Student partnership agreement


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

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 2020-21 was agreed with the university's Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) and HISA.  You can read the SPA 2020-21 here. This file also contains details of progress towards the work themes detailed in the 2019-20 SPA.  Please email  if you would like further information.

Agreement news and updates

Three working groups have been established to progress work on this year's themes. 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 is published here and in our Network students newsletter.

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