The University of the Highlands and Islands is one of 17 Scottish universities that have come together to create a new online training course to raise awareness of gender-based violence in colleges and universities.  

The university developed the first open access resource which is tailored to support the implementation of gender-based violence training for all staff in Scottish colleges and universities. The course builds on the work of the Scottish Government's Equally Safe in Higher Education Toolkit and carried out in partnership with Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education - Scotland.

Course author and former Equally Safe in Higher Education national lead Dr Anni Donaldson said: "We are launching the resource as part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign, the United Nations' annual global campaign ‘UNiTE by 2020 to end violence against woman', which started on the 25 November. 

Staff and students at Lews Castle College UHI are supporting the #LoveScotlandsColleges national campaign to highlight the importance and strength of Scotland’s colleges. 

The week-long campaign, which kicks off today, St Andrews Day, 30 November, will showcase and celebrate the outstanding work of colleges the length and breadth of Scotland.

Brainchild of the CDN Marketing and Communications Network, this collaborative campaign is supported right across the college sector. It will highlight national and local examples of how colleges are supporting students, communities, businesses, staff and the economy.

Lews Castle College UHI and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are delighted to announce the appointment of Peel Interactive to the Uist Virtual Archaeology Project.

Peel Interactive will create a digital App containing Augmented Reality reconstructions, and mixed-media exhibitions which will showcase seven archaeological sites along the Hebridean Way in Uist and Benbecula.