Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Learning and Teaching Academy helps to develop, share and recognise excellence, innovation and research in pedagogic practice at the university.

Their work includes:

  • Access to professional development events and opportunities
  • Providing networking opportunities, resources, and direct support for projects and initiatives
  • Funded opportunities to enable staff to engage in pedagogic scholarship and research
  • Establishing groups and fora for colleagues to collaborate in helping share and shape pedagogic developments
  • Recognising excellence in learning and teaching through the ALPINE framework

The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is located in An Lòchran at the Inverness Campus, and is utilised for activities undertaken by the Learning and Teaching Academy and EDU. It is also offered as a facility that colleagues can use to undertake their own pedagogic development and research activities.


ALPINE is the university’s framework for the recognition of good practice in learning and teaching and allows the university to award Fellowships of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).

University Mentoring Scheme

The University of the Highlands and Islands Mentoring Scheme offers a range of mentoring opportunities for all university colleagues, and is designed to support personal development and skills enhancement of the individual in ways that are contextualised to their own needs, interests and aspirations.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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Collaborations from the last five years

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