The complaint procedure is designed to ensure that complaints are properly investigated and are given careful and fair consideration.
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- Video: Procedure for the University's Complaint's Procedure
- British Sign Language, Procedure for the University's Complaint's Procedure
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. There is a BSL version of the quick guide to our Complaints Procedure.
- Video: Quick Guide for the University's Complaint Procedure
- British Sign Language, Quick Guide for the University's Complaint Procedure
Making a complaint in Gaelic
Complaints submitted in Gaelic will receive a response in Gaelic; however, timescales for response may be longer than standard, due to the need for translation. Complainants will be told when they can expect a response if an extension to the usual timescale is necessary.
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 behaviour 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.