Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Our priority is to provide a safe learning, research and working environment for all our students and staff, whilst also protecting our local communities.

We must play our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and follow the latest Scottish Government guidance closely.

We continue to work with the Scottish Government, the NHS and the Highlands and Islands Students' Association and Comann nan Oileanach to ensure everyone is aware of our responsibilities while on and off campus. One of the strengths of our university partnership is our relationships with our local communities all over the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire and we are very grateful to those who have been complying with the Scottish Government guidance and ensuring that they keep themselves, their families and their communities safe.

Campus and study arrangements

It is our intention to have physical campuses open to all students returning after the summer break or joining us for the 2021-2022 academic year. This will allow students to study on campus and access support services on campus if they need to next academic year.

Students whose courses are delivered remotely, or networked across more than one campus, will also be able to continue to study remotely or choose to study on campus. 

We will continue to follow Scottish Government guidance and students will be expected to follow guidance from local campuses around physical distancing, wearing face coverings, following hand hygiene etc.

As we go back in to the COVID-19 levels system, our campuses may not all be in the same level, so it is really important students stay up to date with the latest information from local campuses. 

Students and staff are asked to monitor their email accounts and follow us and their local campus on social media if you have an account. You can find the links to all our social media channels at the bottom of this page. Students can also direct questions to your local student support team, your course leader, or through our red button service.

Please visit the relevant campus website to find the latest information and updates on reopening arrangements and access to resources in place at your local campus or building. Nursing and midwifery, optometry and postgraduate history students should continue to monitor their departmental information area.

Keep in touch with course leaders who will let you know about any updates to course delivery methods, placements and examination arrangements.

Please don't forget that our student support teams across the university partnership are here to help and details of local contacts can be found on our support page, or contact the red button team.

The university’s directly managed buildings at Ness Walk, Bryden Lodge, Fairways, An Lòchran and the Centre for Health Science in Inverness are currently closed to visitors, with access only to authorised staff and students. If you do need to make a request to visit these buildings, please make contact well in advance for guidance.

Can I still apply?

Those considering their options to study with us are encouraged to get in touch directly with any one of our campuses or contact the admissions team