Help influence our curriculum

Employer Engagement and Curriculum Development

The University of the Highlands & Islands and its partner colleges are fast-growing hubs of innovation and insight, with powerful local and national networks and a growing international presence. There are a number of ways that businesses of all shapes and sizes can interact with students and staff, including:

  • Advertising vacancies, voluntary, graduate and work experience opportunities on our online jobs database for free
  • Offering student/graduate placements, internships or work experience opportunities
  • Delivering presentations or participating in seminar and workshop programmes
  • Collaborating with students by offering employer-led projects or case studies
  • Collaborating with staff in an advisory capacity to ensure the curriculum is informed by businesses and industry

Benefits

Benefits of collaborating with our students and graduates include:

  • Access to a wider talent pool for recruitment
  • Access to bright new ideas from motivated students and graduates
  • Raising awareness of your organisation and any opportunities available
  • Addressing short-term support/work needs – shorter placements or temporary interns can be a key resource
  • Influencing the quality and preparedness of people coming into the labour market
  • Well-informed succession planning and workforce development
  • Giving back to the community by supporting students/graduates in their development and preparation for work
  • Helping to shape the curriculum so it is relevant to your needs as an employer

Contact our curriculum development team

The Business, Management and Leisure Subject Network includes accounting and finance, business and management, events, administration and IT, adventure and tourism, hospitality management, professional cookery, and sport.

To find out more about working with students and staff in this subject area, please contact alana.macpherson@uhi.ac.uk.

The Creative Industries Subject Network includes applied/popular music, audio engineering, contemporary art and contextualised practice, contemporary film making, creative writing, drama and performance, fine art, music business, textiles and visual communication and design.

To find out more about working with students and staff in this subject area, please contact stacey.toner@uhi.ac.uk.

The Engineering and the Built Environment Subject Network includes aircraft, automotive, civil, electrical, electronic, energy, marine and mechanical engineering, architectural technology, CAD, renewable energy and fabrication, welding and inspection.

To find out more about working with students and staff in this subject area, please contact john.mcluckie@uhi.ac.uk.

The Health and Wellbeing Subject Network includes psychology, child and youth studies, childhood practice, health and social studies, nursing, oral health, primary teaching, counselling and psychotherapy, beauty therapy, hairdressing, complementary therapies.

To find out more about working with students and staff in this subject area, please contact lorna.ferguson@uhi.ac.uk.

The Science, Technology and the Environment Subject Network includes applied sciences, marine science, environmental science, sustainable development, computing, interactive media, archaeology and environmental studies, geography, aquaculture, forestry, horticulture, agriculture, game and wildlife management, equine, and nautical studies.

To find out more about working with students and staff in this subject area, please contact audrey.decou@uhi.ac.uk.