Ruth McFadyen, Inverness President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivienne Mackie, Vice President for Education, email@example.com
Julie Riviere, Vice President for Activities and Welfare, firstname.lastname@example.org
HISA Office, email@example.com
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This year has not been an easy one for anybody, but rest assured that the HISA Inverness team are still working away to support our students.
To start the year off, we had a #shoutforstudents campaign, which had the Ness Bridge lit up in pink and blue to show Inverness’s appreciation of the hard work, dedication and resilience shown by all our graduates from last year, that have still been unable to have a proper graduation ceremony.
As our Halls residents know, our President Ruth McFadyen and VP for Education Viv Mackie were there to meet them the weekend of the 5th and 6th of September. We had so much fun being able to chat not only to students, but their parents and families too. And hopefully, we will be popping into Halls again in the near future to say hello.
Although Freshers week was also very different this year, we still had a fun week. Online Yoga, quizzes and coffee mornings, as well as local businesses being online and available to chat. There was a joint quiz which saw Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett as quiz master, and a comedy night with Ian Stirling from Love Island!
Digital student IDs have finally arrived, and through working with local businesses and Stagecoach, our students can now get their usual student discounts. We will be continuing this work to get discounts in other outlets around the city.
We have also been working to build relationships with various organisations, clubs and societies around the area. Through this we hope to gain discounts and support for our students.
Every week since this pandemic closed our campus, we have met with the Inverness Covid team to discuss the ever changing situation. We have ensured that the students are treated fairly and with respect, and are there to voice your concerns in the current climate.
We have had social media campaigns for mental health awareness, we know that mental health is very fragile at the best of times, and during these times of hardship we know that it is even more important to seek help or advice. Make sure to reach out to the Student Support team or Togetherall if you need help or support.
Before the end of the month, we should be back in the office on a part time basis. We have been setting up a booking process but will also be available to students who are already on campus for a drop in. When I say office, what I really mean is a desk in the atrium, with the option to take it into the office if confidentiality is required.
And lastly, our Class Representatives. We have had a fantastic response from the student body, and have already signed up a number of reps for this year. However, there is always plenty room for more. If your class hasn’t got a class rep yet, what are you waiting for, speak to your PDA or PAT and get yourself nominated. We can’t offer free pizza – yet – but who knows what is round the corner!
Indoor Climbing Club
Digital Creative Club
HISA Rainbow Foundation
Inverness College Rowing Association
Tabletop Games Society
You can also find a list of regional clubs and societies here!
Keep an eye on the HISA Inverness social media for more details!