Student Voice and HISA

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Have your voice heard at Shetland College UHI and NAFC Marine Centre UHI with Highlands and Islands Student Association.

Do you want to help make the college a better place for all learners? If the answer is yes then there are various ways that you can get involved.

Students carrying out a beach clean

Student Engagement

Remember we want your experience to be the best it can be. If you have ideas on how we can improve what we are doing then you can email us. If you have any ideas on how to enhance your student experience then we would love to hear about them.

Local Clubs and Societies

Shetland Students Green Team


  • To raise awareness of environmental sustainability in and around the Shetland UHI campuses and to aid in them becoming more eco-friendly.
  • To promote ideas that help the college and its students to live more sustainably and to undertake activities that help to protect Shetland’s unique environment.
  • For a sustainable campus and promoting sustainable actions


NAFC/Shetland Football Team

Aims: To allow NAFC Marine Centre UHI and Shetland College UHI students to socialise and play football


Running Club


-to provide a positive group environment to encourage running and exercise

-To promote fitness and good general health


You could be a Class Rep

A Class Rep is a student who volunteers at the start of each semester to represent the interests of the students to the lecturers in charge of those courses. Class reps are also asked to attend monthly student rep meetings which provide an opportunity for the Student Voice to be heard. Student Representatives gain skills and experience that are valued by employers such as communication, organisation and meeting skills.

NAFC Marine Centre and Shetland College UHI unite the student voice.

You will get a chance to put yourself forward as a class rep between August and September at the start of the new academic year.

You can also pop along HISA in D4, Student Support in A11 or email us to get involved.

The Highlands and Islands Students' Association

The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) represents the interests of all students across the University of the Highlands and Islands and aims to enhance your learning and social experience. HISA does this by representing your needs on committees at Shetland College UHI and making sure your voice influences decisions on university committees. HISA also helps to organise social activities for students.

As a student you are entitled to stand for election and vote in HISA elections, be a member of a HISA affiliated club or society and take part in a wide range of activities.

See The Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA) site.


To find out more about student engagement and representation in Scotland visit SPARQS - Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland or visit NUS Scotland - the National Union of college and university students'associations.

Your representatives for 2019/20 are:

Shetland Islands Depute: Tegan Patterson (this position covers both Shetland College and NAFC)

Cally Mair will take over this position for the academic year 2020/21 after winning the March 2020 elections.

Lerwick Local Officer: Vacant

NAFC Local Officer: Alasdair Bendall

NAFC and Shetland College have a Local Student Partnership Agreement with HISA which was signed by HISA HE Vice President Sorcha Kirker, Chair of NAFC Board of Trustees David Sandison and Chair of Shetland College Board Peter Campbell. To view this see link:

Local Student Partnership Agreement 2018-19

Minutes of meetings held in academic year 2018/19.