The University must comply with a significant and complex range of Scottish, UK and EU law, regulations and directives.
Familiar examples include:
The University is also accountable to Scottish Ministers, Scottish Parliament and a wide range of statutory, regulatory, funding and professional authorities for its conduct and compliance with a range of regulations, standards and good practice for core teaching, research and administrative activities.
Compliance builds public confidence and trust. It also demonstrates the University’s commitment to improve practice. Failure to do so may result in performance review, financial penalties, reputational damage or criminal prosecution.
The University’s governing body has a collective responsibility for ensuring effective compliance with legal and regulatory obligations through its governance framework.
The University institutes appropriate policies, processes and procedures to help staff understand our obligations and achieve compliance.