Heriot-Watt's Archive, Records Management and Museum Service (ARMMS) collects objects, works of art and archives in all formats including electronic and digital media in accordance with certain criteria. In some circumstances it is necessary for the ARMMS service to dispose of or transfer certain items from its collection. The procedures and authority for acquisition and disposal activities are outlined in detail in this policy.
The University recognises that drinking alcohol can be an enjoyable and harmless feature of student life and it has no wish to discourage sensible drinking. However, the University has a duty of care to all its students and considers that it is important to try to address the harmful effects of excessive alcohol use, whether physical, social or academic. The policy commits the University to developing a strategy to address alcohol use. The Director of Student Support and Accommodation is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy
At Heriot-Watt we are committed to fostering an environment in which students, staff and those associated with University activities may work and study effectively. All members of the University, staff and students, are responsible for ensuring that individuals do not suffer sexual, racial or any other form of harassment, and they are encouraged and supported in any legitimate complaint.
Heriot-Watt University is legally obliged to process personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998, and has a duty of care to all of its data subjects (people whose personal data we hold). Misuse of personal data by employees, including accidental or deliberate loss or disclosure to third parties, puts the University at legal and reputational risk and is likely to result in disciplinary action.
It is essential that the computing facilities at Heriot-Watt are only used in connection with the legitimate activities of members of the University. All members of the University, staff and students, and others who may be granted access through association, are required to abide by the specified Conditions of Use outlined in this policy. The policy covers the University's position on copyright abuse, spam, obscene material and other concerns and applies equally to the use of privately-owned personal computers when making use of University networks or remotely accessing elements of University computing facilities.
The University needs to obtain and process certain information about its students to allow it to register students and organise courses as well as other activities. This information is collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. If you have any questions about our Data Protection procedures, please consult our policy.
Heriot-Watt University is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of disability. All members of the University community are responsible for playing their part in achieving the aims of this policy. Policy commitments include improving access in the built environment, improved communication for disabled people, ensuring equal opportunities in employment practices, to ensure provision for disabled students to educational services such as selection based on ability, alternative teaching approaches and more.
These procedures cover non academic-related incidents regarding unacceptable behaviour by students in Halls of Residence and on campus for the guidance of wardens and security personnel. It does not cover incidents relating to unacceptable behaviour in the University Library or the inappropriate use of computing facilities. The reporting and handling of offences is covered as well as the penalties that can be imposed. Example incidents are covered and an Incident Report Form is appended.
The overall objective of this investment policy is to ensure that the University will continue to be able to meet the endowment objectives into the future, in line with the original intentions of the donors. A particular requirement is to protect those endowments in which donations were made with the requirement to set up a permanent fund, able to deliver the specified objectives(s) for perpetuity.
Heriot-Watt University is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of sex, colour, ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation or any distinction deemed to be irrelevant. The University welcomes diversity among all staff and students is always working to create conditions whereby the treatment of students, staff and applicants for employment or study is on the basis of their relative merits, abilities and potential, relative to the genuine requirement of the job or course.