Educational Institutions News
The Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) is delighted to announce the voting in of a new Chair and Vice Chair. Megan Travers from Wick High School will be HYP's new Chair, and Dougal Masterson from Dingwall Academy will be HYP's new Vice Chair for 2023-24.
The Computing Science and Technical departments today visited Wick Airport where exciting, cutting-edge VTOL (vertical take off and landing) drones were being tested. The company, ARC Aerosystems, was testing their prototype cargo delivery drone at the airport.
Scotland's colleges are vital to learners and local communities. Risks to the college sector's financial sustainability have increased since we reported in 2022.
UHI North, West and Hebrides is celebrating its launch as Scotland's newest college following the merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland. UHI North, West and Hebrides will create an anchor institution connecting rural and island communities through distinctive education and research shaped by the culture, location, and landscapes of the North and West Highlands, Skye, and Outer Hebrides.
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A new course developed by UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland aims to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to enter the fast-growing and dynamic green economy industry. Starting this September, the HNC Wildlife and Conservation Management course will focus on important activities such as ecology and ecosystems, species and habitat monitoring, conservation, land management and sustainable wildlife management.
Keen young flyers from Thurso have been discovering the science of flight in the latest education programme led by the Science Skills Academy (SSA). SSA, the pioneering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) organisation, is delivering flight simulator sessions across Caithness and Sutherland as part of a new Newton module called ‘Up in the Air with Numbers'.
A waste wood product which can improve water quality has been named as the ‘Innovation of the Year' at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. Developed through a collaboration between researchers at UHI North Highland's Environmental Research Institute and Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC, the ‘biochar' is produced by baking waste wood.
At the end of last year, the boards of management at UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland formally approved the merger proposal and business case, which will see them come together to form UHI North, West and Hebrides from 1 August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. Merger requires approval by Scottish Ministers under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992.
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Wick and Thurso High schools will be closed to pupils on Wednesday 11th January 2023 due to industrial action taken by members of the EIS and SSTA teaching unions. Other schools may also be affected so parents and guardians should check before sending children off to school..
From Wick High School. We are please to announce that the school recently gained a Bronze award as part of the SCQF School Ambassador Programme.
A NEW college for the North and West Highlands and Outer Hebrides will be known as UHI North, West and Hebrides when three UHI colleges merge. Last month the boards of management at UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland formally approved the merger proposal and business case, which will see them come together as a single UHI college from August 2023, pending Scottish Government approval.
Highland schools have made significant progress in improving their attainment outcomes for senior phase SQA results over the last 5 years. Education Chair, Cllr John Finlayson said: "We welcome the positive attainment outcomes covered in the report and further highlighted by the attainment presentation at committee.
18 November 2022 Dear Parent/Carer Industrial Action -Teaching Unions You may be aware from coverage in the media, that the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and the Association of Head Teacher and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS) unions have indicated their intention to take strike action on Thursday 24 November 2022. This action is part of a national dispute regarding pay.
Boards of management vote in favour of college merger Bùird rianachd a' bhòtadh airson co-aonadh cholaistean. The boards of management at UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have voted unanimously in favour of merger.
Our first ‘Ask ERI' Environmental Research Institute, Thurso external seminar will be held on Wednesday 16th November at 6.00 pm. The ‘Ask ERI..
Following on from a routine site inspection, Structural Engineers identified potential concerns in relation to the condition of the concrete frame in the 3 storey, 1960s extension block. The recommendation from the Structural Engineers is to close the 3 storey block until further assessment is carried out.
UHI has appointed Vicki Nairn as Interim Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Vicki joined UHI as Vice-Principal Operations from Robert Gordon University where she held the roles of Vice Principal Corporate Operations, leading the development, delivery and implementation of corporate, financial, commercial and resource strategies.
There's still time to have your say on the proposed merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland as the 10-week public consultation enters its final weeks. This exciting new strategic partnership would create an anchor institution of scale and impact within UHI, and the region, supporting 9000 students and 600 staff in 19 rural and island campus locations across the north of Scotland.