Students at West Highland College UHI are amongst the top performing in Scotland

Figures released by the Scottish Funding Council confirm our students are amongst the top performing in Scotland.

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Our students are amongst the top performing in Scotland for the seventh consecutive year.

The Scottish Funding Council published key performance figures for student success in the college sector for the academic year 2018-19 last week which show that full time further education students at West Highland College UHI are yet again amongst the very top performing in Scotland. The figures show that more students at West Highland College are successful in their studies than in the previous year, with 71.8% of our full-time further education students achieving their qualifications. This is the seventh year that West Highland College UHI has performed significantly above the national benchmark for the whole college sector, which currently sits at 65.2% for full-time college learners.

Fiona Grant, Director of Academic Affairs at West Highland College UHI, commented: “At West Highland College UHI we have a shared quality culture across the whole college team and all of its centres, based on ensuring that every student reaches their potential and that no-one is left behind. All of our teaching and support staff work in collaboration with our colleagues within the University of the Highlands and Islands and other stakeholders towards this aim, and we are delighted that this shared team ethos supports our students so successfully, allowing them to flourish and thrive.”

She continued, “These results, alongside Student Satisfaction Survey results telling us that 97% of students were satisfied with their student experience at the college, are a real tribute to the students and the staff that support them.”

Lydia Rohmer, Principal and Chief Executive, also commented: “The hard work of our teaching and support teams, our partnerships with schools, local employers, the University of the Highlands and Islands and other key organisations; our links with the world of work and our determination to deliver the highest quality personalised learning to students in the most remote areas of the Scotland, have all played their part in delivering what can only be described as consistently excellent student results over the past few years.”

“In this, our tenth anniversary year as a college, I am especially proud of our students for grasping the opportunities available to them through their local college and achieving such outstanding results. Our successful students are key to building a skilled workforce and enhanced prosperity in the West Highlands.”