Message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Outcome of meeting between university court and academic partner board chairs

A meeting took place this week attended by members of the university court and chairs of the academic partner boards. At that meeting open and frank discussions took place regarding how, as an institution/partnership, we respond to the many significant challenges we are facing, or will shortly face.

The meeting was very positive and we have agreed a message regarding our future direction of travel. The message is below. This is an important step for us and something I feel we are ready to take forward to the benefit of all.

Professor Clive Mulholland
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Our message

“The University Court and Academic Partner Chairs agree that we are seeking to achieve a more integrated organisation, wherever possible and appropriate.

Initially, this will be taken forward by the incorporated colleges* and the Court with a view to reporting progress before this year end.

This will recognise student and staff needs and expectations and also diversity and strengths among individual institutions which may lead to different outcomes for some.

We acknowledge that trust, transparency and teamwork are essential and we commit ourselves to demonstrating this in all we do and to communicating regularly and consistently to all internal and external stakeholders."

* The incorporated colleges are Lews Castle College UHI, Inverness College UHI, Moray College UHI, Perth College UHI and North Highland College UHI