Welcome to UHI North, West and Hebrides, we’re so glad you’ve decided to join us

Check out our Freshers events we have lined up for you!

What's happening and when?

Freshers Week 2023 kicks off on Monday 18th of September with a lineup of engaging events taking place across our campuses until Friday 29th September. We will have lots of different events and activities for students to enjoy, including Freshers Fairs, Quizzes, and a virtual relay between all our campuses across Scotland!

You'll also get to meet Your Student Association and the Student Voice Reps who are here to support you. 

The full Freshers' Week programme and updates will be shared on the official UHI North, West and Hebrides social media and the Student Support Instagram page, so don't forget to give us a follow! @uhi_nwhstudentservices

students walking on the campus



Virtual relay around new NWH area, with opportunity on campus to join in and track

18th September to 29th September

Online tracker via strava Scotland, United Kingdom Club | UHI North, West and Hebrides on Strava

Open to staff and students.

Book and Clothing swap 

On campus activities

Open to staff and students

18th September to 29th September

  • Stornoway – Cubby clothes, Book Swap in HISA Hub 
  • Fort William – Book Swap and Clothing Swap event 
  • Thurso, Alness and Dornoch – Clothing and Book Swap event 

Bingo/ Quiz events

  • Stornoway – Lunchtime Bingo 
  • Thurso- Quiz and lunch 
  • Alness- Quiz and Lunch 
  • Dornoch Quiz and Lunch, Evening event  

Cycling UK – Try a Bike in Stornoway

We will be joint by Cycling UK to bring to you a try a bike event. You will be able to get your own bikes fixed with our handy Dr. Bike service. You can also try an ebike and give mountain biking a go. Here is your full timetable:  

10:30 event start  

10:30-2pm Dr bike and ebike try outs 

2pm- 3pm guided mountain bike trails tour (6 participants max)  

3pm- 4pm guided mountain bike trails tour (6 participants max) 

4pm event close 


HISA Events

person cycling

Become a Digital Student Ambassador

We are really excited to announce the launch of the new UHI North, West and Hebrides Digital Student Ambassador Programme. Our students are the face of the college and voices for our prospective students. They are key to sharing the real stories of lives, experiences and studies of UHI NWH.

Student vlogging with laptop, ringlight and mic and phone