Information for new and returning students

Welcome content Martin Jones - Principal Argyll College UHI


As a new student, this is sure to be an exciting time for you, if you are a returning student – welcome back!

This Guidance Section will take you through everything you need to know and provide you with some useful information, to help make your start with us as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Please remember that there's always someone here to help so please do get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Martin Jones, Principal

Getting Started - student guide 2024

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Your online induction content

Your online induction

We’ve put together all the information you will need here on our website so that you can refer back to at any time.

You'll find information on things like funding; local support staff and you'll find out about what services you can access, and what standards we expect of you. You’ll meet your lecturers and get specific information on your course during a specific induction session - watch out in your emails for informtion on this.

Enrol online today! content

Enrol online today!

Have you enrolled yet? If not, do it as soon as possible. You must enrol online before you can access college services, apply for a bursary, and unlock your induction materials.

Go to, then log on by clicking Current Students & Staff Login.

Enter your username ( and password which was included in your offer letter.

Accessing Brightspace content

Accessing Brightspace

To log into Brightspace you will need:

Your unique student ID number and your password – you’ll find these in your offer letter or email.

You can access Brightspace via the Myday Portal or by using this link

MyDay student portal content

MyDay student portal

MyDay is your student portal featuring useful links to our learning platform Brightspace, your student email account, Library accounts and more. It also has really useful links to our policies, handbooks, exam information and contact details amongst other things. All of your useful links in one place. Login to myDay here.

Your UHI email content

Your UHI email

Your UHI email

Argyll College UHI uses Microsoft Outlook (through Microsoft Office 365) for email.

We will only use your student email address (rather than your personal email) to communicate with you so please make sure you familiarise yourself with this. Your email address will be your student ID number followed by ''.

Your password was contained in your offer letter. If you have forgotten your password you need to contact UHI ServiceDesk, they have an online chat service and you’ll need your student ID number handy.

You can access your UHI email in a number of different ways:

  • From a university or college PC via the Outlook client
  • Through a web browser on a computer, tablet or phone (using MyDay or by visiting
  • By downloading a free copy of Office 365 which includes Outlook
HISA content



HISA logo

As an Argyll College student, you are automatically a member of the Highlands and Islands Student Association who represents over 4000 students.

HISA is run by students, for students, we exist to make sure your student experience is the best it can be!

We want to ensure you have a strong and valued voice at your college and across UHI. Our team of Student Officers is elected by you, to represent your views from the classroom right up to the University Court!

HISA is also here to help you enjoy your time as a student - we can help you with setting up clubs, starting societies and organising events. HISA hosts many of our own events too, including Sports Day, Freshers, Student Elections, HISA Awards and Regional Council.

Filip Dabrowski is your elected 20/21 HISA Argyll Local Depute!

The role of the Local Depute is to make sure your views and ideas influence decisions where you study. The Local Depute works alongside your Class or Course Reps, to make sure your opinions and concerns are heard and will inform you about any changes taking place as a result of this.

Contact Filip

Totum card

TOTUM is the UK's #1 student discount card and app! It is the new name for the NUS extra student discount card and your TOTUM membership opens up a world of brilliant student discounts, offers and vouchers on your everyday essentials, must-have gear and luxury items.

In store and online, TOTUM puts over 250 UK student discounts right where you want them – in your pocket. And TOTUM is the only student discount platform endorsed by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Getting help content

Getting help

Getting help

We know you might be feeling nervous about starting your course, and we understand that there will be added pressures if you are working at home. Don’t worry – everyone is feeling the same way, and we have a team of support staff here to help you.

  • For general problems or questions: the best place to start is with your local centre staff. Centre staff may be working at home but you can still email or phone them during office hours.