Situated in the centre of the thriving market town of Dingwall, HTC UHI is one of the smaller colleges within the university partnership. Due to its size there is an excellent relationship between students and staff. Worship is an integral part of college life and is encouraged but not obligatory.
providing opportunities to study the Christian faith in an evangelical, Reformed, non-denominational context.
If you are really interested in a subject and wish to study it rigorously while being able to stay at home, this university offers a wide range of good quality subjects which are easily accessible. I studied the BA (Hons) Social Sciences at Inverness College UHI, from 2008 to 2011. During that time I enjoyed a spell as President of the university's Christian Union and I am now here again studying theology. The fact that I can stay at home and study is the main reason I chose this university.
Mark Boag, BA (Hons) Theological Studies student
My favourite aspect of the course is the week-to-week work. We’re given a list of tasks – books and articles to read, lectures to watch, sometimes even music to listen to – relating to the theme that week, to do before we discuss this in our seminar. I love doing the research for the history essays and becoming absorbed in the question, deciding how to argue my point and pushing myself to try and do better each time. Everything is flexible in this university: location, access and programme of study which I couldn’t get anywhere else and this approach to supporting students has meant I’ve been able to keep going even when personal circumstances have made study hard.
Beth Fraser / BA (Hons) History and Theology student
During my studies I undertook placement modules based on experiences of ministry in two very different contexts to Scotland: a suburban church in Canada, and a Christian charity supporting people in poverty or living with disabilities in Romania. I was also awarded the 'Highland Theological Student of the Year' during my studies which was a great encouragement...I never considered myself as an academic person after leaving school, so the degree was my biggest challenge in the wider process of the training of Church of Scotland ministers.
Mike Robertson / BA (Hons) Theological Studies graduate and now parish minister of the Barn Church, Culloden