Information for Applicants FAQs

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If you haven't yet applied for your courseplease do so as soon as possible. If you'd like to speak to someone before submitting your application you can contact us by email at ACadmissions@uhi.ac.uk 

If you cannot find the information you need in the answers below please contact us and we'll do our best to help.

What days or times of the week will the course run? content

What days or times of the week will the course run?

What days or times of the week will the course run?

Most full-time courses will require you to participate in connected learning for around 3 days per week. Connected learning is when you learn together with lecturers, students, and others. Connected learning happens at a scheduled time in a practical workshop, an online-classroom, a studio, a specialist classroom, the workplace or in the outdoors.

Even if you are asked to join classes from home, you need to make sure you've joined your class at the days and times required.

Do you have a timetable for my course yet? content

Do you have a timetable for my course yet?

Do you have a timetable for my course yet?

Your course timetable will be made available to you during your online induction. If you are having issues accessing your timetable please contact your lecturer in the first instance.

For term timetables please see further details here.

When do you expect course to start this year? Do we have a start date? content

When do you expect course to start this year? Do we have a start date?

When do you expect course to start this year? Do we have a start date?

Most FE courses (SCQF level 6 and below) are due to start during the week of Monday 30th August and your course induction will take place during this week.

HE courses (SCQF Level 7 and above)  will start week commencing 6th September, with online induction available from 30th August.

Our admissions team will soon be sending information about induction and course start dates. Please check your email.

The course I’m interested in has a large element of practical activity – how is that going to work this year? content

The course I’m interested in has a large element of practical activity – how is that going to work this year?

The course I’m interested in has a large element of practical activity – how is that going to work this year?

We will continue to follow Government guidelines which state that at the moment, we can have limited on campus learning where this is a priority.

From Septemebr 2021, priority access to centres will continue to be for anyone undertaking a practical activity, however, we'll be working to ensure that all students do get to spend time in centres and receive in-person support.

 

My course includes a work placement – will that go ahead? content

My course includes a work placement – will that go ahead?

My course includes a work placement – will that go ahead?

We will continue to work closely with our providers to keep students safe in line with current guidance, while gaining the necessary skills.

At the moment we are planning for all workplacement to go ahead. This may change at short notice if Scottish Government guidance changes.

I don’t have great IT skills but I want to study remotely – what support will I get to understand how to access my course/learn this way? content

I don’t have great IT skills but I want to study remotely – what support will I get to understand how to access my course/learn this way?

I don’t have great IT skills but I want to study remotely – what support will I get to understand how to access my course/learn this way?

Don’t let your IT skills, equipment or slow broadband stop you – speak to us about anything you think might stand in your way, we may be able to help.

We expect ALL of our students will need some support and help in getting started. 

If you think you will have difficulty working from home because of poor connectivity, IT issues or lack of suitable equipment, you should get in touch with your local centre staff.  We’ll do everything we can to ensure that you are well placed to join your course remotely, until such times as we can welcome all students back into centres. You’ll find contact details for your local centre here

Will I need my own laptop or pc to access my course if study is going to be at home? content

Will I need my own laptop or pc to access my course if study is going to be at home?

Will I need my own laptop or pc to access my course if study is going to be at home?

We’re asking most students to join at least some online class from home in 2021. Generally, this means you’ll need to have :

  • access to the internet (2MB upload and download speed)
  • a device with camera and microphone - this could be a tablet, PC, or laptop.

Please note that Chromebooks do not currently work with UHI software and services, and we don’t recommend using a smart phone to join online classes.

You can find more information about what equipment you should have here.

If you think you will have difficulty working from home because of poor connectivity, IT issues or lack of suitable equipment, you you should get in touch with your local centre staff.  We’ll do everything we can to ensure that you are well placed to join your course remotely, for example, we may be able to provide you with a laptop or ensure you are able to come into your local centre to join your class.

You’ll find contact details for your local centre here

I don’t have a strong internet connection at home, how will this affect my study and can college help? content

I don’t have a strong internet connection at home, how will this affect my study and can college help?

I don’t have a strong internet connection at home, how will this affect my study and can college help?

We will work with you to explore how that can be addressed  and to support you in accessing what is required for your studies. If you would like to speak to someone in more detail about this please contact us on ACadmissions@uhi.ac.uk

Broadband Connection - You should have a minimum 2MB download speed and 2MB upload speed, which would class as a standard quality connection for accessing UHI services. Use our broadband speed checker to assess the speed of your home broadband or mobile data connection. To get accurate results, make sure you're not using your internet connection for anything else while the test runs, such as Wi-Fi connections on Mobile phones, smart speakers, Sky boxes etc. All of these will affect your connection.

Will I be tested for Covid-19 before coming onto the college campus? content

Will I be tested for Covid-19 before coming onto the college campus?

Will I be tested for Covid-19 before coming onto the college campus?

Testing is voluntary. You will not be prevented from coming into college if you do not wish to participate.

All staff and students who are present in centres are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and to undertake 2 lateral flow tests (LFT) per week. Test Kits are available from your local centre manager. if your LFT result is positive, you should book a PCR test and self-isolate until a negative PCR result is obtained.

NB It is important to note that this regular testing is only for individuals without symptoms. Those with symptoms must continue to follow the usual guidance. They must self-isolate and book a PCR test at a test centre or via a home test kit at the earliest opportunity. People with symptoms must not rely on a negative LFD result to continue to attend college/HEI.