Student support


Our dedicated Student Services team provide personalised support for all applicants and will support you throughout your student journey. They will be your first port of call for help with everything from registration to graduation and beyond. Staff here can give you advice and guidance on courses, careers, accommodation and other issues.

Get in touch:

Looking for disability support, study skills or mental health and wellbeing support? Contact our Inclusive Learning Team

Group photo of our Student Services Team at the Biblical Gardens in Elgin

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Student Services Centre and Library

Student Services Centre and Library

Sited over two open access floors, the Student Services Centre is a great place to study. We have PC and Apple Mac computer workstations providing a great environment for you to learn and be inspired.

This is your one-stop shop to help guide you through your time with us, from that initial enquiry phone call through to registration, graduation and beyond.

The Library offers a huge range of books, journals, e-books and other media. The library has computer workstations, individual study desks, docking stations to bring in your own laptop, a lapsafe cabinet to loan a laptop, and sound-proof study pods.

As a student, you can request books from other libraries within the UHI’s 12 institutions through an inter-site loan system. You can access subject and reference databases online through the University of the Highlands and Islands network. Our library management system makes it easier to search and reserve books.

We have a self-issue kiosk so that you can self-issue and return books. We also have a library app called UHI Meescan that you can download and use to self-issue books available on both iOS and Android.

Student Services Centre opening times

Student Services is open for drops ins, access to computers, library services and advice.

Term time opening hours
Monday - Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm
Last enquiries 15 minutes before closing
Summer holiday opening hours
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Friday Closed
Inclusive learning support including study skills, wellbeing and disability content

Inclusive learning support including study skills, wellbeing and disability

Inclusive learning support including study skills, wellbeing and disability

Your personal success is very important to us and our Inclusive Learning Team is here to ensure that you make the most of your potential. We work closely with students to put together the appropriate support that you need.

Our range of services include:

  • Study skills, e.g. referencing, essay writing, revision techniques
  • Dyslexia support
  • Reading, writing, spelling and grammar
  • Basic numeracy, communication and IT
  • Numeracy and communication support groups
  • General English for ESOL students
  • Disability support
  • Wellbeing and mental health support
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Student finance and funding

Student finance and funding

The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your studies. Our Student Finance Advisors can advise you on all aspects of, from tuition fees and bursaries to help with housing, childcare and travel costs. The depends upon what you will be studying with us, how you choose to study, as well as your personal circumstances.

If you’ve got any financial concerns regarding your course before you start, or you need help with the funding application forms, including our Bursaries, Education Maintenance Allowances, Childcare Funds, Hardship Funds or SAAS funding for Higher Education courses then please do not hesitate to contact us or drop into Student Services.

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Learning Development Worker (LDW) and Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)

Learning Development Worker (LDW) and Personal Academic Tutor (PAT)

As a UHI Moray student, you will either be assigned a Learning Development Worker (LDW) or Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) depending on the SCQF level of your course.

LDWs support further education students (SCQF level 1 to 6) and PATs support higher education students (SCQF level 7 to 12).

The LDW or PAT will ensure you have all the help and support you need to be successful in your studies. They will be your first point of contact should you need any support, and if they can't help directly, they will ensure you have access to the right specialist support service within UHI.

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Student guidance

Student guidance

Our Student Guidance Service is run by a supportive and friendly team who are here to ensure that your time here is as enjoyable and successful as possible. We aim to make your life easier, take away the potential minefield of queries, worries and concerns you may have, and give you all the support and advice you many need.

Whether it’s help with your course choice, progression accommodation, advice on career and employment opportunities, or perhaps you have concerns about your health or a personal relationship. No matter what the issue is, our door will always be open, and you can relax in the knowledge that you’re in a safe and confidential environment. We also offer a Counselling service where you can be referred by the guidance staff.

For all these services please contact Student Services in the first instance on or telephone 01343 576354 or 576265.

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Careers advice

Careers advice

Our Student Guidance Service is run by a supportive and friendly team who are here to ensure that your time here is as enjoyable and successful as possible.

We can help you

  • find a career that matches your skills, interests and abilities
  • choose an appropriate course for your chosen career
  • plan your future career through and beyond your studies.

We aim to answer any queries you may have. Our door will always be open, and you can relax in the knowledge that you’re in a safe and confidential environment. Drop in to Student Services or arrange an appointment with our guidance staff.

Alternatively you may wish to contact the local Career Service Skills Development Scotland in Elgin, or UHI Moray students studying a higher education level course can contact the UHI Careers centre.

  • UHI Careers Centre
    For all UHI students who are studying at higher education level (SCQF Level 7 to 12).
  • Employment4students
    A student jobsite with current part time jobs, holiday jobs, gap year information and other recruitment advice.
  • Jobcentre Plus
    The site offers help and advice for jobseekers and on benefits and links to related agencies.
  • SQA - Scottish Qualifications Authority
    The Scottish Qualifications Authority offers information on a wide range of qualifications. Different users, for example students, pupils and lecturers, can search different versions of the site.
  • Find a Job service
    This service has replaced Universal Jobmatch and offers you a range of vacancies, learning opportunities and voluntary work, and information on a wide variety of occupations.
  • My World of Work
    This will give you access to a range of possible career options and associated pathways to get there.

Employability and personal development planning (PDP)

We can help students to learn more about themselves and enhance and complement what they are doing in their academic studies. Each learner is supported to consider how prepared they are for employment. These skills are developed along with job search skills relating to application and interview process, helping each learner to more effectively target and prepare for the employment market.

We can help with

  • Part-time paid employment vacancies
  • SAAS (HE Funding)
  • Further and Higher Education
  • UCAS applications
  • GAP year information
  • Course progression
  • How to be become a class representative
  • Careers advice for pre-college/university, current and exiting students
  • Employability and citizenship
  • CV preparation
  • Job application forms
  • Interview techniques
  • Volunteering opportunities
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Pre-start and induction

Pre-start and induction

If you have applied, have an offer to study with us, or are a returning student, find all the information you need before you start your course here:

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Student health

Student health

Period Products

UHI Moray has been delivering on the Scottish Government requirement to provide access to free sanitary products. Students can access these products at:

  • Student Services
  • In all toilets on all campuses (Moray Street, Linkwood and Biblical Gardens)
  • In Student Residencies
  • HISA office (Highlands and Islands Student Association)
  • Products may be part of the community Foodbank service on campus
  • Students can also order through “Hey Girls”, an organisation that delivers direct to student’s homes. They can choose from various products

Read the full UHI Moray free sanitary product statement


Outbreaks of Meningitis in student populations receive a great deal of publicity and the disease causes great fear as a result. Under new Government Policy all students entering University for the first time should have been offered immunisation against Meningitis C. Students are advised to contact their local GP to arrange immunisation.


You can find detailed information and guidance on the UK Government website.

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Mental health and wellbeing support

Mental health and wellbeing support

Adjusting to life as a student; dealing with coursework, exams and being away from home for the first time can be potentially stressful and may also intensify any pre-existing conditions. Being a student can also be very beneficial for our wellbeing; keeping us connected to peers and friends, expanding our knowledge and our opportunities and provides structure and routine to our days.

We offer a variety of support for you to consider when it comes to looking after your mental health and wellbeing >

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Care experienced students

Care experienced students

Entering college or university can be a daunting experience for any student but in particular for care leavers who may not have the same support structures at home to help them through as other students do.

Carers and care leavers get tailored support before, during and after your studies. Our Student Services Team have lots of experience of working with people from varied backgrounds, and we partner with external organisations, including the Quarriers and Become charities, to offer help to carers, young people living in care and those leaving care.

If a student lets us know that they are a care leaver then we can assist in helping them through their time at UHI Moray. We can help you get financial support and advice, help you settle into student life as well as a range of other things in between.

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Young carers

Young carers

The Young Carer Grant is a yearly cash payment for young carers in Scotland. How you spend the Young Carer Grant is up to you. You could use it for things like new clothes, driving lessons or a holiday. You do not need to tell us what you spend the money on. Young carers can claim if they meet certain criteria including:

  • they live in Scotland
  • they are 16, 17 or 18 years of age when applying
  • caring for an average of 16 hours per week, for at least the last 3 months (If you care for more than one person, you can combine the hours of the people you care for to average 16 hours a week)
  • they are not paid or volunteer to care

For more information visit the website.

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Arrange a visit to UHI Moray

Arrange a visit to UHI Moray

We work closely with local authorities, our partners, and secondary schools to support individuals to build their career and employability skills, from school, into further learning opportunities and employment.

If you are a Guidance Teacher/Agency/SDS/Parent and would like to arrange a visit to our campus please click on the button below to complete our request form: