The Academic Standards and Quality Regulations have been developed to fulfil the regulatory requirements of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and are consistent with the Memorandum and Articles of the university.
The regulations cover all undergraduate and postgraduate students and originally were ratified by Network Academic Council (NAC) in October 1997. Since then, the regulations have been subject to regular amendments and additions. The regulations included here are listed with a note of the dates of approval.
Regulations and procedures are regularly reviewed and enhanced, and regulatory changes are ratified by Academic Council. This ensures that the university’s regulatory framework remains in line with sector-recognised standards and expectations, including those of QAA Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council, and that it is aligned with the university’s academic structures and curriculum.
Whenever there is a change to assessment regulations, the university applies the principle of ‘no detriment’ to ensure students part-way through their studies are not disadvantaged by the change.
Since February 2011, all taught degrees have been awarded by University of the Highlands and Islands, as distinct from UHI Millennium Institute, which was the institutional name prior to the achievement of university title.
The university achieved research degree awarding powers in June 2017. Academic Council approved relevant regulations in December 2016, applicable from 2017-18 onwards for all students registered for research awards made by the university, and for the management and standards of research programmes and awards.
Students who are registered for a research award with the University of Aberdeen under the accreditation agreement will continue to be subject to the regulatory framework of that agreement.
The electronic version of UHI Academic standards and quality regulations, along with all appendices, additional guidance notes and supporting materials, can be accessed through the website (www.uhi.ac.uk/regulations) and should be taken as the definitive version at all times.
For any comments or questions regarding these regulations, please contact: Tara Black, Executive office firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of this publication in Braille, large print, audio CD and CD-ROM formats are also available from Tara Black (email@example.com).
These regulations are for the academic year 2020-21 and supersede all previously issued regulations.
- Exceptional progression arrangements and compensation for degree planning to progress to next year
- Information for continuing undergraduate degree students
- Information for honours level students and other final awards
- Information for students on taught postgraduate programmes
- Students can choose to submit appeals in Gaelic, and for the process to be conducted in Gaelic, if they wish using this alternative proforma