Virtual Open Week

Inverness College UHI hosts its first Virtual Open Week

Inverness College UHI will hold its first Virtual Open Week amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Potential applicants will have the opportunity to connect with lecturers from the comfort of their own home during the Virtual Open Week, which runs Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May.

As well as one to one virtual meetings with lecturers and support staff, potential applicants can explore a 360 virtual tour of the College’s main campus, find out about the range of courses starting this September and learn more about applying, funding available, and student support.

The Virtual Open Week replaces a scheduled Open Evening, which had to be postponed due to the ongoing public health crisis.

The University of the Highlands and Islands partnership is renowned for its use of online learning technologies and has been well placed to respond to the challenges of Covid-19, with many staff, particularly at degree and postgraduate level, routinely delivering elements of course content virtually.

Professor Chris O’Neil, Principal of Inverness College UHI, said: “Whilst the current Covid-19 pandemic means our buildings are temporarily closed, we remain very much open in terms of supporting our students and we continue to teach them remotely, whilst serving the needs of our employer partners and communities. Our admissions department continues to process applications for the start of the next academic year, and, whilst we recognise that this is a time of uncertainty for many awaiting results, potential applicants can be rest assured that we will  consider all appropriate evidence provided to ensure applicants are not disadvantaged by Covid-19 and have an opportunity to come and study with us at a level and on a course to suit their circumstances and aspirations.”

He continued: “As we go forward, we hope to develop more online events with the aim of ensuring future learners continue to have access to staff to guide and inform their applications for courses in September.”

For more information and to register for a one to one virtual chat with a lecturer, visit