Orkney College UHI

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Orkney College UHI courses serve the local community, from young people still at school to those wishing to study at degree and postgraduate level. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

There are three campuses: Main campus and the Institute for Northern Studies, both at Kirkwall, and Stromness Maritime campus.

Courses and subjects

There are courses at various levels, including NC, SVQ, HNC, HND, degrees and postgraduate awards.

Courses are taught through a number of subject areas: Agriculture; Archaeology; Art and Design; Business; Computer Science; Construction; Cultural Studies; Health, Social Care, Hairdressing and Education; Hospitality; Institute for Northern Studies; and Maritime Studies.

Facilities and services

The main campus has a cafeteria and library facilities. Support and guidance for issues such as finance and health is available to all students at any campus.

Both Kirkwall and Stromness have a range of amenities and within the community there are clubs and societies for a wide range of interests.


The college is involved at the forefront of research in agronomy, archaeology and Northern studies.


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display


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Contact Details

East Road
KW15 1LX





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