Tour Your Local UHI Campus
14th April 2014
The four North Highland College UHI (NHC) campuses are ever expanding and having had over £11 million invested over the last five years, is now opening its doors to offer campus tours for the general public.
The scheduled tours are available to book online via the college website - www.northhighland.uhi.ac.uk and will entail a general tour of one of the four campuses based in Thurso, Halkirk, Alness and Dornoch. Prospective students are able to register their interest in a particular subject area with the opportunity to chat to staff and students and the tours will be available twice per month.
Each campus is tailored for the niche courses it has on offer. In Alness, Music and Sound Production students can enjoy making as much noise as possible in the insulated sound booths, without disrupting the Care students who are situated above them.
Courses delivered from Dornoch see students benefit from the experience of training at the Burghfield House Hotel – the college’s working training hotel and is also home to the UHI Centre for History which offers an abundance of History courses available to study online.
Within yards of Royal Dornoch golf course, lies Ross House which has a newly built Huxley Golf all-weather putting green and is home to the BA (Hons) Golf Management students.
In Halkirk, is the NHC Land-Based Centre of Excellence which boasts international indoor and outdoor arenas and was opened in 2013 by HRH Princess Anne. Equestrian and Gamekeeping students are currently situated here and will be joined by Veterinary Nursing students in September 2014.
In Thurso, the college’s fantastic Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre (ETEC) is a site well worth a visit. It is believed to be amongst the largest and best equipped of its type in the North of Scotland, providing approximately 3,600 square metres of purpose built engineering facilities, dedicated to the engineering and renewable energy sector.
Another infamous building in Thurso is college’s Centre for Energy and the Environment (CfEE) which is home to the Environmental Research Institute. The centre is a 21st century research, teaching, training and learning environment and contributes to the economic, environmental, social and cultural development of the region.
The Thurso campus also has a commercial training facility - the House of Morven, where students who are studying within the Service Industries section will gain real customer service experience in the salons and training restaurant.
The North Highland College UHI is a fantastic place to study and attracts students with many different interests. The majority of courses are very practical and hands on – so the surrounding area of wild, unspoiled Scottish scenery is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the great outdoors.
Centre For Energy at North Highland College, Thurso
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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.
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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.
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