Further Education News
As I am sure you will all understand we have decided to cancel the ERI External seminar that was scheduled for the 31st March. This was to be a talk by David Agombar about saving the Albatross through use of new technology for longline fishing, the Hookpod.
North Highland College UHI celebrates a milestone this year with 60 years in education. North Highland College UHI first opened in 1959 as Thurso Technical College to serve the training needs for Dounreay.
We are delighted to invite you to our next external seminar, being held on Thursday 23rd August. Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Thurso have two speakers, Alam Sarawar and Sayam Chowdhury who will be talking about "Saving Critically Endangered birds in Bangladesh." The presentation will be held in the ERI seminar room, Castle Street in Thurso - doors open at 5.15pm.
Over 140 pupils from Thurso High School, Wick High School, Golspie High School and Tain Royal Academy descended upon North Highland College UHI's ETEC building last week to take part in The Bloodhound Project Model Rocket Car Challenge. This is a global competition backed by Guinness World Records.
The talk will be TUESDAY 7th of April, at 17:30 at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle street, Thurso. Dr.
A few activities for young children and the family at Easter from Ormlie Community Association. Monday 13th to Thursday 16th april 2015..
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland. Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.
If the kids are looking for things to do then take look at the Ormlie Summer Programme.
Students at North Highland College UHI enjoyed a series of activities to learn how to better manage their money during Barclays Money Skills Week. The interactive events covered themes such as budgeting, saving and spending, and were designed to be entertaining and informative.
Last weekend was the North Highland College Equestrian Centre Spring Show which attracted entries from all over Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness. Judges Fiona Cameron, Melrose & Kimberley Nicoll, Ayrshire were both extremely impressed with both the standard of horses & ponies and the riders.
In 2013 DSRL held a week-long pilot course called Ready Steady Work to help senior pupils in Caithness and North Sutherland prepare themselves for work. Following positive feedback, DSRL now proposes to hold this event again in 2014 offering the option of two different weeks.
The talk will take place this coming Thursday, the 27th February at 1730, at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle Street. Dr Ingrid Mainland, from Orkney College UHI will be talking to us about ‘Farming and Feasting at the Iron Age site of Mine Howe, Orkney’ Excavations at Minehowe, an enigmatic site on the Orkney Mainland, have recovered rich bioarchaeological assemblages including carbonised plant remains, land and marine molluscs and mammal, bird and fish bone, dating from the 3rd century BC to the fourth-fifth centuries AD.