Whit is UHISA?
The UHI Students' Associe exists tae furder enhance the student experience o aabodie studyin at UHI. This is achievit by representin the students' needs on a wheen o UHI comatees an by helpin tae create an develop a diverse reenge o social activites for students.
Aa UHI students (thae what study at HNC, HND, degree or postgraduate level within UHI) automatically become memmers o UHISA at the pynt thay tak oot in. This means that they are entitelt tae staun an vote in UHISA elections, be active memmers o UHISA affiliatit curns an associes an tak pairt in maist activities whilk are organised by UHISA.
Whit wey is UHI run?
The Associs is run by memmers o the UHISA Executive Comatee, a bodie medd up o electit individuals, ilkane representin ane o UHI's pairtner institutions plus twa student officer posts; Preses and Vi ce Preses. It is the Preses and Vice Preses wha tak responsibility for rinnin UHISA affairs on a dat-tae-day basis. Altho bein relatively smaa curn o students, the Executive Comatee is haudeb accoontable by the UHISA Student Cooncil. The Student Cooncil is a lairger curn o students wha help the Executive Comatee mak deceesions that affeck whit UHI is an whit UHI daes, an there are a nummer s sindrie weys for students tae get involvit in either o thir wechty curns.
Whit aboot elections?
Ane o the maist wechty elements o democracy in ony students' associe or union is the election process. This provides the opportunity for students tae nominate thairsels for available poseetions within the Associs an offer the student body the chaunce tae vote for the candidate(s) thay wad like tae see represent thaim. It is as weel an opportunity tae air ony ither issues, relatin tae thair education or itherwise, whilk a student micht hae