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 in 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, who 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 walking group, Club Coiseachd.
Students also get free entry to the museum and archive at Armadale Castle, which houses an incredible collection of papers and artefacts 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, with regular traditional music sessions in the nearby hotels and pubs around Sabhal Mòr. If Gaelic punk/rock music is more your thing, there’s something for everyone too!
There are plenty of local haunts where you can enjoy a night out- how riotous is up to you!
SLÀN – GYM
Slan, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s on-campus gym facilities, is open to students, staff and members of the Sleat Community. There are 5 pieces of gym equipment and a large space that can be used for yoga, pilates and other group exercises. Gym memberships can be purchased from Reception, where a gym induction session will be organised between the College and Comann nan Oileanach.
Links to the UHI Online Learning and Brightspace ‘How to’ guides and manuals.
As a student of the College you will be encouraged to contribute to what is happening in the community.
Skye offers students a distinctive cultural experience and is a truly unique place to live.