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 2019-20 was agreed with the university's Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) and HISA and will be signed by both the HISA President and the Principal of the University shortly.  You can read the Draft SPA 2019-2020 here. This file also contains details of progress towards the work themes detailed in the 2018-19 SPA which is pictured being signed above.  Please contact HISA or if you would like further information.

Agreement news and updates

Three working groups will be established early in the academic year to progress work on the work streams. The work this year comprises transport, student funding, and student community.  These are three themes that students  have raised as issues they would like to see included in the SPA this year.  Latest news from the SPA will be published here, on the HISA website, and in our Network students newsletter.

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