University open day for Dornoch

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Hospitality students at our training hotel

The University of the Highlands and Islands will hold an open day on Saturday 28 September 2013 at our Dornoch campus from 11am until 3pm.

Hosted by our academic partner, North Highland College UHI, the open day will be based at the training hotel, Burghfield House in Dornoch.

Potential students are invited to come along and take the opportunity to talk to the lecturers, staff and students about the many courses we offer at the university and find the best study option to suit.

Visitors can book places on workshops including music, hospitality and golf which are running on the day. All are free of charge. Our Centre for History will also be leading tours of Dornoch’s cathedral and main square.

And in the evening, PhD student, Wade Cormack will present a lecture ‘From the Links to Festivals: An Introduction to The History of Sport and Culture in the Moray Firth c. 1600 to 1800’, followed by a whisky master class by Bryony MacIntyre from the Glenmorangie Distillery. This event takes place at Royal Dornoch Golf Club from 7-9pm.

The Royal Dornoch Golf Club, which offers all our golf students associate membership, is also offering tours of the club and its course on the day along with a presentation on the history of the club.

To book a place on one of the free workshops or the evening lecture please go to the university website or call our events team on 01463 279344.


Media contact

Alison Lochhead

Communications manager

Tel: 01463 279222


Notes to editors

Workshop information below:

Creativity through technology

This workshop will run twice at 11.30am and 1.30pm at Burghfield House (duration: 1 hour)

The workshop will use a practical demonstration to explore how technology can aid the creation of music. Using found sounds, midi and Audio as well as touching on some modern production techniques this workshop aims to show some of the skills students studying HNC Music, Sound Production and the BA Applied music course will gain to use as creative tools.

Can you make a meal in 15 minutes?

This workshop will run twice at 11.30am and 1.30pm at Burghfield House (duration: 1 hour)

You are invited to come along and have a go at this 15 minute challenge! Have everything ready and prepared and using shortcuts where possible to make superb quality food – no excuses! This hands-on workshop lasts one hour and will teach skills for food preparation and provide handy hints to help you make your own fabulous 15 minute meals.


This workshop will run twice at 11.30am and 1.30pm at Burghfield House (duration: 1 hour)

The University of the Highlands and Islands offers a BA (Hons) in Golf Management based in Dornoch. The first degree of its kind in the UK, this is a superb specialist management degree with placements in California, Florida and many other locations. All students on this course become associate members of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and university golf competitions take place here.