Student support

Sometimes you might require a little extra help; we offer help in a number of different areas.

Visit the learning support page to find out more about support available in learning and teaching.

Academic

Academic

Personal adviser

You will be allocated a personal adviser who will introduce you to the academic courses and assessment procedures, in addition to providing regular support and guidance on academic matters.

Study skills

During your time at college you will have to develop study skills such as essay writing, time management, or research techniques. Your personal adviser and tutors will help you identify these skills, and how to build on them. See additional study skills advice from UHI.

Finance

Finance

Before you enrol on a course of study through Shetland College UHI, it is important that you know how it is going to be funded and have submitted your application for fees and any personal financial support you may be entitled to.

Discretionary funds

At Shetland College UHI we understand that many students struggle to cope on a very low income and so we are keen to help students who are in real need, before they reach crisis point.  The discretionary fund will accept applications from Full time and part time Higher and Further Education Students.  Applications will be assessed according to mode of study and level of income and all applicants will be required to submit supporting evidence prior to any award being made. The discretionary fund is a cash limited fund and is aimed at helping those in most need.

Childcare funds

Shetland College operates a childcare fund for full time and part time students using registered childcare.  Applications are income assessed and are not repayable on completion of the course.  Applications will be assessed according to mode of study and level of income and all applicants will be required to submit supporting evidence prior to any award being made. The Childcare fund is a cash limited fund and is aimed at helping those in most need.

For more information please make an appointment with Klaudia Grubska by contacting the college reception.

Guidance

Guidance

The guidance service provides confidential advice and support on any issues which affect student’s welfare e.g. illness, debt, careers guidance and personal matters.  Students are encouraged to make an appointment with the college reception.

For more information on any of the above please contact: Klaudia Grubska.

Careers

Careers

Sometimes you might require a little extra help; we offer help in a number of different areas.

Students at Shetland College UHI are able to access a wide range of information and advice to help them develop their careers or enter employment. Help is available to find out about options after study, career and training routes, finding work, and completing CVs and application forms. In addition to support provided as part of your course or by your course tutor, specialist careers services are also available:

Careers Scotland offers support to people of all ages in Scotland. The website includes a database of information, details of how to contact your local service and a CV builder.

The UHI Careers and Employability Centre is available to all students studying on an HNC / HND or degree. The website includes access to a database of information, details of job vacancies, and access to e-guidance and career coaching services. For information about this service see the video below.

For more information about employability - from CVs to Interviews to Career ideas - have a look at the my world of work website.

General advice

General advice

General advice on the following can be found on the university website :

It is very important for everyone to be aware of potential risks, such as identity theft or viruses, while using social media or online services. For useful e-safety tips on how to protect yourself, your computer and your mobile device see the Get Safe Online website.

Student counselling

Student counselling

There are times when we all need someone to talk to.

Our college based counsellor is trained and experienced to help you with whatever concerns you might have. We have a dedicated confidential space to meet and talk through issues.

To arrange an appointment with the college counsellor, or to find out more, contact Klaudia Grubska.

Download the counselling leaflet for more information.

The important thing to remember is that you’re not alone and that staff are here to help.