Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Applicants

Are you still accepting applications for the 2020/21 academic year? content

Are you still accepting applications for the 2020/21 academic year?

Are you still accepting applications for the 2020/21 academic year?

Yes, you can apply now via our course pages. Our admissions department continue to accept process applications and we look forward to welcoming new students in the new academic year.

We're preparing to start our autumn term as planned, with Further Education students (SCQF Level 1-6 courses) starting on w/c 31st August, and Higher Education students (SCQF Level 7+ courses) starting on 7th September, unless otherwise notified.

I am worried about exam results and how this will affect my offer .... content

I am worried about exam results and how this will affect my offer ....

I am worried about exam results and how this will affect my offer ....

Whilst we recognise that this is a time of uncertainty for many awaiting results, potential applicants can rest assured that we will consider all appropriate evidence 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.

We will be as flexible as we can where applicants are not able to meet the conditions of their offers in the way they expected, or at the time they expected. We are in a unique position to be able to offer our applicants a range of access options to suit their circumstances.

If you have any questions once you receive your exam results, our Student Support Team can provide advice and guidance.

Are you holding interviews? content

Are you holding interviews?

Are you holding interviews?

Face to face interviews have been suspended for applicants and, in most cases, we will be making decisions based on paper application only. In a small number of cases, a portfolio of work/ interview may be necessary and, if so, this will be facilitated online.

How do I accept an offer? content

How do I accept an offer?

How do I accept an offer?

Confirm acceptance of your place (if not already done so)  by text to 07950080611, stating OFFER, followed by a space (this is essential) then your NAME, APPLICANT NO: <<STU_CODE>>, COURSE TITLE and ACCEPT.  If you have decided to withdraw your application, please follow the above steps and enter DECLINE instead of ACCEPT.   If you have any questions, please email admissions.ic@uhi.ac.uk.

You will receive several emails from our admissions department in the run up to starting your course, covering funding, support, arrangements for starting and information on induction.

Can I still apply for funding? content

Can I still apply for funding?

Can I still apply for funding?

Students studying Further Education (SCQF level 1 to 6) programmes can apply for funding via the Student Hub after they accept their offer.

Students studing Higher Education (SCQF level 7-12) programmes should apply for funding to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) as soon as possible.

For more information visit: https://www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/studying-at-ic/funding/

Can I still apply for student accommodation? content

Can I still apply for student accommodation?

Can I still apply for student accommodation?

Yes, our accommodation providers Cityheart are accepting applications for the start of the 2020/21 academic year. For further information, visit: https://www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/students/accommodation/

Will courses run as normal from the autumn? content

Will courses run as normal from the autumn?

Will courses run as normal from the autumn?

COVID-19 related restrictions are still in place and we are planning our delivery next session in line with Scottish Government guidance. We are working hard to ensure we can fully open our campus buildings as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. Meantime, we have had to make some temporary adjustments to most of our course delivery plans for the start of the academic year. These arrangements are under constant review as the guidance changes, so please look out for further updates and information between now and the start of your course.

Students can find out how their course will be delivered in Semester 1 here:

Further education courses (SCQF level 1 to 6)

Higher education courses (SCQF level 7 to 12)

The arrangements in place at the start of your course will be further explained at your remote 'Meet and Greet' sessions (please check your email for invite details). These will take place:

  • Further education students - remote 'meet and greet' will take place w/c 24th August - with classes starting w/c 31st August
  • Higher education students - remote 'meet and greet' will take place w/c 31st August - with classes starting w/c 7th September

 

 

 

 

When will the campus reopen and what Covid-19 precautions will be in place? content

When will the campus reopen and what Covid-19 precautions will be in place?

When will the campus reopen and what Covid-19 precautions will be in place?

Our campus buildings remain temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They will reopen on Monday 24t August in line with Scottish Government guidance. To begin with, the re-opening will be limited to identified staff and students only but we are working hard to ensure we can fully open our campus buildings as soon as it possible and safe to do so.

Covid-19 related restrictions remain in place so we've had to make some temporary adjustments to most of our course delivery plans for the start of the academic year. These arrangements are under constant review as the guidance changes, so please look out for further updates and information between now and the start of your course.

You can check delivery arrangements for your course in Semester 1 here:

Further education courses (SCQF level 1 to 6)

Higher education courses (SCQF level 7 to 12)

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for you. We want you to feel safe, happy and confident about accessing our facilities, so we've introduced some changes on campus over the summer period to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing.

If you are returning to study on campus, per the above delivery arrangements, please read our Student Guide: Return to Campus, which sets out the changes we've made in our buildings to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing.

We will continue and review these safety precautions in line with current advice from the Scottish Government.

What if I am shielding? content

What if I am shielding?

What if I am shielding?

Any student who is shielding should continue to follow Scottish Government advice. Please speak to our student support team so we can support you to start/continue your studies.

Do I need to have a computer and internet access at home to study this year? content

Do I need to have a computer and internet access at home to study this year?

Do I need to have a computer and internet access at home to study this year?

Covid-19 related restrictions mean we have had to make some temporary adjustments to most of our course delivery plans for the start of the academic year. These arrangements are under constant review as the guidance changes, so please look out for further updates and information between now and the start of your course.

Depending on the delivery arrangements for your course, you may be required to attend some of our timetabled lecturers and other sessions remotely via a computer until we can get you safely onto campus to deliver your course face to face.

Please speak to your PDA or PAT if you are having difficulties with ICT, and accessing material remotely.

When will I find out about induction? content

When will I find out about induction?

When will I find out about induction?

Your induction will begin with a remote 'meet and greet' session.

This is a short introductory session to meet with the course team and the other students on your course remotely.

You'll also hear more about delivery arrangements and changes we've made on campus. Further induction information will follow therafter.

  • Further education students - remote 'meet and greet' will take place w/c 24th August - with classes starting w/c 31st August
  • Higher education students - remote 'meet and greet' will take place w/c 31st August - with classes starting w/c 7th September

You will be sent further information by email about your meet and greet in August.

When will I receive my course timetable? content

When will I receive my course timetable?

When will I receive my course timetable?

Course timetables are now available here.

Course handbooks for further education programmes will also be available on the website shortly.

Course handbooks for higher education programmes will be distributed by programmes leaders during your induction.

Please note, course timetables may be subject to change.

Where can I access support? content

Where can I access support?

Where can I access support?

If you have questions regarding your application or delivery arrangements for the start of semester one, please contact our admissions team.

If you have a question regarding starting your course, induction, funding, or support available to you, please contact our student support team.