The University of the Highlands and Islands - including Lews Castle College -  has received its highest-ever rating from satisfied students.

The National Student Survey 2018 results issued yesterday (Friday July 28th)  place the university fifth in overall satisfaction in Scotland, with an increase of six per cent  in overall satisfaction.

The university has performed above the Scottish sector in almost all measures and this high level of student satisfaction can be found across all areas of the partnership.

Dr Iain Morrison, dean of students, said: “This wonderful result has been achieved through cohesive, coordinated and collective efforts by many people across the partnership.

"Every single member of teaching, support and admin staff and our partners in the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association can have a positive impact on a student’s experience and we work hard at making the university even better every day.

"To have these efforts recognised in the most important national measure of student satisfaction is testament to the high quality of hard-working colleagues we have, committed to the support and learning of our students.

"Today our students have told us that the University of the Highlands and Islands is a great place to study."