Student policies

Argyll College UHI Ltd operates in an open and transparent way. The following publications provide information on our structure and policies.

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Mission and Values

Mission Statement

Argyll College UHI will provide high quality innovative education opportunities, act as an economic driver to enhance the skills and development of the local economy and develop a reputation for excellence which will encourage students to study in the communities we serve.

College Values

We want to be recognised as;

  • Inclusive - education for all
  • Of our Community – be engaged and responsive
  • Providing individualised learning – be innovative
  • Student centred – respect for the whole student (nurturing, supporting, personalisation)
  • A valued contributor to education and economic development in Argyll and the Isles
  • Good partners – to widen opportunities

We aim to provide a high standard of service. Any expression of dissatisfaction by students or customers is treated seriously. Details of  are now available.

We should aspire to -

  • Industry standard courses (not just SQA)
  • Specialist centres and unique provision (including degree)
  • Be responsive to local needs
  • Develop Research activity
  • Consistent and clear progression
  • Educational tourism
  • Aspirational choice both locally & nationally
  • Recognisable dynamic brand
  • Providing appropriate innovative education
  • First choice provider for local organisations and stakeholders
  • Sustainability in all our operations
  • More responsive to local need
  • More teaching space Flexible space utilisation, maximise usage
  • Defined student space
  • Student halls
  • Appropriate & up to date resources
  • Focused and appropriate support services

Student Policies

The following policies set out our aims and objectives..

  • Extended Learning Support Policy
    Argyll College UHI is committed to supporting all of its students, including those with additional needs, in achieving their educational and personal goals, and strives to provide appropriate and effective support to reflect this.
  • ICT Acceptable Use
    Argyll College computer systems are linked to other academic networks. Any person wishing to use our computer system must agree to the terms of this policy.
  • Argyll College student disciplinary policy
    Argyll College UHI believes that effective learning and teaching is best achieved in an ordered and disciplined environment and that every student and member of staff has the right to such an environment. The student disciplinary policy aims to provide a consistent approach to issues of discipline across the college so as to provide such an environment.
  • Fee and Fee Waiver Policy
    Students may qualify for a discount in their course fees. This document outlines the criteria and application process
  •  Course Fees Policy
    The purpose of this policy is to outline the principles applied in respect of course fees, offering instalment facilities, fee waivers and refunds. This policy is compliant with the UHI HE Fees Policy and SFC Regulations.
  • Student Malpractice Policy
    Argyll College UHI expects students (candidates) to act with honesty and integrity, and behave considerately, at all times.
  • Access to Assessment Arrangements Policy
    Assessment should be a fair test of a learner’s knowledge and what they are able to do.
  • FE Academic Appeals Policy
    This policy, together with its associated procedures, provides an appeals procedure to ensure that Argyll College UHI policies and procedures are applied appropriately, fairly and consistently to all students.

Argyll College UHI makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information provided through this web site, published on the Internet, is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, there may be inadvertent and occasional errors, including typographical errors, for which we apologise. Information may also be updated or changed at any time without notice


  • Student Charter
    Argyll College, as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands Millennium Project, aims to provide accessible education and training of the highest standard, to support the development of people, businesses and communities in Argyll and the Islands. This document details our aims.
  • List of Unacceptable Behaviours
    The following are examples of what Argyll College considers to be unacceptable behaviour which may result in disciplinary action.
  • Course Fees Policy