Ahead of this year's first Student Night on Thursday 28 March, we hear from one of our HNC Music students, Daisy Anderson.

During each academic year, there are a number of Student Nights held in Mareel where UHI Shetland students (plus some special guests) perform a variety of music they have put together during their time studying at Mareel.

"I’m Daisy Anderson and I’ve been studying HNC Music at Mareel this past year. My first student night, however, was way back in 2019. This will be my eighth Student Night and I can honestly say that each and every one of them have been brilliant fun.

Student Nights are, in a word, chaotic. Setlists and stage plans are a scarcity but with that chaos comes a unique creativity. A great part of the Student Nights is its variety - people create their own sets and play the music that they want to play. What we all share is a love of music, and while it is difficult to nail down paperwork and soundcheck times, each student is passionate about their craft.

This year we have had a real variety of genres, with the last Student Night featuring Rock, Traditional, Jazz Fusion and House Music. To showcase this variety, we have been creating a playlist which features each act’s current inspirations! Through these playlists, we hope that you will discover new music and understand a little more about each act that you see on the night.

So, what can you expect from this Student Night? Honestly, we don’t even really know what to expect... however, we are sure that you will have the time of your life."

Check out our Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:



Visit Student Night on Facebook to check out what we’ve been up to in the lead up to the Student Night:


Thursday 28 March
Doors open 7pm for 7:30pm start
Mareel, Auditorium
Free - no booking required, just show up on the night to show your support!

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