Postgraduate students at UHI have rated their study experience as the best in Scotland in a UK-wide survey.

UHI received a score of 95% student satisfaction in the 2022 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. The result means that UHI achieved the highest rating of any Scottish university and has been ranked fourth out of the 91 participating institutions across the UK.

Coordinated by Advance HE, the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey invites students to comment on taught postgraduate university programmes. Students are asked about areas including teaching, assessment and support.

Over 120 students from across UHI completed this year's survey. Respondents rated UHI particularly highly for organisation, engagement, teaching, assessment and support.

UHI students have given their university experience the seal of approval in a UK-wide survey.

UHI achieved its highest ever ranking for student satisfaction in the 2022 National Student Survey.

The results place UHI fourth in Scotland for student satisfaction, above 14 other universities across Scotland.

Calum Macdonald, aged 26, is about to complete his 3rd year of BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering and was recently awarded a £1000 prize for ‘Best Engineer’ in the UHI Business Awards. Calum has shared his experiences of studying engineering at UHI Outer Hebrides and how his lecturer supported his award winning vertical farming project. 

Calum said, “I had been studying History at UHI for a couple year but didn’t find it a right fit for me. I took a chance and a change in direction by starting an Engineering degree and quickly found a passion for engineering.”

Calum’s award winning project idea was to develop modular vertical farming units to allow people to grow fruit and veg in their own space. The aim is to provide this at an affordable price for people to help reduce their reliance on food grown far away and to help people get back in touch with how food reaches the table.