Open Days


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Join us on Wednesday 1st June!

We’re excited to welcome you back to our centres to speak to our friendly staff at our Open Day on Wednesday 1st June.

We'll have a number of in-person and online events, including a range of fun, interactive taster sessions for some of our courses! Joining us online, or at one of our centres is a great way to: 

  • Chat to our friendly and knowledgeable staff to find out about the wide range of courses we offer
  • Hear about student life and studying at UHI Argyll
  • Get help with your application
  • Learn more about funding, financial and student support

Open Day Sessions and Taster Workshops 

More information about our sessions and details of how to book coming soon! 

Time & LocationSession

1.45pm - 2.30pm 


Studying at UHI Argyll: What to Expect 

Find out everything you need to know - from who we are and where we're based, to how you'll learn, and the support available to you during your studies. If you've previously studied at a college or university and are returning to education then this session will still be useful to you.

Led by Centre Managers Theresa and Jackie, there will be lots of opportunity for you to ask us about anything you'd like to know about UHI Argyll. Join from home or come into your nearest centre to link in and meet your own local support staff.

2pm - 3pm


Play in practice – what does learning look like?

This highly interactive and hands-on session will be led by Childhood Practice lecturer Kerry and will investigate how you can use everyday items to promote learning and development in young children. Work along with us using the resources we’ll provide for you in your local centre, to consider numeracy, literacy and motor skills.

If you can’t make it to your local centre and would like to join from home or your school location, we can provide a list of what you’ll need to join in with the activities.

We’ll also have plenty of time to answer any questions you may have about our childhood practice courses, work placements, studying with us, or career opportunities in the early education sector.

2.45pm - 3.30pm


What Learning Support can I Expect?

Early identification of your support needs will greatly improve your chances of success. 

In this session we will talk about some of the support we can provide such as support for dyslexia, ADD, mental health and wellbeing.  We will also cover how we get your support plan in place and take a look at applying for Disabled Student Allowance if relevant. There will be time for Q&A and we can also arrange a 1-2-1 follow up session with you if you'd like to speak in confidence to us.

3pm - 5pm

Oban Sailing Club 

Maritime Skills 

Ever thought about a career on the water or in marine tourism? Come along to our hands-on taster sessions and find out if our full-time Maritime Skills course is right for you.

Meet our staff, learn about the course, and try your hand at the helm of our RHIB on a spin around Oban Bay. Places are limited and we can only accommodate 3 people at any one time.


3pm - 4pm




Thinking about a career in hairdressing? Come along to our college salon to try your hand at a variety of techniques!

Join lecturer Sarah, and some of our current students as they guide you through the process of creating the perfect braids, plaits and curls, and teach you the secret behind creating the super slick, straight look and bouncy blowdry. 

4pm - 4.45pm


Computing: Digital Gaming Workshop 

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to bring you favourite computer game to your screen? Come along to our virtual workshop and find out! 

Lecturer Les will take you through the step-by-step process of creating a classic computer game from scratch, adding characters, commands, and prizes and introduce you to basic game design software you can play around with at home.

4pm - 4.45pm


Whose Headline is it Anyway?

In this session lecturer Liz will explore how our Business Courses link to the real world. Using a quiz and discussion based around media headlines we’ll look at how these are relevant to the variety of business modules, and the topics covered during full time study.

You’ll experience our virtual learning environment and see how interactive our online classroom is.

4pm - 5pm 


Professional Cookery: Food Presentation 

Get a taste of life in a professional kitchen and learn how to decorate a range of dishes. 

Our Catering, Hospitality & Tourism Curriculum Lead Chris, will demonstrate a range of techniques and share tips of how to plate up like a pro, before letting you have a go yourself. You'll have the chance to decorate some simple pre-made dishes including soups, starters, mains and desserts.

4pm - 5pm


Introduction to Health and Social care

Join us for an interactive session with our Health and Social care lecturers as they chat about our short six week Level 5 Introduction to a Career in Social Care course.

This event can be attended either from one of our centres in Argyll or from home online.

4pm - 7pm

Lochgilphead, CERC


Creative Arts Exhibition and Demonstrations

Drop-in anytime between 4pm and 7pm to join us for a look at the wide variety of media and techniques covered in our full-time creative arts courses.


You can view the work of previous students and get some hands-on experience of the tools and media we use, including watercolour, acrylics, pencils, lino printmaking, screen printing and clay.

Our lecturers will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and answer any questions you may have about the courses.


5pm - 5.30pm



Funding your studies: Further Education 

If the course want to apply for is at SCQF Levels 4, 5 or 6 come along to this session and learn about what funding is available for you. We can tell you about bursary and EMA funding, childcare and travel allowances, and explain what hardship funds are in place for those who need extra help. If you are care experienced, there may be additional funding to help you into full time education. 

This is an interactive session and there will be an opportunity for you to ask us your questions.

6pm - 6.30pm


Funding your studies: Higher Education 

If the course you are considering is at SCQF Level 7 or above, that’s HNCs, HNDs and Degrees, we can explain how to apply for your SAAS funding. You’ll need to apply for course fees, student loan (if you wish) and we can also explain what bursary funding may be available.

This is an interactive session and there will be an opportunity for you to ask us your questions.

6pm - 7pm 


SWAP Access to Nursing 

This course is for adult returners who would like to train as a nurse but lack the necessary qualifications.

Lecturers Linda and Margaret will lead this interactive session, introducing you to the core principles of nursing and the qualities and skills you'll need to succeed. You'll have the chance to try using our virtual interactive whiteboards and test your knowledge with a Blockbuster style quiz! 

Have you got  more questions?

Discover more about how to apply, what you can study, the support available, and where UHI Argyll could take you by clicking the links below. 

Horticulture courses at Argyll College UHI. content

Horticulture courses at Argyll College UHI.

Find out more about our Horticulture courses right on our subjects page

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Maritime Skills at Argyll College UHI

Find out more about our Maritime course here

Early Education courses at Argyll College UHI. A chat with tutor Kerry content

Early Education courses at Argyll College UHI. A chat with tutor Kerry

Find out more about our Education courses right here

Computing & Digital Media courses at Argyll College UHI. A chat with tutor Sam and Les. content

Computing & Digital Media courses at Argyll College UHI. A chat with tutor Sam and Les.

Find out more about our Computing & Digital Media courses right here