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 below 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.
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.
Expected Behaviour Policy
The policy sets out expectations for behaviour by parties involved in Appeals, Complaints and Student Conduct procedures and specifies how we will manage cases where behavior is problematic.
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.
Good Citizen Guide
Our Good Citizen Guide provides details on the Covid-19 guidelines in Scotland and what is expected of our students, how to report breaches to the University, and how failure to comply with these guidelines will be dealt with, including possible disciplinary action.
It is important to recognise that people who are not adhering to the measures will generally just need reminding of what the expectations are and we are encouraging everyone to do this in the first instance.
Where someone continues to behave in a way which you feel places others at risk, or appears to be intentionally failing to follow the guidelines, you should report this to the University using this webform:
You can also:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact ResLife if you are in University Accommodation.