Tag: Equality and diversity

Colleges and universities receive 50,000 stickers to help students experiencing gender based violence and mental health issues

A new resource to help students experiencing gender based violence and mental health issues has been launched at Edinburgh Napier University’s Bainfield student accommodation by the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science alongside the college and university sectors. Over 50,000 stickers, which detail specialist helpline numbers for people experiencing gender based violence and…

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All college and university staff given new resource to help them support anyone experiencing gender based violence

The launch of a project to support all college and university staff handle disclosures of gender based violence takes place at Edinburgh Napier University today (Thursday, 27th September) with support from the Deputy First Minister of Scotland. Over 100,000 cards have been printed and distributed to every college and university across Scotland so that staff…

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Tapping All Our Talents Review 2018: Women in STEM

Universities Scotland has responded to an open consultation by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, who are reviewing progress towards gender equality in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). You can read our full response here. In 2012, the RSE published its report Tapping All Our Talents, a comprehensive set of recommendations for Scotland aimed at increasing both the proportion of…

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Tapping All Our Talents Review 2018

Our latest blog is a guest post from Professor Lesley Yellowlees, the Chair of the Tapping All Our Talents Review 2018: Women in STEM Review Group. In 2012, the Royal Society of Edinburgh published Tapping All Our Talents, highlighting the stark finding that only 27% of women STEM graduates were going on to STEM careers….

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Response to Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s call for evidence on Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill

Universities Scotland has responded to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s call for evidence on the Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill. Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions are within the scope of this Bill. You can read our response to the call for evidence here.

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Universities and disability: 2017-18 draft budget scrutiny

Universities Scotland have submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee as part of their pre-budget 2017/18 scrutiny. The Committee was keen to hear about the experiences of disabled and British Sign Language users in Scotland about their experience of applying to university. Universities Scotland felt it would be useful for the…

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Members’ Business on Supporting Women-led Business in Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of a Members’ Debate on Supporting Women-led Business in Global Entrepreneurship Week, Universities Scotland submitted a briefing detailing what Scottish Higher Education Institutes are doing to help support women-led business. The briefing contains information on research undertaken by Scottish researchers, how Making It Happen is making it happen and how Interface is assisting…

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