Student partnership agreement

The Student Partnership Agreement sets out how students and staff can work together to improve the student experience.

Principal and HISA President sign student partnership agreement in 2018

The document was developed in light of recommendations in the Post-16 Education Green Paper which advocated all Scottish universities to have a Student Partnership Agreement (SPA) with their student association. The government hoped the agreements would highlight how students can influence the life of their university and set out areas which staff and students can work on together to improve the student experience.  The university was the first in Scotland to introduce a SPA. 

The agreement for 2018-19 was agreed with the university's Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) and HISA and has been signed by both the HISA President and the Principal of the University, as pictured above.  You can read the Student Partnership Agreement 2018-19 here.  Please contact HISA or if you would like further information.

Agreement news and updates

Three working groups have been established early in the academic year to progress work on the work streams.  The work this year comprises transport, clubs and societies and class reps.  Latest news from the SPA is available here, on the HISA website, and in our Network students newsletter. Please take some time to read the mid year progress report which has details of progress towards the work themes.    

If you would like to know more about any of these activities, contact a HISA representative or