How to make a complaint

The complaint procedure is designed to ensure that complaints are properly investigated and are given careful and fair consideration.

Making a complaint

If you are considering making a complaint to the University, you should first:

  • Try to sort out the problem with those who are directly involved if you feel able to do so. Generally complaints are resolved more easily and effectively at an early stage and by those who have a direct influence on the situation. We call this "Frontline Resolution".
  • Have a look at the information and guidance accessible via the links above which explain the complaint procedure.
  • If you are a student, speak to an Adviser at the Students' Association Advice Place. Students' Association Advisers have a great deal of relevant experience and knowledge of the University procedures, and can also assist with potential complaints about interpersonal matters involving students or staff.

The Advice Place - Students' Association (EUSA)

If a complaint can not be resolved at the "Frontline", please complete the form. Details of how to submit a complaint are on the form.


The procedure involves up to two stages and adheres, as far as possible, to a specified timescale. Any one wishing to raise a complaint about a matter which is the responsibility of the University must do so via this procedure. Information and advice on the procedure can be accessed via the link below:


Complaint Handling Reports

Right of review

Once the complaint has exhausted all of the stages of the University complaint procedure, the complainant may ask the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman to look at the complaint.