Launch of UHI North, West and Hebrides
UHI North, West and Hebrides is celebrating its launch as Scotland’s newest college following the merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland.
The new college will create an anchor institution connecting rural and island communities through distinctive education, training and research shaped by the culture, location, and landscapes of the North and West Highlands, Skye, and Outer Hebrides.
We’re celebrating with our students, staff, and partners, and reflecting on what makes us who we are and the exciting possibilities for the future.
- We are different – a college and a university with around 9000 enrolled students spread across 19 campuses and centres covering an area the size of Wales. We are distinctive – our courses are deeply rooted in the culture, location, and landscapes of the North and West Highlands, Skye, and Outer Hebrides.
- We are diverse – we educate, train, and inspire, offering flexible learning opportunities supported by digital innovation to suit more people, at more levels, for more reasons.
- We are drivers of change – our learning, teaching and research support economic growth, providing a skills pipeline for key sectors including renewable energy, net zero, space, engineering and advanced manufacturing, environmental science, land and sea, tourism, food and drink, creative industries, and Gaelic.
Thank you to all our partners who shared messages of support to mark this special occasion.
Graeme Dey, Scottish Government Minister for Higher and Further Education
Mike Cantlay OBE, Chair of the Scottish Funding Council
Vicki Nairn, UHI Interim Principal and Vice Chancellor
Steven Graham, Head of e-Sgoil
William Campbell, President of Your Students' Association
Shona Struthers, CEO Colleges Scotland, gives a warm welcome to UHI North, West and Hebrides.
Alasdair Allan, MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, raised a parliamentary motion recognising the launch of our new college.
Some news coverage:
- New UHI college will push for more support for rural Highlands (pressandjournal.co.uk)
- Passion and purpose driving big ambitions for Scotland's newest college (scotsman.com)
- New college officially launched in Highlands after merger - BBC News
- Royal visit to take place this week in Thurso to mark UHI college merger (northern-times.co.uk)
- MILESTONE MOMENT: Ross-shire represented coast to coast on massive new UHI North, West and Hebrides merged college (ross-shirejournal.co.uk)
- North Highlands prepare for launch of 'Scotland's newest college' following UHI merger (inverness-courier.co.uk)
- UHI North, West and Hebrides celebrate launch as Scotland’s newest college - The Oban Times
- UHI North, West And Hebrides Celebrate Launch As Scotland's Newest College :: Caithness Business Index (caithness-business.co.uk)
News update, 12th September 2023