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Quality at Queen Margaret University

Governance and Regulations

The Governance and Regulations are published as a central and authoritative point of reference for the policies and procedures governing the academic life of Queen Margaret University. It is anticipated that the contents of the Governance and Regulations will evolve over time. For this reason the document will be published primarily in web format, making it easier to update.


  General Information
  Glossary of terms
  Mission, vision and values
  Governance and Committee Structures
  Academic structure
  Committee remits and memberships
  Committees - key contacts
  Committee Structure Diagram
  Executive and non-academic structure
  Queen Margaret University Delegated Authorisation Schedule
  Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (Scotland) Order of Council 2007
  Standing Orders for Senate
  Standing Orders for University Court
  Students' Union (external website)
  Quality Assurance and Programme Management
  Academic collaboration (taught programmes)
  External Examining
  Management of academic programmes
  Programme development, modification, monitoring and review
  Quality enhancement and assurance documents
  Quality enhancement and assurance summary
  Academic appeals procedure
  Assessment Regulations
  Boards of examiners
  Exam regulations
  PhD by Published Work regulations (MSWord)
  PhD Regulations (September 2015, updated 2016)
  Professional Doctorate Regulations (new from 2016-17)
  Professional Doctorate Regulations (September 2012, updated 2015)
  Registration Regulations
  Research Degree regulations (September 2012)
  Research Degrees Code of Practice
  Research ethics regulations, procedures and guidelines (MSWord)
  Taught Postgraduate regulations
  Taught Postgraduate generic graduate attributes
  Taught Postgraduate grade descriptors (pre 2015-16)
  Taught Postgraduate grade descriptors (new from 2015-16)
  Undergraduate generic graduate attributes
  Undergraduate grade descriptors (pre 2015-16)
  Undergraduate grade descriptors (new from 2015-16)
  University awards
  Policies and Codes of Conduct
  Admissions Policy
  Acceptable use of ICT and electronic resources (updated December 2015)
  Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy
  Code of Conduct for students
  Complaints Procedure (From 28 June 2013)
  Complaints Form (From 28 June 2013)
  Contextual Admissions Policy
  Guide to complaints for students (From 28 June 2013)
  Guide to complaints for the public (From 28 June 2013)
  Equal Opportunities
  Equipment Loan
  Extenuating Circumstances Guidance
  Extenuating Circumstances Panel
  Fitness to Practise Policy
  Intellectual Property policy
  Personal Academic Tutoring - policy
  Personal Academic Tutoring - guide for staff
  Personal Development Planning Policy
  Plagiarism - guide for academic staff
  Recognition of Prior Learning: QMU wide guidance and forms
  Student Absence Policy

Student Attendance Registration - Staff FAQs


Student Attendance Registration - Student FAQs

  Student Attendance Policy
  Student Discipline
  Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy
  Unacceptable Behaviour Policy
  Use of ICT and electronic resources
  Health and Safety
  Health and Safety Policy
  Note that University has agreed a schedule for ongoing review of policies and procedures. Please contact Dawn Martin, Assistant Secretary, Governance and Quality Enhancement, for further information.


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