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UHI Outer Hebrides

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UHI Outer Hebrides is a partner college of the University of the Highlands and Islands. It offers around 100 full time and 100 part time courses to some 2,300 students across four campuses. 

The main campus is located in Stornoway, with three local centres in Barra, Benbecula and North Uist. The college also delivers courses in Argyll and Lochaber and throughout the Highlands and Islands in partnership with other UHI colleges. 

UHI North Outer Hebrides will merge with UHI North Highland and UHI West Highland to become UHI North, West and Hebrides from 1st August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. 

Courses and subjects

There are courses in a range of qualifications, from introductory to degree and postgraduate level study. Vocational and industry qualifications are also available.

Courses are offered in the following subject areas: Business, Leisure and Tourism; Computing and IT; Creative Industries; Education and Childcare; Energy, Engineering and Construction; Gaelic Medium Studies; Health and Wellbeing; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science and Environment.

Facilities and services

The Stornoway Campus has a student common room with LCD TV and a refectory for snacks and drinks. There is also a childcare centre and self-catered student accommodation. All campuses are located within communities with good facilities such as sports centres, swimming pools, libraries and arts centres.

There is also a student services team, providing guidance on a range of issues, and the Student Association which is affiliated to the National Union of Students.

Specialisms

UHI Outer Hebrides offers a wide range of courses suitable for many career paths, but in taking advantage of the area’s culture and history, there are a number of specialist courses available for Gaelic, Highlands and Islands culture and literature, and Celtic studies.

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Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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Contact Details

Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Na h-Eileanan Siar
HS2 0XR

Barra Campus

Castlebay
Isle of Barra
HS9 5XD
barraLC@uhi.ac.uk

Benbecula Campus

Lionacleit
Isle of Benbecula
HS7 5PJ
benbeculalc@uhi.ac.uk

Cnoc Sollier

South Uist
01851 770265
https://cnocsoilleir.org/

North Uist Campus

Taigh Chearsabhagh
Lochmaddy
HS6 5AA
leart@uhi.ac.uk

Outer Hebrides Campus

Stornoway
HS2 0XR
leenquiries@uhi.ac.uk

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