PGR Code of Practice/Privacy Notice

Our postgraduate research code of practice provides guidance and practical support for all postgraduate research students as well as those concerned with the supervision and teaching of research students.

Information contained within the Code of Practice is based on the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and provides guidance for good practice in the delivery of research awards. It should be read in conjunction with the university postgraduate research regulations.

The supervision of postgraduate students is clearly personal in character and is influenced by many factors, including the personalities involved and the environment in which the students and supervisors work. It is also understood that there will also be considerable variations in supervisory practice between disciplines. For these reasons the Code of Practice does not attempt to describe in exact detail the academic role of the supervisor. Rather it aims to identify those aspects of good supervisory practice, which are common to all disciplines, and to define the mutual responsibilities of supervisors and students.

PGR Code of Practice (Sept 2018).pdf


PGR Privacy Notice

The University of the Highlands and Islands is committed to protecting your personal information and being clear about what information we collect from you and how we use it.  This privacy notice explains how we collect, store, process and share personal data and your rights in relation to the personal data we hold, specifically concerning the processing of the personal data of the University’s postgraduate research degree applicants and students. This information is supplementary to the University’s HE admissions and enrolment privacy notices.

PGR Privacy notice 2018.pdf