Red Button


The University of the Highlands and Islands is committed to enhancing your student experience. Use the Red Button to let us know how we can improve our service, or to tell us what you like about your university!

The Red Button is an informal problem-resolution and feedback mechanism. The formal complaint process is different.

If your expectations have not been met, we would encourage you to speak directly to staff at your academic partner so that we can address your concerns as quickly as possible. If you don’t know who to contact, or would like to tell us something about your experience as a university student, then please complete the form below. You may also submit your enquiry in Gaelic if you wish using this alternative form.


For IT and VC related problems please telephone the Servicedesk on 01463 279150 or 150 (internal), email or complete their web form.

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Compliments, Thanks and Suggestions

If you have had a good experience at the University of the Highlands and Islands, or would like to thank a member of staff who has helped you, we would also like to hear from you.

Let us know what you like about your University, and we will pass on your comments to those concerned. You can also use this form to tell us about any suggestions or ideas you might have to make the university even better.

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What happens after I submit the Red Button form?

When you use this form, an email will be sent to Dr Iain Morrison, Dean of Students.

He will liaise with appropriate colleagues across the University and, if relevant, will keep you informed about the progress of your message. It is often helpful to put you directly in contact with other colleagues at UHI who can help.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please mention this in your email, and your name will not be passed on to anyone in relation to your message.

After submitting the Red Button form below, you will receive an acknowledgement within three working days.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): If you have any questions related to changes as a result of Coronavirus, please check our FAQs page, which is being updated regularly, or see the library guides related to changes.

Christmas Holiday Closure 2021

Please note that the university is closed from the 24th for the Christmas and New Year break and will reopen on 05/01/2022. We will respond to your message then. You may also find our support webpages useful:, or if your enquiry is related to I.T. issues, please contact Servicedesk:

If you require urgent assistance and are experieing a non-life-threatening crisis call Police Scotland on 101 or NHS 24 on 111.

Mental health and wellbeing support (available 24/7)

We have a wide range of resources, guidance, and services which can be accessed online, including 24/7 mental health support through Spectrum.Life and Togetherall. You can use Spectrum-life by calling 0800 031 8227 / What’s App 00353 87 369 0010. There is also a chat function if you follow the link Spectrum-life.

There is also text based online community support through our Togetherall service.

Self-help resources

Looking after yourself will help you study better and ensure you can reach your full potential, but most importantly of all help you stay mentally healthy.

Support for your wellbeing and mental health and Student Mental Health Support


The university will hold and process the personal data you have given in order to fulfil your request for information. Please read our full privacy notice for details of data protection and options in relation to the personal information we process and hold.