Read Victoria's Story

Victoria Whiteford is studying in her fourth year of the BA (Hons) Scottish History and Theology at our Inverness College UHI campus.

"I went directly into the second year after being out of university for three years. I was concerned that I would feel out of my depth going into a new field but my trepidations were immediately set aside once I met my tutors and fellow students. The staff are much more accessible than I had experienced previously at a different university: they encourage you to engage with the course material and help if you are struggling.

In third year I had some great volunteering opportunities including working with the Centre for History. I’ve gained experience in statistics, cataloguing, archiving and events. I’ve also worked with David Worthington, head of the centre, on his conference 'Unheard Voices, Unseen Communities: Perspectives on Polish Ethnicity in Scotland'.

Due to the support of the staff, and the method of teaching, I have reconsidered my future and I am contemplating doing a Masters once I finish my Honours degree."

Advice for anyone considering studying with us?

"While applying I was given huge support and information from the admissions team. This not only solidified my decision to study with the university but also made the whole prospect exciting.