Student stories


The most important part of UHI Argyll is our student community.

Discover the stories of our students and listen to them share their experiences of studying with us, and how our personalised approach to learning has helped them achieve their goals.

Lucy & Gemma - PGDE students content

Lucy & Gemma - PGDE students

Whether you’ve always dreamt of being a teacher, or simply have a passion for working with children and want to make a difference, the one year PGDE course will build your confidence and equip you with the qualifications needed to begin a rewarding career. 

Kirsty - Horticulture student content

Kirsty - Horticulture student

Kirsty began studying HNC Horticulture with an end goal in mind but since starting the course, it's widened her horizons to the many job opportunities available. What’s more, she’s now able to put her new practical skills to use in her own garden!

Mary & Lisa - Business and Admin students content

Mary & Lisa - Business and Admin students

Mary and Lisa were looking to get back to the world of work but needed to refresh their skills to meet the demands of the evolving job market. The course gives a well-rounded understanding of business, covering topics such as marketing, finance and IT.

Chrisna - Business, Marketing & Tourism student content

Chrisna - Business, Marketing & Tourism student

Chrisna was apprehensive when first starting her course. English was not her first language and she lacked confidence in her own abilities, but there's no stopping her now! She credits the relationship with her lecturer for her progress and taking things step-by-step.

Riona & Lauren - Beauty Care students content

Riona & Lauren - Beauty Care students

Starting something new can be daunting, especially when in a new environment with people you’ve never met. But Beauty students Riona & Lauren describe how their class became a wee family, as they developed strong friendships with their fellow classmates.

Morne - Maritime student content

Morne - Maritime student

Morne knew the school environment wasn’t right for him, but he aspired to go on to bigger things and keep learning. He discovered the Maritime Skills course and hasn’t looked back since, preferring the learning style of college and the trust his lecturers have in him.

Amethyst's story - Hairdressing student content

Amethyst's story - Hairdressing student

Amethyst is a mobile hairdresser with a difference! Hear about her journey studying with UHI Argyll, from learning the very basics to now being in a job she loves, which can take her anywhere - bike permitting!

Abi's story - Maritime content

Abi's story - Maritime

When lecturer Abi first stepped foot in college at the age of sixteen, little did she know a career on the high seas was ahead of her. Her career has taken her all over the world, but Abi now shares her skills and passion with young people who wish to follow in her footsteps, teaching on a number of our exciting maritime courses.

John - student wins national award content Close up of John Frace in front of his PC with Herald Awards logo overlaid

John - student wins national award

John was named "University Student who has made an Outstanding Contribution" at The Herald HE Awards, for his work creating a Covid tracking website - read full news story.