The University is responsible for the teaching of nurses and midwives in the Forth Valley, Highlands and Western Isles so there are additional University campuses in both Inverness and Stornoway (on the Isle of Lewis).
Situated in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, the Highland Campus has state-of-the-art teaching accommodation. Provision of Nursing and Midwifery Education on this campus is boosted by the world-class Centre for Health Science. Facilities for students are boosted by the Highland Health Sciences Library (which caters for students, staff and NHS employees), also located within the Centre for Health Science, and purpose-built student flats.
Information about the programmes:
The application process and entry requirements:
Contact us University of Stirling Highland Campus Centre for Health Science Old Perth Road Inverness IV2 3JH Scotland UK + 44 (0) 1463 255655 + 44 (0) 1463 255654
At the heart of the majestic Scottish Highlands lies the City of Inverness. Current students describe the Highland Capital as a “beautiful, vibrant, very Scottish and cosmopolitan” city that is “rich in culture and Highland heritage”. Inverness is home to around 60,000 people who are “friendly and always keen to help”. This charming compact “cosy” city is “easy to find your way around” and has “good disability access”. Inverness provides students with “good shopping” and sports facilities by day and even better nightlife including, theatres, cinemas, gigs, music festivals and a wide range of bars and restaurants. And, of course, with an awe-inspiring landscape on your doorstop the Scottish Highlands are yours to explore on foot, bike, boat… or skis and snowboards.
You’ll find some useful links about the Highlands and the City of Inverness below:
The Highlands of Scotland have provided some memorial scenery
The Highland Council http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironment/roadsandtransport/publictransport/ produces a free Public Transport Map for the Highlands and Islands including Orkney and Shetland the map can be accessed by following the links below:
The Highland Campus is located right next to Raigmore Hospital – the healthcare hub for the Highlands and Islands. There are very regular buses from Raigmore Hospital and in less than 10 minutes you will be in the centre of the City with access to its bus and nearby railway station for journeys further afield. A walk into the City from the Highland Campus will take around 20 minutes and a cycle around 10 minutes.
Student accommodation is available from NHS Highland Staff Accommodation, conveniently situated in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital. It is only a short two- or three-minute walk to Campus past the helipad which connects remote and rural areas of the Highlands and Island to the excellent healthcare facilities in which you will complete your training. Accommodation is reasonably priced - £275 per month (2012 prices).
Adjacent to Raigmore Hospital itself the Highland Campus is situated in the Centre for Health Science. This modern, bright, purpose-built building is an exciting and stimulating place to learn and work. Unique in the UK, the Centre for Health Science is home to the Highland Campus of the University of Stirling and a wide range of other organisations. At its heart lies ‘the street’ – an airy, relaxed, art-filled space designed to stimulate conversation and collaboration. Teaching spaces on campus are similarly modern and bright, ranging from a large auditorium to a smaller lecture theatre and several classrooms and seminars rooms each equipped with the latest educational technology. In addition, there are two computer laboratories, a purpose-built clinical skills centre, the Highland Health Sciences Library, as well as offices for School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Staff. The café, which is open Monday to Friday 0830-1630, is located in ‘the street’ to provide welcome cappuccinos, cakes and lunches to fuel those post-lecture conversations. Dotted around the Centre for Health Science are spaces to sit and relax - both indoors and out in the landscaped courtyard – over a cup of coffee in the company of your fellow students. Free Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the Centre should you wish to work or browse the web.
The Highland Campus library provides a pleasant working environment and, in the words of our students, is an “excellent” resource “with good opening times, a wealth of resources and very helpful staff”.
Inverness is home to a number of modern live music and comedy venues and frequently plays host to the ‘big names’ in music and comedy and major theatre productions. Eden Court is the cultural hub of Inverness providing a varied programme of music, comedy and theatre. Eden Court is also home to a cinema, which alongside the Vue Cinema located elsewhere in the City, will provide you with access to the latest blockbuster movies as well as foreign, art-house or seldom seen films on the big screen. The Ironworks is the premier music venue in Inverness which is a regular tour date for major UK and international bands. And, if clubbing is more your scene, Inverness is home to a number of nightclubs and the convenience of student accommodation and a good taxi service means you can quickly and safely get home in the ‘wee small hours’ after a night out in the City. Wednesday is student night in Inverness with discounted entry in many venues.
Inverness is home to a wide range of pubs, restaurants and take-aways to suit all tastes and budgets. Many local pubs put on live music or play host to local up-and-coming bands so you never know what new undiscovered talent you might stumble across on a night out in Inverness.
Every year Inverness also welcomes revellers from across Scotland to its two music festivals – Rock Ness and Beladrum – each different in its style and atmosphere but both an equally unforgettable experience.
We have been awarded some money to start a group singing club at the Highland Campus.
The first singing club meeting is on January 15 at 6.30pm. The club will meet once a week on Tuesdays for an hour and a half for 12 weeks. All sessions will be led by an external singing tutor.
We are hoping to work towards a little show that we can put up at the end of the 12 weeks in the Street at the CfHS.
This is a student-led project, but staff are welcomed.
We would appreciate if you could register your interest in joining the club as soon as possible, so that we can plan refreshments for everybody that wants to come.
Campus walking/running club - 1 hour per week
There are many golf courses in and around Inverness.
For facilities subsidised by Highland council a student discount highlife card may be the cheapest and most flexible way to enjoy facilities throughout the Highlands.