Lews Castle College UHI
Is located on the unique, inter-connected Western Isles off the west coast of Scotland on Europe's Atlantic edge. It offers three learning centres at Barra, Benbecula and North Uist with its main centre set in 600 acres of parkland near Stornoway.
We have centres of excellence in
renewable energy research, health, and rural development and specialise in a number of courses including Renewable Energy Systems PDA, Health Studies, Music, Gaelic, Energy Engineering and Education/pedagogical research
What our students, graduates and staff say
Trying to juggle family life, work and study is quite a daunting prospect. This course covered all the areas of music I was interested in and I was able to fit my studies and lectures around my commitments. It also had the added benefit of a strong student community that was welcoming and like-minded, providing an essential support network.
The style of teaching is fantastic with the lecturers all having first-hand experience of working in the industry and they pass on their knowledge in a clear and informative way. They make even the driest of lecture fun and enjoyable and are always on had to help with any questions or reassurances.
My advice would be - do it! You won’t regret it. I thought that because I was a working mum, gaining any qualification was going to be beyond me however this university has opened up a wealth of opportunities for me. It’s the best decision I have ever made!
This course is a melting pot of creativity. With the amount of talented people on the course it would be hard not to make the most of every single second of this degree.
Eilidh Grant / BA (Hons) Applied Music
The course had a mix of Gaelic and English modules, which suited my level of Gaelic. It’s been the shortest 4 years of my life! It has given me the opportunity to follow the career I love: becoming a teacher and using what I have learned to teach children about the island they live on, including the history of the Gaelic language.
Kirsty Watt / BA (Hons) Gaelic Scotland, Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)
Go for it! It's a great opportunity to study and you are never too old to change careers. I really enjoyed the relaxed environment and feeling able to approach and talk to the lecturers at any time. My local campus was perfect for me, and a cheaper option than moving away to study. Now that I've had such a great experience, I'm considering pursuing a masters course as a stepping stone to an engineering career.
Alick John Maclean / BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering