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Your Inverness

Inverness is a great wee city, voted the happiest place to live in Scotland* and Britain’s most culture-rich city in 2019.** If you’re looking for the best of both – vibrant city life set within Scotland’s great outdoors - then Inverness is for you.

Culturally, we have lots to offer. You’ll find live music in Inverness every day of the week through its network of fantastic and highly diverse music venues, a growing grassroots comedy scene, and festivals galore celebrating the Highlands’ rich cultural heritage. Add to this a culinary offer which punches well above its weight with restaurants, bars and coffee shops to suit all budgets, it really is a special city.

As the capital of the Highlands, Inverness is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. As the start and end point for the North Coast 500, one of the UK’s must do experiences***, you’ll never be stuck for something to do, with unforgettable forest trails, beaches, lochs, glens and mountain ranges to explore.

Inverness is Scotland’s leading cycle city and you’ll find its network of lanes one of the best ways to experience everything this wee city has to offer. Just 150 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow, Inverness is well connected with regular bus and rail services and daily flights to cities across the UK.

*Rightmove’s Happy Home index, 2019
**Ticket Source, 2019
***Lonely Planet, 2019

Student Engagement

Inverness College UHI is committed to offering you great student experience, both within our campuses but also in the wider city of Inverness and the Highlands.

Our Student Engagement Officer works closely with the Highlands and Islands Students' Association in Inverness to help you enjoy your time here as a student, but also to promote opportunities to get involved and make your voice heard.

The Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA)

HISA represents all higher and further education students across the University of the Highlands and Islands and its 13 partners.

HISA is run by students, for students, and exists to make sure your student experience is the best it can be. The students' association can help you with setting up clubs, starting societies and organising events.