Meet our STEM students and staff

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Find out about our students experience or head over to our courses to find out about our range of opportunities from entry level to Honours degrees across our STEM subjects.

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David, HND Computer Science

“The highlight of studying at the college is meeting new people who share the same interests as me.”

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Monika, Horticulture

“The lecturers were fantastic and their support allowed me to start believing in myself and my skills."

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Caitlin, HNC Applied Sciences

“The HNC prepared me for a career in the science industry and gave me the essential skills required to work in a laboratory environment. My lecturers were amazing and showed true passion for the subjects they taught which I feel really positively impacted my learning. I am now employed as a Lab Assistant and have recently been promoted."

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Stuart, HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design

"I’d always had an interest in design and having never done Graph Comm. at school either this was an ideal opportunity to see if draughting was for me. The lecturers were knowledgeable about the design industry and process, and the CAD teaching provided me a great head start at my current job."

Mason & Katrina, Computing with Digital Media students

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Nick, Horticulture lecturer

“The best thing about my job is being able to speak about my favourite subject, all day, every day! I would recommend anyone who is interested in nature to study with us as you will gain practical skills across a broad range of topics preparing you for a variety of roles. We have graduates working across a variety of sectors."

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Andrew French

"I have been running my own business for over 8 years and studying the Interactive Media degree meant I could carry on working while studying. I knew that I wanted to be involved in the creative industries and the course assisted me in adapting to the real world, learning new skills and developing existing ones."

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Karen, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

“I knew I wanted to work in conservation and have a practical job where I get to spend time outside and give our environment a helping hand. I progressed from the NC Applied Science course to the degree which gave me a really broad knowledge base about so many topics.”

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Phil, Engineering Lecturer

"The NC Engineering course is an ideal starting point if you are looking to gain practical skills supported by underpinning knowledge to get ahead in a variety of roles in a well paid growth industry."

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Philip, BSc (Hons) Interactive Media

“I returned to education after serving in the Royal Air Force as the Interactive Media course catered to both my artistic and technical interests with a nice balance of practical to theory based learning.”

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Riley, Built Environment

"This course gave me a rough idea of what to expect after college with an overview on general joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical work. I also gained skills in teamwork and problem solving which I now use in my apprenticeship. After I have completed my apprenticeship and gained enough experience I would like to set up my own business."

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Jonathan, NC Engineering Systems

“I decided to return to education after being made redundant to retrain and refresh my skills.  At first it was daunting, but the course is great and I hope to progress onto the degree, as I can study on my doorstep and juggle my family commitments at the same time.”

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Ilkka, HNC Horticulture

"I picked Moray College UHI because it is a small, personal, friendly College, in a quiet, clean and beautiful part of the world with fantastic access to good surfing beaches, excellent winter sports and hill walking."

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Nicole, NC Computing with Digital Media

"I am so glad I took the plunge to leave my full time job to study full time at college. My class mates are great and the lecturers are approachable and will do everything they can to support and help you.  I have really enjoyed learning new skills especially the Applications Development and can’t wait to progress onto the HNC."

Ross, Construction Lecturer

“On completing the Built Environment course, a range of opportunities within the construction industry are available to students, the aim of the course is to use it as a stepping stone into the construction industry, helping students gain knowledge and practical skills that will help them gain employment.”

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David, Computing Digital Media

“My goal is to become a Sound Designer in the gaming industry as I have found a passion for games and audio through doing the computing with digital media courses.”

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James, Practical Science

"The small class sizes are really good because it means the learning experience is more personal and lecturers are able to spend time with you explaining things"

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Justin, Built Environment

“I applied for this course as I wanted to become a joiner. I learnt a lot and gained new skills which have helped me get my apprenticeship job with MacGillivray Construction.”

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Megan, Computing and Digital Media

"After passing the school programme course and leaving school I applied to do NC Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 6. The jump wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, since I already had been to college it was easy to settle in. Even if you’re nervous and shy to try new things. It will be the best experience!”

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Lorraine, Learning Development Worker

“As well as the excellent academic team, Moray College UHI offers support in many other ways. I am available to horticulture students who may need any additional pastoral support throughout their time at college. I love the personal interaction that I have with the students, building relationships and helping to support students to achieve their own personal goals. I also offer support with employability skills, such as CVs and interview skills, to give students the skills they need to move forward in their career”.

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Graham, Computing and Digital Media Lecturer

“Our students can pursue a variety of roles, depending on the pathway that they take. We have had students take up position as software developers, software testers, web designers, database administrators, network managers etc. However, the industry is constantly changing and at present more students are considering careers in games development or cybersecurity.”