Member reviews of University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Anndee's avatar by Anndee on 19th September 2015
    Overall:
    Absolutely perfect
    University:
    Nice community, was helped when fell ill
    Course:
    Very small seminar groups, high quality, very research-focused, timetable adapted to students' needs, staff always available at short notice for questions
    Location:
    Orkney is absolutely breathtaking
    Accommodation:
    Very affordable, at walking distance
    Settling in:
    Instantly felt accepted and at home
  • hobbsblogsnow's avatar by hobbsblogsnow on 2nd October 2015
    Overall:
    Low, would not recommend unless you live in the area and don't want to leave home.
    University:
    Not very near to any shops. There are none on campus, and most students have taken to crossing a dual carriageway to get to the nearest set. Town is fine, but nightlife is very poor indeed.
    Course:
    Shoddy organisation, new campus hasn't been thought about: we have 1 and 1/2 rooms for 5 classes of 15-20 students each! It's location is difficult to get to. They changed the course - I originally signed up for a HND, but they changed it at the end of my 1st year, too late for anyone to apply elsewhere, into a degree course.
    Location:
    It's pretty, but it's a hassle if you don't live nearby. I commute 45-60mins in my car, but it's just as annoying to go by train, as the station's in the town centre, and the buses running to the campus are public, and often already full. Walking is another 30ish minutes from town, so it's not the most easily accessible.
    Accommodation:
    Pretty sure there is none, though they may be building some
    Settling in:
    In the old campus I felt fine. In the new campus, the drama students are ostracised due to our 'weirdness'. We aren't allowed to eat or drink anywhere besides the 2 canteens (both too small for the faculty numbers) and often get a row from staff members for doing so.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    I gave 4 star because I am really enjoying my time at the Highlands and Highland Uni
    University:
    There are lots of shops, one big public library plus the campus library, lots of gyms, and clubs and societies
    Course:
    The course is well structured and the lecturers are all very prepared and ready to help you every time you need it.
    Location:
    The campus is only 10 mins by bus from the city center and 20/30 mins walk. Perth is a nice, reasonable big town
    Accommodation:
    They are a little bit overpriced
    Settling in:
    I settled in a short period of time thanks to my fellow students, lecturers and all the people that are there to help you
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Good if you like going out and getting drunk or sitting around doing nothing
    University:
    Nothing to do but go to the two local pubs
    Course:
    First semester is no work. Nothing to do always bored. Second semester is your 120 credits with six exams during May.
    Location:
    It's in the middle of nowhere
    Accommodation:
    Its alright and cheap although the catering leaves much to be desired
    Settling in:
    Loads to do for freshers week...a month in nothing happens anymore
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Its a university built around you. The time-tables are flexible, the work and content of the modules are both structured and well planned out. The lectures can be a pain to attend sometimes, but the content of them are very interesting and engaging.
    University:
    Univeristy life here is not that good because of the area and generally, the amount of people attending the uni. There are plenty of pubs and socialising areas. However, there is just not enough to offer around Kirkwall and not enough facilities for young students to meet up in.
    Course:
    The course structure and material are interesting and well presented. The quality of teaching and lecture notes are decent, however, the lectures could be more evenly spread out.
    Location:
    It's ideal because its close to the town centre, a bus stop is near by and its situated around accommodation areas, the school and around other areas of importance like the ferries.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation around Orkney is generally good but there should be better links with the University for accommodation in relation to student housing.
    Settling in:
    I suppose its because I commute to the university and do most of my work from home.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Top marks, very organised and tutors couldn't be more helpful even with stupid questions and easy mistakes.
    University:
    It's difficult to join clubs and societies when doing a degree online so don't get the whole student life experience.
    Course:
    Doing the course online can be a bit confusing and difficult to plan times.
    Location:
    Campus is in Perth but is quite far out from city centre compared to my hometown uni of dundee and abertay which are right in the city centre of dundee.
    Accommodation:
    Don't stay in student acc but it looks nice and reasonably priced.
    Settling in:
    Tutors are extremely helpful and understanding.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    If you want a student life, UHI is not for you.
    University:
    I do not feel like I am at university, I feel like I am in primary school
    Course:
    Quality of teaching and lectures is quite poor and the VC is a terrible way to learn.
    Location:
    Quite central
    Accommodation:
    The university does not provide accommodation
    Settling in:
    It took me about a year and a half but now I love living in Inverness and I feel at home
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    Good if you want to save money or if this is your only option. Tutors are very friendly and will often give up their free time to teach you more and often give you their mobile numbers of out of hours help
    University:
    There is none
    Course:
    Its good, some of the topic, software and other things we learned or did are out of date.
    Location:
    The campus' are spread out over a large area
    Accommodation:
    There is no accommodation
    Settling in:
    I did the course from home

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