The University takes its responsibility towards the health of its students and staff very seriously and in 2003 the Board of Governors approved the University’s smoking policy.

These requirements were added to by The Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 26 March 2006.

As a result smoking is banned:

  • In all University buildings
  • In all University vehicles
  • Within specified areas around the entrances of its buildings

Smoking in wholly or substantially confined spaces including work vehicles is illegal and can result in fixed penalties, fines and prosecution for both the smoker and the University. Therefore, breaches of the University’s Smoking Policy will be treated very seriously. Should you see anyone in breach of the policy you may report this using a Smoking Complaint Form available at all building receptions.

The University recognises the rights of all staff and students to work in a smoke free environment. However, it also recognises the rights of individuals who choose to smoke. Designated smoking shelters will be provided on all sites for your comfort and convenience and all staff and students who wish to smoke are encouraged to use these facilities.

  • Staff, students, and visitors are advised that smoking is only permitted in the designated areas and smoking shelters provided.
  • Smoking is not permitted within 15 metres of any building and especially around the areas leading to or from the building entrances.
  • Smoking is also not permitted within any University building, vehicle, workshop, storage facility or garage.

Smoking Exclusion Zones (PDF 350KB)

How to make a complaint

If you identify someone smoking in a designated no smoking zone and wish to make a complaint please use the form below. Once completed the form should be sent to Estates and Property Services, Central Services Building, Garthdee Campus.

Smoking Complaint Form (DOC 220KB)

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