College Principal is part of national drive to provide seamless pathways for students

University of the Highlands and Islands welcomes the National Articulation Forum report

Our very own Principal, Lydia Rohmer, acted as a co-convenor for this important national report.  As part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, we provide access to over 80 high quality Higher education qualifications for learners located in the West Highlands and beyond.

University of the Highlands and Islands welcomes the National Articulation Forum report

University of the Highlands and Islands welcomes the National Articulation Forum report released  on Tuesday 11 August which sets a series of recommendations for colleges and universities to create more opportunities for students to progress seamlessly between a Higher National qualification into a university degree.

Lydia Rohmer, Principal of West Highland College UHI and Vice-Principal (Tertiary) of University of the Highlands and Islands said:

“The University of the Highlands and Islands has been working in partnership for many years to provide opportunities and pathways to enable students to make the transition from further education to higher education as part of their own unique learner journey.

“Further and higher education and the transition between the two are in our DNA. We have over 20 years of experience in delivering a personalised learning experience to our students. We will continue to work collaboratively to enhance the multiple tertiary pathways and opportunities for students moving into higher education in our region and across all our academic partners. We will play a vital role in supporting the recovery of our region as a result of COVID-19. It is important that we don't leave anyone behind and that in order to build a stronger, fairer and greener economic future, we must continue to focus on the needs of students in that context so that no one is left behind.

"As we approach our tenth birthday as a tertiary university, we particularly welcome the recommendation that Scottish Funding Council recognises our important contribution and includes it in the national approach to articulation data going forward. The proposed refined process will include our students articulating from higher national programmes to degrees for the first time, giving a full account of the breadth and impact of work going on in the Scottish sector."

 

Read the report from the National Articulation Forum here