A fund from the UHI is celebrating its tenth birthday.
The Student Development fund was launched in October 2009 and has supported over 400 students.
Christian Gamauf, a Lews Castle College UHI graduate from Glasgow said: “I hugely benefitted from the Student Development Fund throughout my time at the university. I was able to take part in some amazing opportunities throughout the UK, in Europe and North America.
"These trips were highly valuable to my student experience and overall development as performing musician.
"Being able to connect with other traditional musicians from around the world was fantastic.
“I was also able to gain experience in project planning and budgeting, which has been really beneficial for future freelance projects.”
Alison Wilson, Head of Development at the university reflects on how donations transform students’ lives: "This milestone is an ideal time to reflect on what the fund has accomplished.
"Grants totalling over £165,000 have now been awarded, made possible by kind donations from businesses and individuals.
"The impact of those gifts has been huge. They have helped our students to feel supported, encouraged, and motivated to succeed.
"They have provided unforgettable development experiences, opened minds to new ideas and helped develop connections with new people and places. They have allowed students to work in local communities and on research contributing to global social issues.
“Looking to the future, we want to continue to help many more students access unique learning experiences and we can only do so by securing new donors to fund future rounds of support for our students. No matter what size of donation, it really makes a difference and if any local business or individual feels they would like to help in some small way I’d be delighted to hear from them.”
Lews Castle College UHI is pleased to announce a new online Gaelic language learning course.