaining full university status in February 2011.
Location and transport
- UHI is the only university based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
- The University is a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions spread across the Highlands and Islands, including Moray and Perthshire.
- You can study in locations as diverse as Inverness, Perth, Elgin, the Isle of Skye, Fort William, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles.
- Typical standard entry requirements are three Highers at grade C, or two A Levels at grade C.
- Further details of entry requirements at UHI can be found on the website.
- The University of the Highlands and Islands has approximately 8,000 students (2009–10).
- 60% of our students are over 25 years old.
- Many of our students study part-time.
- UHI welcomes students from all over the world, attracted by the high standard of living, unique locations and specialist courses on offer.
- We offer a wide range of courses including masters, honours degrees and HNCs and HNDs.
- Many of our courses can be studied flexibly on a part-time basis.
- Many of our courses can be studied at home online.
- UHI courses have consistently received the highest commendation from the Quality Assurance Agency.
- UHI students benefit from attentive personal care and small class sizes.
- Business and leisure: adventure tourism management, business and management, golf management.
- Science, energy and technology: marine science, sustainable rural development, sustainable mountain development, sustainable energy solutions, developing low-carbon communities.
- Arts and humanities: contemporary textiles, Scottish history, archaeology, fine art, Gaelic.
- Engineering: electrical engineering and mechanical engineering with renewable energy.
- Visit the website to see the full list of courses at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Student facilities, including library and computing
- UHI colleges possess state-of-the-art computing and library resources.
- Video conferencing is frequently used to link college class-rooms for courses taught at more than one college
- Visit the website for information about disability services at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
- Many of the UHI colleges have their own students' union.
- UHISA – the UHI Students' Association – organizes events across the UHI partnership.
- Many of the UHI colleges have dedicated sports facilities.
- UHI colleges provide access to the UK's most splendid natural environment – ideal for the outdoor adventurer.
Recent/prospective new builds
- In recent years most of the UHI colleges have received considerable investment as UHI develops towards full university title.
- Recent developments include the Centre for Energy and the Environment at North Highland College UHI; and the new Sheina Marshall Building at SAMS UHI in Oban, which has state-of-the-art teaching labs, computer suites, study rooms and a canten with a sea view!
- Perth College UHI and Lews Castle College UHI on the Isle of Lewis have recently opened new student accommodation.
Availability of part-time work
- Part-time and seasonal work is widely available across the Highlands and Islands. You can get advice on jobs from the UHI Careers Centre.
Content was accurate at the time of compilation.