Pre-start and Funding drop-ins


Our pre-start workshops are designed to help you feel ready for starting your studies, whether you've just finished school or are returning to education after a break.

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Summer Club

Summer Club


  • Tuesday July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th from 12 - 2pm
  • Tuesday August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th from 12 - 2pm

Our Summer Club welcomes both new and continuing students who would benefit from enhanced transitional support, including students from extra consideration groups such as neurodivergent, disabled and care experienced. Through this fun and friendly social opportunity, we aim to offer some structure, routine, and regular contact with our wellbeing staff, to reduce feelings of anxiety and isolation prior to participants commencing their college course.

This drop-in club will run every Tuesday throughout the summer, 12pm to 2pm, within The Bothy, our student support venue on campus. Every week, it will provide structured wellbeing activities, gaming, arts and crafts and a social opportunity for students.

The aims for the club are:

  • To help foster a sense of community amongst participants.
  • To help foster a sense of belonging to the college campus.
  • To provide structure to participants over the summer holiday break when normal routine is lost.
  • To upskill participants with mental wellbeing self-management skills.
  • To direct participants into additional support services when identified.
  • To signpost participants to community support and social opportunities within the local area.

There's no need to book, just come along to our main UHI Inverness campus and ask for The Bothy at reception. 

For more information or any queries please email:

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Preparing to Study Workshop

Preparing to Study Workshop


  • Monday 12th August, 3pm, in the Bothy – for Further Education Students
  • Tuesday 13th August, 3pm, online – for Higher Education students
  • Thursday 15th August, 10am, in The Bothy for Higher Education students
  • Friday 16th August, 10am, online – for Further Education students

* Further Education = courses at SQCF level 1 to 6

   Higher Education = courses at SCQF level 7 to 12

This 60-minute group workshop is packed with useful, must-know tips and tricks to kickstart your learning journey. With advice on how to manage your time, guidance on academic writing, and information on effective note-taking, this workshop will set you up with the skills required to be successful in your studies.  This workshop will be available to attend either online or face-to-face in The Bothy on campus.

To book, please email The Bothy, using the link below, with reference to which date you would like.

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Mentally Preparing for College 1-2-1

Mentally Preparing for College 1-2-1

This 45-minute personalised and private session will introduce you to different tools and techniques that you can use to look after yourself, stay mentally healthy during your studies, and make the most of your time as a student. Choose to do it online or in person at a mutually suitable time in July or August with our Wellbeing Officer, Claire Kilburn-Young.

Please use the link below to book or to find out more:

More information on preparing for student life can be found in this helpful guide: Student Minds resource 

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Drop-in Queries

Drop-in Queries

Learning Support Drop-in

If you are an applicant with a learning support consideration, medical condition, or disability, and would like to find out about our accessibility and support options, you can attend one of the weekly drop-in sessions hosted by our Learning Support team.

  • Every Monday between 1pm and 2pm, 1st July – 26th August (inclusive), within The Bothy.

This is an informal opportunity to visit our main campus and chat with one of our friendly Education Support Advisers without a prior appointment.

Alternatively, you can book an appointment by e-mailing the Learning Support team at

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Pre-start and Funding Drop-ins

Pre-start and Funding Drop-ins

Need help completing your funding application, accessing your timetables, enrolling and/or getting tech ready?

Staff including the funding team will be available at UHI Inverness on the following dates and times:-

  • Thursday 8th August, 10am to 12pm
  • Tuesday 13th August, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
  • Thursday 15th August, 10am to 12pm

Please report to the main reception.

Our Student Support Team can also help with funding enquiries. You can contact them by email on, call 01463 273 208, or drop in to our Student Support Centre between 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. 

For more information on funding, visit: Study - Funding (

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IT Information Desk - Pop-Up

IT Information Desk - Pop-Up

 IT Pop Up desk

Starting from the week commencing August 19th, our ICT team will be located in the atrium of our main Inverness campus, Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 4.00pm, for four weeks.

Need Wi-Fi help, password changes, digital laptop support, multi-factor authentication (MFA) setup, or have any IT questions? We've got you covered. 
Our team will be able to assist with all tech-related queries and concerns.

You can find them next to our Lochan cafe on the following dates:

  • Week commencing August 19th: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.00pm.
  • Week commencing August 26th: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.00pm.
  • Week commencing September 2nd: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.00pm.
  • Week commencing September 9th: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.00pm.

For all IT information, check out our dedicated landing page here: Tech Ready