Student support is the responsibility of the partner institution. Support should be equivalent to that provided by QMU. This should include:
- A named contact for students to approach with any academic or personal problems (at QMU this is the Personal Academic Tutor).
- Procedures for providing support with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
- Procedures for supporting students with key academic skills such as referencing, academic writing, IT, spelling and grammar.
- Support for English language (for students whose first language is not English)
- Arrangements for personal development planning.
- Support for students from the full range of diverse backgrounds.
- Provision of careers advice.
QMU Student Services are not able to provide direct support to partner organisations but advice is available from their website.
You and your students may find the guidance on avoiding plagiarism particularly useful.
You and your students may also find the guidance around topics such as deferral on the Thinking of Leaving page useful.
As a public organisation, QMU is covered by a range of UK legislation relating to equality and diversity. Partners should be mindful that the University is committed to creating and celebrating a positive, inclusive atmosphere, based on respect for individuals’ differences, in which students and staff are actively encouraged to reach their full potential. In practice this means seeking to provide educational opportunities for all students, regardless of race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. More information can be found here.
For students who are based near Edinburgh, it may be possible for them to come onto campus to seek access to QMU Student Services. The Disability Service can offer initial appointments to discuss individual learning plans. However, any costs for specialist equipment or tutoring must be borne by the partner.