Nisha Wins Student of the Year

Inspirational Student Awarded Student of the Year, ahead of first in person Graduation in Three Years.

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Nisha Hallberg

NC Art and Design student Nisha Hallberg has been awarded UHI Outer Hebrides Student of the Year award and put forward for overall UHI Student of the Year. celebrates the achievements of all students who are studying or researching at any level.

Nisha has shown herself to be an exemplary student whose resilience, work ethic, studentship and creative practice stand out, and should be commended.

Described by her lecturer Anne Mackenzie as “ambitious, enthusiastic and supportive”. Her achievements include her selection for a Graphic Design competition to design wall signage for the new Cnoc Soilleir UHI College Campus, in South Uist. Nisha’s designs were reviewed and selected by a panel of staff involved in the building project. Her beautiful winning designs responded confidently and creatively to the brief, and she displayed real professionalism whilst working with external agencies. Her work will be on display for the official opening of the building on September 1st 2022.

Nisha wrote a blog describing the opportunity to design work for the new Cnoc Soillier building and the opportunities it gave her -Blog - NC Art and Design Students Design New Installation for Cnoc Soilleir. (

Situated in the heart of Daliburgh in South Uist, Cnoc Soilleir is the new home to UHI Outer Hebrides and Ceòlas. As a new community asset, the building hosts a bespoke recording studio, a library, exhibition space, and  flexible communal space at the heart of the building that will be suitable for events with an audience of up to 60 people.

UHI Outer Hebrides Principal and CEO Sue Macfarlane, said; “We are so proud of Nisha and all she has achieved. She has shown dedication to her studies and is a great example of what students can achieve at UHI Outer Hebrides. We look forward to welcoming all our Graduates at the upcoming ceremony on August 19th and celebrating with them.”

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