Virtual tour of the new Inverness College UHI campus
In autumn 2015 Inverness College UHI will open its doors to students in its new location at Inverness Campus.
The new state of the art facility will provide an exciting range of further and higher education courses, alongside post-graduate opportunities and in work training. A purpose built research facility will assist the expansion of the existing nascent research base and offer facilities for PHD students. Inverness College UHI already offers a range of niche courses that attract students from far afield. The vision is to further expand the higher education offering with a focus on 'specialist' courses such as Forestry, Renewables, Aquaculture, Rural Studies and Architectural Technology.
Some 6500 students study a wide variety of qualifications from a national certificate to a post graduate degree through Inverness College UHI with a substantial number attending part-time or making use of distance learning facilities.
The new education building will be a key part of the community and as such will not only build links with local businesses but also will provide facilities for use by the general public.
UHI will also be providing teaching at the new shared premises on the Campus with courses linked to the research specialisms, such as gas and oil, teaching and learning, and rural health, which will also be housed in the building.
Student accommodation will be developed on site, along with an exciting mix of sports and recreational amenities, all located within an attractive, landscaped parkland setting. This will complement the offering of city centre student accommodation and offer a choice to students coming to live and study in Inverness.
The new building will replace the college’s two main campuses at Longman and Midmills with a single, high quality, modern and sustainable campus. Additionally, the redevelopment of the Scottish School of Forestry site at Balloch will be an important and significant step towards achieving the college’s mission of providing high quality learning and support for the people and the economic future of the Highlands and Islands.