Student association



The Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA) is a membership organisation, and charity - tasked with representing all students who study at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and its twelve partners.

Run by students, for students, HISA exist to make students' lives better by ensuring students have a strong voice across the UHI campuses. Their team of Student Officers are elected by their members every year, to represent the priorities of students.

HISA is also here to help you enjoy your time as a student - they can help you with supporting your student-led Clubs & Societies, organising events and running campaigns.

Contact HISA:

General enquiries:

Visit HISA find out more.

SPARQS (student participation in quality Scotland)

Sparqs was created in 2003 to ensure that students in Scotland are supported in their involvement in the management of quality assurance and enhancement in Scotland’s Colleges and Universities. Every course in Scotland has a student that takes on the role of the course representative. Their role is to represent their fellow students by seeking feedback from them about their course and working with staff to improve the learning experience.

To become a course representative you can put yourself forward during class elections or speak to your tutor who will be able to advise you of the process.

Once elected, you will have the opportunity to attend a range of training sessions to help you to be effective in your role.

NUS Extra Cards

The Extra Card costs £11.00 and gives you access to a wide range of discounts and special offers. You can apply online for your Extra Card at: