Our policies

The policies and procedures governing the activities of Heriot-Watt University are available below, grouped under their functional categories.

Web, privacy and legal policies

Privacy and your data rights

Learn more about how we use your personal data in our series of Privacy notices.

University policies

Academic policies and procedures
Charter and Statutes, and Ordinances and Regulations

The Charter and Statutes, and the Ordinances and Regulations provide the regulatory framework for the University and its staff and students. The Ordinances contain details on the way in which the University is governed within the general framework of the Charter and Statutes. The Regulations provide the framework for the academic work of the University, the education of its students, and such other matters as lie within the functions of Senate (such as committees and awards).

Communications and marketing policies and procedures
Facilities policies and procedures
Finance, procurement and insurance policies and procedures
Health and Safety policies and procedures
Human Resources policies and procedures
Information governance and information services
Research and Knowledge Transfer policies and procedures
Student Support policies and procedures
Sustainability policies