Inverness College UHI is welcoming more students back to campus, with a full return to ‘normal’ planned
Inverness College UHI is making a full return to pre-pandemic levels of face-to-face teaching as it continues to safely welcome more students onto campus.
It is great news for students looking to start a course after the summer break and a welcome return to more normal times for the college, which had to move some of its classes to remote delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the same time, the college is keen to ensure the option of flexibility offered by remote delivery is maintained if this is preferred by some students.
Applications are now open for part-time and full-time courses starting late August and September.
Ruth McFadyen, President of the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) in Inverness, said: “It’s great to see so many students back on campus and we look forward to seeing many more as we move towards Easter and beyond. We appreciate the last two years have been a difficult time for students and staff alike, and that studying face to face may be more challenging for some. We are pleased to see the college is looking at flexible delivery options and a high level of support to ensure everyone feels safe and happy to be back on campus.”
Support for students’ health and wellbeing remains a top priority for the college, with demand for mental health support increasing throughout the pandemic.
The college has a dedicated student support team on campus, with every student assigned a designated member of staff to support them during their student journey.
Many people feel anxious about going to college or university, so Inverness College UHI offers specialist transitions support to help students in the pre-start period and early into their student journey. The college provides a high level of support to help students settle in, including a package of tailored support for care experienced young people.
Tailored learning support as well as 24/7 access to mental health and wellbeing support is also available to students. Counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy is also available to students.
On top of this, the college runs regular drop-ins and workshops throughout the week to help students with study skills, motivation and focus, coping with anxiety, low mood and coping strategies.
Lindsay Snodgrass, Assistant Principal – Student Experience & Quality, said: “We recognise that going to college or university is about more than just a qualification. Our students are looking for the best learning and teaching experience; a social experience where they can make new friends and have fun; and full support, so they have the confidence and skills to make the transition from where they are now to where they want to be in the future.
“It’s clear we need to adapt to live with Covid-19 and we are delighted to be in a position where we have increased face to face teaching on site for our current students and are planning positively for a new academic year and return to a more normal way of working and learning. We’re really excited about the post pandemic phase which we’re now beginning to move into.”
Inverness College UHI offers a range of learning opportunities including further education courses and apprenticeships through to undergraduate and postgraduate study. This includes:
- Senior phase courses for secondary school pupils
- Nationals and Highers
- Access courses
- HNCs, HNDs and degrees
- Postgraduate qualifications
- CPD modules and short courses
Courses are delivered in a variety of ways, from face-to-face on campus, remote (where students attend a timetabled class with a lecturer online) and online (where students study at a time and place to suit them), with options for full-time and part-time study.
Applications are now open for courses starting in late August/September 2022.
You can find out more about courses, support and funding available at the Inverness College UHI Open Evening on Tuesday, 1 March, 5pm to 7pm at Inverness Campus. Employers will also be in attendance to promote apprenticeship opportunities and careers in their sectors.
You can also contact the college directly if you have any questions about courses, funding and support.
- Drop-in: The Student Support Centre, Inverness College UHI, Inverness Campus, is open 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, for anyone who wants to chat about studying
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 01463 273 208.