The University has a duty of care to all students. Under the Disability Discrimination Act Part 4, the University has a duty to take every reasonable step to find out if students have a disability such as dyslexia or a mental health difficulty or long-term medical condition. The Disability Service is responsible for the co-ordination of support to students with disabilities.
This policy relates to all fees and charges payable by students to the University for the use of its facilities and the provision of its services i.e. tuition fees, accommodation charges and other fees and charges. The policy has been produced to help new students to Heriot-Watt University settle in by understanding the financial requirements of the University. Adherence to the policy will help the University to manage potential risks and problems which could otherwise arise.
The Treasury Policy applies to the entire Heriot-Watt Group covering both the University and all of its subsidiary companies. The purpose of the Policy is to identify, mitigate, manage and control financial risks.
These guidelines clarify the reward arrangements - provided for in the University Policy on Intellectual Property (IP), Confidential Information and Commercialisation - for staff when consecutive pieces of IP from their research are licensed to a company in which the inventor holds equity.
Heriot-Watt University encourages staff to make appropriate use of Web 2.0 technologies in work and private life. In order to promote student and staff safety and reduce legal, operational, financial and reputational risk to the University, all staff who use Web 2.0 services are responsible for compliance with this policy.