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Student Life

There's more to student life than learning.  There's the chance to relax and have fun, to meet new people and experience different cultures, to try new activities.

As well as great accommodation and learning facilities, the College boasts a friendly and vibrant community with plenty of opportunities to fill your diary.  You can get involved in some of the student groups and activities based on campus or through UHI, such as Comann nan Oileanach or UHISA, or with one of the many community groups and activities which take place on or near Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

The College is used as a venue by the local community arts group, Seall, who organise concerts, plays and dance events, where you can see everything from African tribal music to Spanish opera to Hebridean ballet.

Club Film, always keen to welcome new volunteers and committee members, shows films throughout the year from all corners of the globe, from blockbusters to art-house classics. Students also get reduced annual membership or ticket prices.

If you want to stay fit and healthy, you could join the local football club, Sleat & Strath FC, which train nearby or become a member of Sleat Badminton Club.  Or maybe you would prefer an aerobics class at the College or a hike with the recently formed Club Coiseachd.

Students also get free entry to the museum and archive at Armadale Castle, which houses an incredible collection of papers and artifacts related to Sleat's past. If this grabs you, maybe you should check out the local history society? You will find Gaelic-speaking members there that you can chat to.

Music is a major part of the community life of Sleat, where the College is based. There are regular music sessions in the nearby hotels and pubs, and you're more than welcome to go along and join in.  Maybe you wish to play Gaelic punk/rock music with students and staff, which marries the Gaelic language to a very non-traditional musical style.

There are plenty of local haunts where you can enjoy a night out- how riotous is up to you!



Slan, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s on-campus gym facilities, was opened in 2017 and is open to students, staff and members of the Sleat Community. There are 5 pieces of gym exercise equipment and a large space which can be used for Yoga, Pilates and such exercises. Membership for the gym can be purchased from Reception where an gym induction session will be organised between the College and Comann nan Oileanach. 

*Gym facilites are closed at present due to Covid-19 restrictions.*