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Making progress at university

The University of the Highlands and Islands aims to provide you with the level of support you need to achieve academic and personal success during your time at university and as you develop your career.

Developing transferable skills

As you study with us you will be developing all kinds of skills including things like writing clearly, note taking, researching, managing your time and making presentations, these are ‘transferrable skills’ which means that they are likely to be important in other areas of your life including your career.

There is a lot of useful information about how to develop your skills in reading, writing and note taking on our study skills website.

Developing yourself

As well as study skills you may also develop other skills depending on your subject of study and your involvement with voluntary work or clubs and societies. Hopefully you will also develop personal attributes like greater confidence and ability to try new things.

Your student adviser and student support teams where you are registered are always ready to help you throughout your life as a UHI student and beyond as you become an alumnus of the University of the Highlands and Islands.


As a university student, in addition to the careers support available at your college or learning centre, you also have access to the Career Centre, which is a virtual careers service offering all the services you would expect from a university careers service but online.

The career centre website contains information about different careers, finding work and applying for jobs. It also includes a jobs database and a range of inspiring stories. You can keep in touch with us by reading our news and events section and our blog, and by liking the career centre Facebook page.