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You can get much more out of your student experience by getting involved in a students' association at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

AlastairBuchanan.jpgAs a university student you'll have the opportunity to get involved in representing your fellow students’ interests in a variety of ways; becoming a course or subject network representative, an officer of a students’ association, or a member of the HISA executive committee can help you to contribute to the development of UHI as well as gain valuable personal skills and experience.

Taking part in any of these student activities can offer you the possibility of travelling around the Highlands and Islands, making a real difference to the lives of the students you represent, and enhancing your CV through training and experience. The skills and capabilities you develop will help you in whatever you do after university; having learnt – for example - how to negotiate, manage your time, be an effective leader or use your initiative to get the ball rolling on something you are passionate about. Contact HISA at

Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA)

HISA is a new students’ association. It is a tertiary students’ association that represents the interests of further and higher education students, no matter how they study or what they study.  Its structure is unique and reflects the composition of the university partnership. 

PsychCeilidh2.jpgHISA represents the interests of all students at the University of the Highlands and Islands and its thirteen academic partners at a regional level.  It also represents the local interests of students at nine academic partners.  A local structure for HISA will be established and, in early October, our students will be able to vote for a Depute President to represent them.  HISA will be aligned and integrated with our existing systems for student representation.  Students at Inverness College UHI, Perth College UHI and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI will continue to be represented by their existing local students’ association on local matters (see below). 

HISA aims to make sure your student voice is at the heart of all decisions about learning and teaching and your student experience.  Visit www.hisa.uhi.ac.uk find out more.


HISA Website:    www.hisa.uhi.ac.uk

HISA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighlandsandIslandsStudentsAssociation

HISA Twitter: @tweet_hisa

Local student associations

Students based at Inverness, Perth and SMO should contact local students’ associations for local representation issues: