University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

uhi.ac.uk/en

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Situated across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, a place of outstanding natural beauty, the university boasts centres of excellence and world-class thinking that are pushing the boundaries of academic and applied knowledge in many areas. 

UHI is a university of today for the world of tomorrow, with qualifications at all levels up to PhD, which means that students can start where they need to and progress as far as they want. They also welcome students from 51 countries, who add richness to the student experience for all.

University of the Highlands and Islands

The Highlands and Islands has a long history of health and life science innovation spanning more than 100 years. Their new School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences is continuing this tradition, with world-class research contributing to health care and service delivery improvements for a local and global audience, as well as enhancing our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Facts & Stats

  • 69% of research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF, 2014).
  • 97% of graduates go into employment or further study (HESA, 2017).
  • 85% student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2018).
  • Ranked in the top 5 universities in Scotland for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.
  • Supportive of the Gaelic culture of the Highlands and Islands and host the national centre for Gaelic language and culture on the stunning Isle of Skye.
  • Lonely Planet travel guide lists the Highlands and Island of Scotland as one of its top 10 regions of the world to visit in 2019.
  • The region has a rich musical and cultural offering, and a unique landscape with amazing outdoor opportunities including the outdoor capital of the UK – Fort William.

Caring and supportive culture

UHI takes a personalised approach to helping students find their unique learner journey, building their skills and confidence to prepare them for their chosen path. With this personal approach, it is not surprising that UHI ranked highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Employability 

The future world of work will require UHI to be constantly learning so, whatever your current qualification, the university gives you the opportunity to keep your skills relevant. UHI combines academic excellence, vocational training and industry expertise to help you get from where you are now to your future world of work. The 97% graduate employment rate reflects this approach. 

Research Strengths 

The university has a strong reputation in a range of research areas many of which are inspired by the natural environment, culture and industries of the Highlands and Islands influencing change both locally and globally. This has been recognised in UHI's success in the REF 2014. 

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