We hope that you are excited about starting your course and looking forward to the challenge. The first few weeks of study are important. This page will provide all the information you need to hit the ground running and what to expect from your induction.

Students studying

Induction – what to expect

You’ll receive induction information in July, inviting you to attend an enrolment session during w/c 27th August or 3rd September. For January starts, you'll receive this information in December. If you have not received details regarding your induction date/time, please contact

At this induction session, you will be:

  • Introduced to your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), who will provide you with academic support throughout the duration of your studies. Your PAT is your key point of contact and is there to help you succeed in your studies and will signpost you to any support you require;
  • Be invited to enrol if you have not done so online. If you haven't done this, visit the 'Before You Arrive' section of this website to find out how to enrol online.
  • Receive your student identification card (you will get your photograph taken so be prepared!);
  • You will be introduced to SkillZone - our one stop shop for study skills - where you can apply for a student parking permit during your enrolment day, if required.
  • Your PAT will outline the content of your course, signpost you to where to find your course handbook, and introduce you to key staff relevant to your study. Timetables are issued with induction information. Speak to your PAT if you have not received a timetable.
  • You will be made familiar with our campus and where to find everything.

We also recommend familiarising yourself with our essential study skills guide.

ICT Support – what you need to do

Watch this video to find out how to login on to our computers, access Wi-Fi, find the MyDay student portal – a one stop shop for all student related information – and use the printers/photocopiers.

We recommend setting up OneDrive for Students, which gives you 1TB of cloud storage for saving your documents. Guidance is available here.

We recommend students download the ‘myday’ student portal smart phone app.

My day student portal screenshot

This can be download via iTunes or Google Play

Login via your user ID ( and password. This will give you access to the student portal at home, including your email and calendar.

You may find the following tiles on the myday student portal useful:

  • Servicedesk
  • Parking permits
  • e-Pay
  • Mobile print
  • Food and beverage feedback
  • UHI Records

Please contact our ICT Team if you are having difficulties with any of the above.


Courses at Inverness College UHI range from those delivered completely face to face to those that are delivered 100 per cent only. Most lie somewhere in between, with several different formats used to deliver the course. This is commonly referred to as blended learning.

During your studies, you will use Blackboard – our Virtual Learning Environment. Your PAT will introduce you to Blackboard. Login using your user ID ( and password.

This is where you will find additional induction information, including campus maps, opening hours, information on the Highlands and Islands Students Association and our academic calendar.

Blackboard is also used by many teaching staff to upload course information for students. It also highlights areas where we can offer you support.