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Hello Sophie and a warm welcome to our alumni
As a new
graduate of the University of the Highlands and Islands, we would like
to congratulate you on your achievement and we are delighted to welcome
you to our global alumni community of over 30,000 former students!
We’re here to
support you in your life after university and offer a range of benefits
and services, including:
We'd love to
know how you are getting on and keep you informed about what’s
happening at the university. You can let us know at any time by
completing the update your details form on our website. You can also
stay connected with us on Facebook and with the alumni network group on LinkedIn!
Please get in touch if you have any ideas, questions or feedback. We really
value our alumni so thank you and please do stay in touch!
connected for your chance to win!
Enter here for your chance to win one of 3 x £100 vouchers for a
store of your choice in time for Christmas!
quick! The closing date is Sunday 12th December 2021. One entry per
person. Open to all University of the Highlands and Islands 2021
graduates who update their details by the closing date. Winner will be
notified by email and announced on social media shortly after. There
will be three winners, all receiving a £100 voucher for a store of
Graduate For Life
that career journeys are often unpredictable and exposed to unplanned
influences and events. As individuals, we grow and develop constantly
and our circumstances change. The need to keep learning and
developing new skills is becoming the norm, especially during these
We are all a
‘work in progress’ and employability is a lifelong journey which does
not end with the acquisition of the first job after graduation.
university's Careers team are here to support you to develop and
manage your future career, providing you with the ability to book
guidance appointments, search the Job Shop, book a mock interview and
upload your CV or application form for feedback.
Simply register with FutureMe.
A message from our Chancellor, HRH The
"I would like to commend the adaptability
and creativity you have shown in completing your studies and the
support you have shown to your fellow students."
Congratulations from our Principal and
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Todd Walker
"You’ve reached the end of your studies and
completed your qualification during one of the toughest times in
history. I’m incredibly proud of what you've achieved."
Congratulations from the Highlands and Islands
Students’ Association President, Flo Jansen
"I am happy to share the in the
excitement of your graduation and am very proud of all your
achievements. All the best for your future."
graduation celebration! Jim Alexander studied
SCQF Level 10 Care Services, Leadership and Management at Perth College UHI, his daughter Laura
Alexander studied BSc Geography at Inverness College UHI and her boyfriend Zsombor
Zubrinsky studied HND Business at Perth College UHI!
(Hons) Marine Science
"My bachelors was with the Scottish
Association for Marine Science, studying the Marine Science with
Arctic Stream, however now studying at University in Oslo for a
Masters in Geomorphology and Geomatics, in collaboration with the
University in Svalbard in the Arctic – where I will reside for the
next two years"
UHI Centre for History
“I cannot thank the teaching staff enough for their
enthusiasm, help and support. They were wonderful.”
BSc Integrative Healthcare
Moray College UHI
"I did it all for my kids, I have opened my own
little business called The Little Room based in Ayrshire and I
specialise in helping people who are struggling to conceive
naturally. It is a wonderful job and I’m very fortunate to be able to
do something I love."
We are delighted to announce Lorna McNee as
the 2021 Alumni Award winner!
selected for the title in recognition of her professional success
which saw her receive a Michelin Star just five months into her first
head chef role.
graduated with an HNC in professional cookery from Moray College UHI
in 2008, was awarded a Michelin Star in January for her work at Cail
Bruich. She is the first solo female chef in Scotland to be awarded a
star in 20 years and the only female chef to have ever received one
in Scotland’s largest city. The award was Glasgow’s first Michelin
star in 18 years.
A very deserving
winner of the 2021 Alumni Award. Congratulations Lorna!
event - Applied Music and the University of the Highlands and Islands
– a 10 year journey
It is 10 years
since the BA (Hons) Applied Music degree was introduced to the
University of the Highlands and Islands in 2011, closely followed by
the development of the progression programme - the MA Music and the
Environment. The event will consist of an information sharing
presentation followed by discussion with staff, graduates, current
students and guests. It is open to all those interested in
finding out more and how you might wish to get involved in the
Race to Zero
College UHI has joined Race to Zero, a global campaign against
climate change, and pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to
net zero by 2040. Working in partnership with staff and students,
work is underway to create a new sustainability strategy to reach a
range of short, medium and long-term targets to reduce carbon and its
environmental impact in innovative ways.
The Seaweed Academy
UK seaweed farming industry has taken a major step forward after the
Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS UHI) gained funding to
develop training and business development for the sector.
Academy will be based at SAMS UHI, near Oban, and is the UK’s first
dedicated seaweed industry facility, offering advice to start-ups,
training workers and sharing the latest research to help businesses
are building our alumni ambassador community.
are looking for a wide variety of alumni ambassadors, who have studied
a variety of different courses, at all of our partner college
locations. Interested? Find out more here!
Meet our newest ambassador:
(Hons) Marine Science, 2018
"I am currently a la Caixa doctoral
fellow at the University of Lisbon contracted by the Marine and
Environmental Science Centre (MARE-ARDITI) in Madeira Island,
My time at SAMS UHI really shaped me and
exposed me to all components of marine science. I had many mentors
who encouraged me and supported my ambitious goals; these mentors
alongside the diverse course load opened many doors that have allowed
me to excel at each subsequent opportunity.
I want to be like them still, and I want to
offer similar opportunities that I was presented with. Being an
alumni ambassador gives me the opportunity to express my gratitude in
addition to supporting other like-minded students who have as many
questions as I had at the beginning of my academic career."
UHI alumni unveiled as Speak Gaelic presenters
Mòr Ostaig UHI alumni, BBC presenters and social media stars, Joy
Dunlop and Calum Maclean, will lead a new language learning
initiative. SpeakGaelic’s resources will provide a framework for Gaelic
language learning across TV, iPlayer, BBC Sounds, web, face-to-face
classes, YouTube and other social media to attract and inspire
learners and speakers.
Liam Colgan Music Award winners
delighted to announce Lisa Hope and Grant Irvine as the 2021 winners
of our Liam Colgan music student awards! They both graduated from
Perth College UHI this year with a first class BA (Hons) Popular
Music and will each receive £500 towards a mentoring opportunity with
a renowned songwriter and producer of their choice.
Prize for Engineering Excellence
to Emma Gunn who has won the Prize for Engineering Excellence!
completing her degree, Emma began her journey with North Highland
College UHI in 2015, achieving a National Certificate then
progressing through a range of courses while becoming an apprentice
and eventually a full-time engineer for NUVIA. Emma graduate with a
1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and will be
returning to study the MSc Mechanical Engineering.
thanks to Willie Printie, who donates this annual award, in
recognition of academic excellence in engineering.
BA Childhood Practice
Inverness College UHI
"My goal is to be a primary school
teacher. Now I have gained my degree, I have to complete English and
Maths at a higher level to be able to apply for the PGDE next summer!
This has been a long journey for me and my final career is in sight.
Studying online, part time has been amazing as it allowed me to take
care of my children, work and study. Being a UHI student has been the
best experience of my life!"
HNC Healthcare Practice
Perth College UHI
When Serena finished school, she was unsure what direction she wanted
her life to take. However, after gaining some life experience working
for the NHS, she found her calling in life.
Read her story!
Alumni access to e-Resources
As one of our
alumni, you can access a range of free e-Resources to assist with
your lifelong learning after leaving university.
access, please register here.
Discount on taught postgraduate courses
Do you know if
you have a degree or honours degree from the University of the
Highlands and Islands, you will receive a 10% discount on the tuition
fee for all taught postgraduate courses?
Find out more
hoodies and t-shirts are now available for our graduates to buy
online via The
Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI
Pick from university-branded, your home campus, or department and
wear your achievement with pride! All items are organic, renewable
Centre for History Newsletter
Here is the latest Centre for History newsletter with stories about their students, graduates and
staff. This year the Centre for History had the best degree results
ever (despite the pandemic) and their students continue to produce
exceptional work. They hosted a large international conference over
the summer and carried out a full programme of public engagement
activities - as you can read!
Fantastic opportunity for our artistic alumni!
The Royal Society of British Artists'
Rome Scholarship 2022
is now open for applicants. Closing Date: 1st January 2022. This
competition is open to artists who live, work or study in the UK and
who are aged 35 years or under. The Scholarship is for the month of
September 2022. The Scholarship offers:
Four weeks accommodation at Sala Uno in the heart of Rome
- Studio space which will be available within the gallery
- Two meals per day, provided at a nearby restaurant
- Return flights to Rome
- £1000 prize money
Now, why not
kick back and enjoy some tunes from our UHI Applied Music graduates
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