Information for Schools


Are you at school and wondering if university is the next step for you? UHI offers qualifications at all levels from access courses to PhD, so you can start where you need to and progress as far as you want.

What do our students say?

“I started my studies at the university on an apprenticeship and ultimately wanted to become a chartered engineer. I continued through the HNC and HND route to the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Energy Engineering, achieving first-class honours. I am now studying for a masters in engineering.”

Mark Graham, MSc Engineering

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1-2-1 appointments for S5 and S6 pupils

Our schools recruitment officer offers 1-2-1 appointments for pupils considering studying with us. Pupils can use these appointments for personal statement advice or to ask questions about our range of HNC, HND, and degree courses.

Starting: 30 August 2021 to 30 June 2022

Day/time: Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 3.30pm throughout the academic year

To book an appointment drop our schools recruitment officer an email.

North of Scotland Universities Collaborative Project

Representatives from the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, Scotland’s Rural College and the University of the Highlands and Islands offered a variety of online sessions in June, September and November. These sessions were offered to support school pupils from across the north of Scotland in their university research, subject choices, and career options.

Catch up on the sessions through the links below.

UCAS and personal statements

Careers in healthcare

Student life panel

UCAS information session and university information

Pathways to university

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Are you a guidance teacher?

UHI works with secondary schools across Scotland and our schools recruitment officer would be delighted to provide your school with a face-to-face or online live session covering one or more of the following presentations:

An introduction to UHI - covers HNC, HND and degree courses, access and progression routes, locations, accommodation, and student finance.

Choosing a course and university - covers researching options and factors that pupils should take into consideration when choosing the right course and university.

The UCAS application and personal statement - covers a detailed look at the UCAS application, providing a step-by-step guide, and examining what makes a good personal statement.

After the presentation, your pupils will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Guidance staff informal Q&A session

1-2-1 appointments can also be offered to guidance staff to provide an overview of access and progression routes, our range of courses and support available to students.

Starting: 30 August 2021 to 30 June 2022

Day/time: Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 3.30pm throughout the academic year

Careers events and parents’ evenings

We are always willing to attend careers events and parents' evenings to provide support to pupils when choosing a course and university.

To find out more about how UHI can work with your school drop our schools recruitment officer an email.

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Are you a senior phase pupil?

Are you a senior phase pupil?

If you are in S4, S5 or S6 you can study with us during your senior phase and access a wide range of subjects and qualifications including foundation apprenticeships, highers, degree and vocational courses.

Studying at your local campus will provide you with a different learning environment compared to school which will help to prepare you for your next step. You will have the chance to meet new people, make new friends and have fun as well as gaining a qualification.

Our campuses offer a wide range of subjects to complement existing school studies and attendance patterns and course choices will vary between locations.

If you are interested in any of our courses, speak to your guidance teacher or you can contact the schools team at your local campus below.

What do our students, teachers and parents say about studying with us during the senior phase?

Liam Macrae studied the architectural technology 1 module on campus in the design studio, one day per week at Inverness College UHI. He then progressed onto the full time BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology in the same location.

Maya studied with the university during her time in 5th and 6th year. She was able to study an online Higher in 5th year and then experienced university level learning during her 6th year. These options allowed her to focus her studies in areas of interest and strengthen her UCAS application with the experience gained.

In this video, hear from staff, parents and school teachers about the advantages of studying with us during the senior phase.