The University has a number of policies relating to students’ rights and responsibilities:
Students, staff and members of the public have a right to expect that any personal data they supply to the University will be held securely and used appropriately. The purpose of this policy is to protect the rights and freedoms of individuals when processing personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The use of University IT facilities is governed by the IT Acceptable Use Policy. By using University computer equipment or the University network, you are accepting this policy and any of the consequences that could arise if used inappropriately. The policy also contains an appendix providing good practice guidance in the use of social media at UWS.
The University of the West of Scotland confirms its commitment to a policy of equal opportunities within the University. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no student or prospective student should face discrimination or receive less favourable treatment.
This Policy has been developed to provide transparency in the admissions processes and practices of the University of the West of Scotland, ensuring that a quality service is provided to all applicants.
The University takes student support and guidance seriously. We aim to ensure all students have a positive experience while studying with us. This policy describes the support and guidance options available to students.
This guidance is designed to encourage early notification of pregnancy or parental responsibilities and to outline the key responsibilities of staff, students and placement providers.
All applicants and students must declare any relevant police investigations and criminal convictions. This is a requirement before commencing with the University and throughout the duration of the course.
This policy covers both the admissions process and continuing studies within UWS. It ensures applicants and students who declare a criminal conviction will be treated fairly and transparently.
UWS aims to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This policy is our commitment to provide a smoke free environment for everyone. This includes students, staff, visitors and contractors. The policy covers our Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley campuses.
The purpose of this policy is to enable effective control of all debts owed to the University. It explains the process to be followed in the event of fees and other charges remaining unpaid after the due date.