Visitor policy

Informatics policy on School visitors.

Visitor definitions

The University’s Visiting Student Policy has been revised, effective 1st August 2014: University Visiting Student Policy

Additional School advice on the admission and fee status of visiting students is available at:

UG Visiting Student Policy

PGT Visiting Student Policy

PGR Visiting Student Policy

Additional School advice on the Room and Desk allocation of visiting research students and research staff is available at:

Room Allocation Policy

Supporting College Office advice on the administration of PGR Visiting Students is available at:

https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/CSEPGRS/Visiting+Students

Strategy Committee has agreed to interpret the Visiting Student Policy in the following way:

Visiting students

The School considers someone to be visiting the School in order to participate in a course or programme activity (usually for credit) to be a visiting student. As such, visitors who fall into this category must be registered on EUCLID and administered by the Student Services admin team. Visiting students may be liable to pay a tuition fee, although this may be dependent on the terms and conditions of any pre-approved MoU or MoA.

Visiting researchers

A visiting researcher is someone who is not a member of University staff, but is working for a short period of time in collaboration with an Informatics Research Institute or Research Group.  In order to gain proper recognition as a Visiting Researcher, they must be registered on the University Visitor Registration System and be sponsored for a fixed period or time by a member of Informatics academic or research staff. The School has agreed that these visitors may be students at another institution, but should not be registered on EUCLID or charged fees on the understanding that they won’t be accessing any course or programme materials.

Eminent visiting researchers

An eminent visiting researcher is someone who is not a member of University staff, but is working for a short period of time in collaboration with an Informatics Research Institute or Research Group. In order to gain proper recognition as a Visiting Researcher, they must be registered on the University Visitor Registration System and be sponsored for a fixed period of time by a member of Informatics academic or research staff. The School has agreed that, where possible, these visitors should be allocated to dedicated visitor room and desk space for the duration of their visit.

Visiting Interns (grant funded, and non-funded)

A visiting intern will be considered as a visiting researcher, need not be registered on EUCLID, but must be recorded on the University Visitor Registration System and be sponsored for a fixed period of time by a member of Informatics academic or research staff.

 

Policy Approved by: Strategy Committee 25/06/2014

Last Reviewed: 25/06/2014