Tuesday 8th May 2018

Total Success at HISA Sports Day

When you can bring students together from across 13 Colleges spanning the Scottish highlands and islands for a jam-packed day of sport and physical activity you know you are onto a winner.

The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) Sports Day turned two on Friday 20th April as the multi-sport and physical activity event ran for a second year.

Appropriately labelled as a ‘total success’, the day involved students from across the University of the Highlands and Islands who were fortunate enough to enjoy coaching from Inverness Harriers, High Life Highland and Scottish Rugby.

An action packed day full of activities including mini-challenges, Highland dancers, HISA’s own mini-Highland Games, a massive game of rounder’s and loads old-school sports day activities!

Callum Stephen, Vice-president of Further Education at HISA, had this to say:

“I had a great day hosting the HISA Sports Day this year! As the HISA Vice President of Further Education I am very involved in Clubs and Societies at UHI, and getting to see an event like Sports Day take place after all the work that has gone on behind the scenes is really gratifying.

This was my first ever time at this event and it was great to see students from all over UHI – even Shetland College – taking part. We were really lucky that the weather held out for most of the day, and I can’t wait to see how much bigger and better Sports Day it will be in the future!”

Charity Leg Wax

We were pleased to have four brave men taking part in the charity leg wax! HISA representatives included Vice President of Further Education, Callum Stephen, and CEO Graeme Kirkpatrick, while UHI had Dean of Students Iain Morrison and Assistant Principal Gary Campbell stepping up.

Although the final amount raised is still to be finalised, we expect it to be around £500 – a great total for our chosen charity, Befrienders Highland, UHI’s charity of the year.


Students from all over UHI came to take part – nine of the Academic Partners were represented at the event, including many from further afield, including Shetland, Orkney, Lewis and Oban.

We had over 50 students in attendance, who all got to know people studying at other colleges through the course of the day, which was great to see!