The Hugh Baird University Centre will do all that it reasonably can to provide educational services as described in the prospectus or in other documents issued by it, to appropriately enrolled students. Sometimes circumstances beyond the control of the Hugh Baird University Centre mean that it cannot provide such educational services.
Examples of such circumstances include:
(a) industrial action by Hugh Baird University Centre staff or third parties
(b) the unanticipated departure of key members of Hugh Baird University Centre staff
(c) power failure
(d) acts of terrorism
(e) damage to buildings or equipment
(f) the acts of any governmental or local authority; or
(g) where the numbers recruited to a course are so low that it is not possible to deliver an appropriate quality of education for students enrolled on it as per Section C1 of Hugh Baird College’s Terms and Conditions. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course. If a course is deemed not to have sufficient student numbers, we will notify you by 31 August prior to the start of the relevant academic year.
The Hugh Baird University Centre will take all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and to affected students, by, for example, offering affected students the chance to move to another course or institution, or by delivering a modified version of the same course, but to the full extent that is possible under the general law excludes liability for any loss and/or damage suffered by any applicant or student as a result of those circumstances.
The Hugh Baird University Centre will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver the course in accordance with the description applied to it in the Hugh Baird University Centre’s prospectus for the academic year in which you begin the course. However, the Hugh Baird University Centre will be entitled to make reasonable changes to the course (including to the content and syllabus of the course where developments in the subject area make that necessary, or to the location of the course or the method of delivery of the course) where that will enable the Hugh Baird University Centre to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students enrolled on the course. In making any such changes, the Hugh Baird University Centre will aim to keep the changes to the minimum necessary to achieve the required quality of experience and will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required. If the Hugh Baird University Centre changes your course and you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
The Hugh Baird University Centre does not exclude or limit in any way its liability for:
The Hugh Baird University Centre does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the full extent possible under the general law for loss or damage to students’ property or for infection of students’ equipment caused by computer viruses, and for the consequences of any such damage.
Courses marked subject to approval from one of our University partners may be subject to change or unavailability. We welcome expressions of interest about subject to approval courses and can offer informal information, advice and guidance on these developments. However, we cannot make any formal offers until approval has been granted by the validating University partner. Approval is normally granted around June and, once approved, we will contact potential students for a formal interview and make formal offers of places. Should the course not gain approval, we will notify all potential students by 31 August prior to the start of the relevant academic year.
Courses marked as going through Periodic Course Review (PCR): In order to ensure our courses are up to date and fit for purpose, we work with our university partners to conduct periodic course reviews. This may result in changes to the course titles, list of modules or their content. Therefore, please note that the list of modules and other details indicated on each course page in both our course guide and on our website are for information purposes only. When accepting your offer of a place to study on a course, you are accepting that it is possible that not all of these modules may be available. At the point of interview, you will have an opportunity to discuss the course content and module delivery.