Student Support Services

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We know studying can be tough and sometimes you are not sure where to turn. We have a number of dedicated support staff on hand to provide help and advice throughout your time with us.

From course information to student funding advice and general support during your studies, our Student Support Team are here for you and provide a drop-in service during normal College opening hours. 

Our Student Support Centre is open for limited dates over the summer for face to face appointments on course information, funding and general enquiries. To book an appointment, please email the team or telephone 01463 273208 and leave a message and someone will get back to you. 

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Personal Development Advisors (PDAs) and Personal Academic Tutors (PATs)

As an Inverness College UHI student, you will either be assigned a Personal Development Advisor (PDA) or Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) depending on the SCQF level of your course.

PDAs support Further Education students (SCQF level 1 to 6) and PATs support Higher Education students (SCQF level 7 to 12).

The PDA or PAT will ensure you have all the help and support you need to be successful in your studies. They will be your first point of contact should you need any support, and if they can't help directly, they will ensure you have access to the right specialist support service within the college. 

Meet Eilidh Morrison, one of our PDAs:

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Students with additional support needs

Students with additional support needs

You may need  if you have a condition or learning difficulty which sometimes challenges your studies. Our trained teams are proficient in dealing with a wide variety of needs and are happy to discuss these with you at any point. It is always best to tell us in advance of you starting your course with us so we can provide the best level of care.

Support is also available for British Sign Language users.

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Our  incorporate Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mental Health Support, and Psychoeducational Workshops into our service.  Our qualified staff and trainees offer appointments, workshops and group sessions to students.

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Support for care experienced or students who require extra consideration

Support for care experienced or students who require extra consideration

If you would like support with taking the step from school to college, then we can help with this too. We have a dedicated transitions coordinator to help students who are care leavers or carers. 

For further information email transition.ic@uhi.ac.uk

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Support for student carers

Support for student carers

We recognise that starting college can be challenging, particularly if you are a carer who is managing caring responsibilities alongside your studies. We have a dedicated transitions coordinator to help students who are care leavers or carers. 

For further information email transition.ic@uhi.ac.uk

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Resilience toolkit

Resilience toolkit

Many of us are struggling to maintain our mental wellbeing during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Our resilience toolkit has tips to help you cope, including ways to support yourself and others.

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Study skills

Study skills

Staff are available to help you develop your study skills whilst you are at Inverness College UHI. This includes help with:

  • Essay writing;
  • Report writing;
  • Presentations;
  • Assignment writing;
  • Making notes;
  • Time management;
  • Revisions and exams;
  • Referencing;
  • Help with reading, writing, numeracy;
  • Maths

Contact the Student Support Team.