Rachel Erskine, Programme Leader for the MA in Health and Wellbeing and Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality Improvement at the Lews Castle College UHI in Stornoway, was named Best Personal Academic Tutor/Learning Support by the University of the Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA) last week. 

HISA Vice President for Higher Education, Andrew Bowie

The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) has launched the Gaelic Representation Project to enhance the voice of Gaelic-speaking and Gaelic-learning students across the University of the Highlands and Islands.

With funding awarded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic Representation Project will develop structures for Gaelic representation to support HISA’s ambition to become a truly bilingual organisation. It will aim to allow Gaelic-speakers and learners to fully engage with their students’ association in Gaelic should they wish to.

For Hector Malcolm from South Lochs, studying at Lews Castle College UHI led him to Scandinavia – specifically the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Alnarp, Sweden. Hector has been in Alnarp since January, continuing his BA (Hons) Sustainable Development degree through ERASMUS, the EU’s student exchange programme. Here, Hector, shares his thoughts on studying both locally and internationally, and what drew him to learn about Sustainable Development in the first place.