Equality, diversity & inclusion

SRUC is committed to valuing diversity and advancing equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities. We believe that this is fundamental to the development of an inclusive working and learning environment in which all employees and learners can fulfil their potential.

We work hard to promote inclusive working and learning environments, and to deliver inclusive services which are free from discrimination and where our employees, students, and anyone associated with SRUC are treated fairly.

Our actions to promote, encourage, enforce, and report on equality, inclusion and diversity at SRUC are structured around numerous policies and commitments, action plans, and legal obligations.

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Privacy notice, GDPR & cookies

Protecting the privacy of our customers, students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, is important to our operations and mission.

SRUC is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of their personal data.

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Freedom on Information

SRUC has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner, who is responsible for enforcing the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FoISA). We have made a commitment to publish all information which we hold which falls within the classes of information in the scheme and are required by FoISA to have due regard to the public interest in providing access to the information that we hold which relates to the services we provide, the cost of those services, the standard of those services, the facts that inform the important decisions we take and the reasoning that informs our decisions.


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Complaints handling procedure

At SRUC we are committed to providing excellence in all our services delivered through our endeavours in education, research, consultancy and professional services.

If you consider that SRUC has failed to do this, we need to know so we can put it right. We recognise that on occasion, legitimate complaints may be raised and will ensure that any lessons that may be learnt from complaints are used to continuously improve our services. To this end, we will record details, outcomes and actions in relation to the specific complaint

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Modern Slavery Act

In recognition of its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 SRUC adopts a robust approach to eliminating slavery and human trafficking across all of its activities. 

SRUC's modern slavery statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Act, and sets out our actions to understanding potential modern slavery risks related to our activities, and our commitment to minimising the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to procurement activities and associated supply chains.

For further information, please contact Andrew Tennant, Head of Procurement at



Our goal is to ensure our website is accessible to all users whatever type of device they are using and whatever their disability, including those with impaired vision, motor difficulties, cognitive impairments or learning disabilities, deafness or impaired hearing.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

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Climate Change Action Plan

SRUC’s journey to become an enterprise university at the heart of the natural economy requires a holistic view of our own impact on the environment and what we will do about climate change.

The SRUC Climate Change Action Plan sets out the steps SRUC will take to reduce total carbon emissions by 20% by 2025 (from the 2020 baseline) as a milestone towards becoming net zero organisation by 2040.

You can download the full SRUC Climate Change Action Plan or a shortened version for your convenience.

You can also download our 2023 Climate Change Action Plan Annual Report or watch this video for an overview of our work on climate change. 

If you’d like to speak to us about our Climate Change Action Plan, please email


SRUC is committed to promoting sustainability in the land-based sector, helping to mitigate climate change and minimising any adverse impact of our activities, directly and through our influence on others.

Our pledge is always to meet or exceed relevant environmental regulations, and other environmental related requirements, through the continual improvement of systems that manage the environment and prevent pollution.

Read our full Environment Policy here.

Fair Work First

Fair Work First is the Scottish Government's flagship policy for driving high quality and fair work across the labour market in Scotland by applying fair work criteria to grants, other funding and contracts being awarded by and across the public sector, where it is relevant to do so. 

SRUC is committed to ensuring that we have in place fair working practices and is committed to advancing the Fair Work First criteria.

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Management systems certifications

SRUC operate a suite of management systems covering environmental, health and safety and quality assurance, which are certified against the corresponding ISO standards.

  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System requirements (SAC Consulting and SRUC Research). Contact: Keith Fowler
  • ISO 17025 – General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (for SRUC Veterinary Services and SAC Commercial Ltd). Contact: Niall Tennant and Lorraine Connell

  • ISO 45001 – Occupational health and safety management system requirements. Contacts: Steven Young, Bob Graham and Kimberley Kent

  • ISO 14001 – Environmental management system requirements (Environment Team only). Contact: Rebecca Audsley

Key Performance Indicators

This report focuses only on our Further Education provision, which means all courses up to and including SCQF Level 6. Because SRUC is a designated Higher Education Institution the report does not include SCQF Level 7 (Higher National Certificate) and above. The overarching data is published annually by the Scottish Funding Council.

The data is used to review our academic outcomes on an annual basis and allows us to benchmark ourselves nationally against the rest of the Scottish college sector.

Download the SRUC Key Performance Indicators 2022-23 and related data tables here.

Education manual

The SRUC Education Manual contains all SRUC policy and procedure documents related to the delivery of taught Education at SRUC.

Health & safety policy statement

Health, safety and well-being are an essential part of every function within SRUC and its subsidiaries,
and we fully accept our responsibilities for the health and safety of our employees and stakeholders.

Download our health and safety policy statement here.


The eduroam (education roaming) service provides secure wireless access for SRUC students and staff, as well as visitors from other organisations that are part of the eduroam federation, across all of SRUC's campuses. 

SRUC users are also able to use the eduroam wireless service hosted at other eduroam member sites worldwide.

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With hundreds of courses across more than 20 disciplines, we provide the skills, experience and confidence you need to create a successful career.

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Business Services

Our business services work across food supply chains and the natural economy to help clients rise to the challenge of climate change and scientific and technological transformation.

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Working with industry and policy makers, our staff and students design, develop and deliver real-world change to benefit the global natural economy.

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