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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 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. 

We should aspire to:

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  • 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 content

Student policies

Student policies

The following policies set out our aims and objectives..

  • AC Positive Learning Environment Policy – The policy seeks to promote, encourage and recognise a positive learning environment, and engender a culture of equality, diversity and openness. We expect conduct that helps to create a positive and safe learning environment that reinforces our culture. This policy fits into a broader framework of policies related to culture, conduct and discipline.
  • Tertiary Learning Support Policy – This policy sets out a regional approach to learner support for Argyll College UHI and all academic partners in the University of the Highlands and Islands. The college committed to providing an inclusive learning environment in which every student can make the most of learning and development opportunities available throughout their student journey.
  • 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.
  • Fees and Funding Guide – 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.
  • Further Education Fee Waiver Policy – This document sets out the policy for the awarding of further education fee waivers in Argyll College UHI. This policy refers to Scottish Funding Council policy and guidelines on fee waivers, which is reviewed annually. A position is also set out for the awarding of discretionary fee waivers from a college’s individual budget
  • Student Support Funds Policy – The purpose of this policy is to outline the principles underpinning the College’s process of assessing and distributing Student Support Funds. The overarching aim of this policy is to ensure that as many eligible students as possible have access to funds within allocated budgets.
  • 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.
  • Attendance Procedures for Students – Students should aim to attend all of their scheduled classes/activities. Both authorised and unauthorised absences will affect a student’s attendance percentage.
  • Equality and Diversity Policy – This policy provides a framework within which equal opportunities issues can be effectively managed to promote the value and benefits of social diversity within the College. It supports the development and continuous improvement of an inclusive approach to all College activities.

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

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AC Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct sets out expectations for all students enrolled at Argyll College UHI, the University of the Highlands and Islands and all Academic Partners. All students are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner to other students, staff and external organisations.

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