Educational Institutions News
Around 400 pupils and teachers attending Newton Park Primary school and Nursery at Wick Campus in Wick will walk to their new school on Wednesday 26 April setting off at 9am from the Old Pulteneytown Academy building. The procession of pupils in their new school uniforms will be led by Highland Bagpipers Alistair Miller and Chester Henry, a P7 pupil, along the new pedestrian access path and ramp down to the new building.
The property is located in a pleasant residential area and is approximately a 5 minutes walk from Wick railway station and the Caithness General Hospital. The facilities of Wick town centre and the expanding Wick Harbour are approximately a 10 minute walk.
To date, the Inverness Campus project has attracted over £100m of investment, and independent research has shown that it already has potential to support up to 1,300 jobs on site and create 940 new jobs across the Highlands and Islands over the next five years. www.uhi.ac.uk.
North Highland College UHI's evening classes and short courses are a great way for you to learn a new skill, turn a hobby into a money earner or even take the first step on the road to achieving a new qualification. With ILA funding available, you might be able to learn a whole new skill without it costing you a penny! From Digital Photography to Working With Wood, there's something for everyone.
Engineering & Construction "Employability Essentials" course, which runs from 4th July to 5th August. Last year 100% of the attendees went onto into positive destinations (employment, modern apprenticeships or further education), and there are 4 places remaining of the course for this year.
If you will be in 4th, 5th or 6th year in 2016/17 and you are unsure what path to take when you leave school then this course may be for you. This course will provide you with the practical skills and information required to support your success in moving into employment.
--- More than 200 students enjoy Inverness College UHI CREATE event ---. --- Highland entrepreneurs offer advice on starting out in business ---.
North Highland College UHI has received a very positive report following a recent Education Scotland review of its Further Education provision across its campuses in Thurso, Dornoch and Alness. The independent review, carried out by Education Scotland inspectors on behalf of the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC), took place in February and resulted in an overall judgement of "effective", the highest level possible.
A new report has revealed that 67.6% of full-time students successfully completed their studies at Highlands and Islands colleges in the 2014 to 2015 academic year. This is higher than the national average figure which shows that 64% of students passed further education courses at Scottish colleges in the period.
Our open day is for anyone thinking of applying to university, come and visit our campus. Take the opportunity to meet staff and students and find out about the facilities and student support available.
Budding chefs are being given the chance to win work experience at one of the UK's top restaurants. Entries have now opened for Young Highland Chef 2015.
The North Highland Regeneration Fund (NHRF) and North Highland College (NHC) are delighted to announce the launch of the iStart Challenge, a competition designed to encourage entrepreneurial spirit amongst young people in the area. The competition, which is aimed at young people aged 16-24 living in Caithness and North Sutherland, invites enterprising individuals or teams to come up with a great business idea to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize and support to develop their business.
The progress of ICT learning by pupils at Wick High School is bucking national trends as more girls at the school take part in the "Apps for Good" programme and teams of boys and girls from the school win UK competitions. Five pupils, Leanne Cormack, Megan Shearer, Konrad Szewczyk, Ellora James, John Sutherland and their Teacher, Chris Aitken impressed Members of the Council's Education, Children and Adult Services Committee with presentations about their experiences in developing Apps and participating in the "Apps for Good" final at London.
Highland Council welcomes the announcement today by the First Minister that 5 local schools are going to receive additional funding as part of the Attainment Scotland Fund. This second phase of the national initiative involves 57 schools across Scotland, and the five in Highland are - Merkinch and Bishop Eden (Inverness), Coulhill and Milton (East Ross) and South Wick (Caithness).
Scientists from around the world recently gathered in Thurso for an annual biological sciences meeting. The Larwood Symposium was hosted by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI on behalf of the International Bryozoology Association.
A new course, aimed at students already in the tourist industry or aspiring guides who want to get into the industry in the North Highland area, is now available at seven study locations across the University of the Highlands and Islands. The certificate in higher education tourist guiding (North Highlands) is specifically designed for the North Highland area.
The North Highland College UHI summer employability programme was run last year for the first time and proved very successful, with every candidate finding a positive destination, either in an apprenticeship, employment or education. This year the programme will also include construction skills as well as engineering.
The new Head Teacher of Keiss Primary School in Caithness is Kathryn Laidlaw. She takes up her post in August 2015.
After almost 21 years of training chefs, beauticians and hairdressers, the North Highland College UHI's House of Morven would like to invite past students, employers, staff and graduates back for a 21st birthday party on Monday 1st June. The House of Morven originally opened its doors on 6th June 1994 and has since seen thousands of students begin their careers within the service industries with them.
Beauty Therapy students from the North Highland College UHI have recently returned from a trip to the Professional Beauty Exhibition at the ExCel in London. With more than 800 brands, including Clarins, 3D Lipo, CACI, Dermalogica, CND and OPI the exhibition houses all the different aspects of the beauty industry.