The University of the Highlands and Islands has been recognised for its work to support student carers. The organisation collaborated with Carers Trust Scotland to achieve the Going Higher Award.

Introduced in 2017, the award encourages universities to adopt sustainable approaches to identifying, supporting and reporting on student carers.

If you are interested in developing your skills in traditional music, this course is designed for you. Lews Castle College Benbecula campus has developed an international reputation for the delivery of traditional Scottish music courses.  Small class sizes, located in a community where Gaelic is spoken, make Uist a unique destination for study.

Francesca Bergmann, from Bremen in northern Germany, started studying at Lews Castle College UHI in September 2019. Although she only planned to stay for one term as part of an ERASMUS exchange programme from the University of Oldenburg, she enjoyed herself so much that she ended up extending her studies for another term. Here, Francesca – who also chose to remain and study in Stornoway during lockdown – shares what drew her to Lews Castle College.