Coronavirus Latest and Support for Students

Local updates and support

Local updates

University and Local Campus Information (last updated Friday 29th May)

For the latest university and college updates please refer to

For the latest guidelines and health advice, please refer to Health Protection Scotland and NHS Inform.

If you are looking for the latest info and advice the NEW Student Information Scotland website provides up to date information to students across both Further and Higher Education (FE &HE) on:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Student finance and funding
  • Guidance for parents/carers
  • Changing or leaving a course

All face to face teaching stopped on Tuesday 17th March at 5pm. 

Shetland College UHI and all learning centres are CLOSED from Tuesday 24th March until further notice. Students should make contact with their lecturer for further information and remote delivery of their courses.

We are open remotely and hope that online studying is going well for our students.  If students have any issues they should contact their lecturer.

Students should refer to the above-mentioned sites for the most current information and keep in touch with course leaders as different teaching and assessment arrangements are being put in place.  

Student Support for Shetland College UHI


We know that this is an unsettling time and would like to remind students that the Shetland College UHI Support service is here to help. Michele and Caroline can offer advice and guidance on:

  • Funding
  • Personal support 
  • Course information
  • Careers guidance

You can contact them on Michele can also be contacted on 01595 771002 (term time only - her phone is diverted as she is working from home). 

The Big White Wall is a digital mental health support service which is available online, 24/7, and is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly.

The FE Discretionary Fund and HE Discretionary Fund is still open to applications for those in financial hardship. You can access these forms in our Useful Information section and get in touch for any assistance. 

If you need any other type of support do not hesitate to get in touch.

If you are struggling with everything that is going on at the moment, there are also several helpful websites:

Details of other support helplines can be found on the UHI Student Support site.  


For information on how the library is supporting students at this time please see the UHI Library Guide