Orkney College UHI

Orkney College UHI

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Orkney College UHI courses serve the local community, providing a range of learning opportunities to support economic activity and growth. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

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

Courses and Subjects

There are courses at various levels, including Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), degrees and postgraduate awards.

Courses are taught in a number of subject areas: Agriculture; Art and Design; Archaeology; Business; Construction; Health, Social Care and Child Care; Hospitality; Computing and IT; Nordic Studies; and Scottish Cultural 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 Nordic studies.

Research activity is also developing in the field of art and textiles.


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Contact Details

East Road
KW15 1LX





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