Student Charter

We are in a partnership with you while you are at West Highland College UHI and aim to support you in meeting your educational goals.

This partnership approach means that we both have rights and responsibilities in relation to your studies. You have responsibilities as a student to yourself, your fellow students, and our staff and so we expect you to put effort into your studies, to behave responsibly, to attend regularly and to hand in assessments on time. In return, you have the right to be treated fairly and equally.

We work to ensure that from your first enquiry, to asking for advice when you want to move on, a range of excellent services are available to you. The Student Charter outlines in full our joint rights and responsibilities. West Highland College UHI has signed up to this, and when you enrol, you will sign up to it too.

West Highland College UHI will provide you with:

•    A prompt, efficient and fair response when dealing with your enquiry, application and selection.
•    Information and support if you have a disability or additional learning needs.
•    An impartial information, advice and guidance service covering education, careers, finance and personal matters.
•    A comprehensive Induction programme.
•    Education of a consistently high standard.
•    An opportunity to comment on your course and your experience of the College.
•    Services delivered in a non-discriminatory manner, promoting equality of opportunity for all.
•    An environment which promotes good relations between people of all racial groups.
•    A prompt and through investigation of any complaint, leading to a solution within a reasonable time.
•    An environment where diversity is recognised and valued.

In return we expect you to:

•    Value the time you spend at West Highland College UHI.
•    Put your best efforts into your studies.
•    Attend all classes regularly and arrive on time.
•    Comply with West Highland College UHI and course requirements, including meeting deadlines for completion of work.
•    Respect the College environment and avoid dropping litter or damaging property.
•    Follow our Health and Safety Rules, especially in workshops, laboratories and practical areas.
•    Behave responsibly as part of the West Highland College UHI multi-cultural community.
•    Treat other students and staff with respect.
•    Follow the College Disciplinary code.

College Policies

There are a number of policies which you must be aware of and adhere to during your time at West Highland  College UHI to help ensure your health and safety, to provide you with a student charter to help you success and policies on exams, attendance and plagiarism.

You can access these policies using the links on this page:

Positive Behaviour Management Policy and Disciplinary Procedures

Student Attendance, Participation & Achievement Policy

Smoking Policy

ICT Password Policy

ICT Acceptable Use Policy