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Report highlights threat of marine plastics to seabirdsThumbnail for article : Report highlights threat of marine plastics to seabirds
A new report has highlighted the threat marine plastic pollution poses to seabirds in the northeastern Atlantic region.  Researchers found that, of 34 seabird species investigated, 74% have ingested plastic.  
Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHIThumbnail for article : Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHI
Vice-principals take up roles at University of the Highlands and Islands.   The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed three new vice-principals to its senior management team to increase representation from the 13 colleges and research institutions which make up its partnership.  
Budding Engineers summer CAD SchoolThumbnail for article : Budding Engineers summer CAD School
At present, I am considering the idea of running a summer CAD School, this idea would depend on firstly any student interest in the Caithness County.   So many people think that CAD is all about engineering, well it's not, if you wish to design your ideas for doing your embroidery then you can, if you would like to design your own jewellery then you can, if you wish to design your own house then you can.  
Apply Now For Engineering And Construction Employability Essentials Summer ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Apply Now For Engineering And Construction Employability Essentials Summer Programme
North Highland College UHI are inviting applications for the Engineering and Construction Employability Essentials summer programme.  The course is now in its fourth year and run in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland.  
Partnership agreement to deliver engineering skillsThumbnail for article : Partnership agreement to deliver engineering skills
A new three-year partnership agreement between North Highland College UHI and Nigg Skills Academy has been signed to deliver engineering skills and qualifications to the Ross-Shire area at their academy in Nigg.   Nigg Skills Academy works with employers and industry bodies to deliver engineering skills to meet today's industry demands, has established a memorandum of understanding with North Highland College UHI to continue to provide opportunities for those seeking careers within the engineering and energy industry.  
Pipers to lead pupils back to school at new Wick CampusThumbnail for article : Pipers to lead pupils back to school at new Wick Campus
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.  
Development Opportunity - Old Wick High School For SaleThumbnail for article : Development Opportunity  - Old Wick High School For Sale
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.  
Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So FarThumbnail for article : Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So Far
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 Evening Classes 2016Thumbnail for article : North Highland College UHI Evening Classes 2016
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 and Construction Employability EssentialsThumbnail for article : Engineering and Construction Employability Essentials
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.  
2016 Ready Steady Work course - a few places left - FREE - Sign Up NowThumbnail for article : 2016 Ready Steady Work course - a few places left - FREE - Sign Up Now
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.  
Highland students taking steps to successThumbnail for article : Highland students taking steps to success
--- More than 200 students enjoy Inverness College UHI CREATE event ---.   --- Highland entrepreneurs offer advice on starting out in business ---.  
Top marks from Education Scotland Inspectors for North Highland College UHIThumbnail for article : Top marks from Education Scotland Inspectors for North Highland College UHI
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.  
Report highlights success of regions collegesThumbnail for article : Report highlights success of regions colleges
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.  
North Highland College - University Open Day
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 cooks invited to enter Young Highland Chef 2015Thumbnail for article : Budding cooks invited to enter Young Highland Chef 2015
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.  
NEW COMPETITION FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL YOUTHS LAUNCHEDThumbnail for article : NEW COMPETITION FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL YOUTHS LAUNCHED
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.  
Wick High computing success bucks national trends Thumbnail for article : Wick High computing success bucks national trends
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.  
Council welcomes Attainment Scotland funding for Highland schools
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 gather in Caithness for conferenceThumbnail for article : Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conference
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.