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The University of the Highlands and Islands has a thriving student community across our campuses and online. Find out more about how to make the most of student life, wherever you are based, below.

The Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA)

HISA represents all higher and futher education students across the University of the Highlands and Islands and its thirteen partners. Run by students, for students, HISA exists to make sure your student experience is the best it can be, representing you regionally and locally. As well as hosting a number of events and projects throughout the year, HISA provides students with advice on a range of matters and can help you organise your own events. Find out more about how to get involved on HISA's website

Clubs and Societies

There are a range of local and regional clubs and societies you can join. Many of our academic partners have local book or reading clubs, or you might be interested in our regional literature, creative writing, or debating societies. The Perth Archaeology and History Society organise regular field trips and lecutres, including from Centre from History Staff. Whether you like to explore the great outdoors or fancy trying your hand at a a new sport or activity during your time at university, there is plenty to choose from. You can also set up your own club or society with assistance from HISA. 

Get Involved

Make the most of student life at the University of the Highlands and Islands. You can apply to become a student mentor to provide valuable support to other students or explore volunteering opportunities in and beyond the University. You can also take advantage of discounted membership at High Life Highland leisure facilities or join a University sports club. 

Student Support

Whether you require assistance with your studies, additional needs or disability matters, mental health and wellbeing, or financial support, help is always at hand and the Student Support pages will direct you to the appropriate information or staff member. The Essential Student Skills guide will help you navigate our technology, the Virtual Learning Environment, the library and electronic resources, and generally provide you with the tools to become an effective learner. 

Towards the end of your academic career at the University of the Highlands and Islands, the Careers Team will help you develop your employability skills in preparation for the world of work. And you never have to say goodbye to the university as you can keep in touch through the UHI alumni service.