Starting life at college or university can be a daunting experience. It may be the first time that you’ve been away from home and we appreciate that your new environment, and in particular your accommodation, play a crucial role in the success and enjoyment of your student experience.
Finding accommodation near your campus means you’ll be able to enjoy immersing yourself in the local community and enjoy all the area has to offer.
UHI Student Accommodation - Dornoch
A purpose-built student residence is available in Dornoch offering 40 en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchen and living areas. UHI student accommodation provides safe, secure, and comfortable housing. Students who choose to stay in this accommodation are treated as adults and should be ready for independent living. This means our students keep their rooms clean, do their own laundry, cook for themselves, and contribute to keeping communal areas tidy. The onsite trained accommodation team are based in the residencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide assistance and support to students.
UHI Student Accommodation - Fort William
A purpose-built student residence is available in Fort William offering 40 en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchen and living areas. UHI student accommodation provides safe, secure, and comfortable housing. Students who choose to stay in this accommodation are treated as adults and should be ready for independent living. This means our students keep their rooms clean, do their own laundry, cook for themselves, and contribute to keeping communal areas tidy. The onsite trained accommodation team are based in the residencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide assistance and support to students.
In Stornoway, we have the fantastic Bayhead Bridge Centre, which offers self-catering accommodation. Located on the picturesque waterfront, it’s a great place to be with easy access to the college and town centre, just ten minutes walk away.
The rooms are modern and well-equipped with en-suite bathrooms, a study unit and internet access. It’s a bright, contemporary place to relax and socialise with your fellow students. With sports and games facilities available in the centre, including snooker, computer games, and a sports hall, rest assured there is always plenty going on.
Our vibrant North Uist campus allows students to immerse themselves in the historical landscape, embrace local culture and enjoy the islands’ natural beauty. The campus is located close to Lochmaddy ferry terminal and has a wide range of facilities to support students.
There are a variety of different accommodation options in the Uists, ranging from B&B and self-catering in family homes, to house rental.
A comprehensive list of accommodation options is available from the Benbecula campus administrators.
For more information email email@example.com or phone 01851 770500
A wide range of other accommodation is also available within the local area.
For details, contact the local Stornoway VisitScotland iCentre on 01851 703088 or the local paper, The Stornoway Gazette.
Benbecula and Barra
Benbecula and Barra
Benbecula & Barra Accommodation
Our Benbecula campus is located in Lionacleit, at the southern end of Benbecula. Nestled in between North and South Uist, Benbecula is home to sweeping beaches, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.
Our Barra campus, the Barra Learning Centre, is conveniently located in Castlebay, the island's main town.
Though there is no dedicated student accommodation, our staff would be delighted to help anyone wishing to study locally - barraLC@uhi.ac.uk
Many of our students currently find welcoming and friendly accommodation through local independent providers. There are a number of rental properties available in and around our campuses and centres which can be found by searching the internet for rooms or flats available for rent. On occasion providers may leave their details with us, please contact our Customer Services Team to check.
We have a private landlord/landladies accommodation list for students attending our Thurso campus or Rural Studies Centre in Halkirk - Thurso Accommodation List 2023-24
The College accepts no responsibility for the vetting of accommodation providers and has as no formal or legal relationship with the owner/occupiers. Unfortunately, as we aren’t in control of these properties, we can’t offer any recommendations for properties or agents.