Responding to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report on racial harassment in higher education, Professor Andrea Nolan, Convener of Universities Scotland said:
“The findings are stark and challenging for universities and we must turn to face those findings and recommendations head on.
“We are committed to tackle racial harassment within universities. We will follow the collegiate, evidenced approach we have used when dealing with issues around mental health and gender based violence. To that end, Scotland will be represented on UUK’s new advisory group on racial harassment which brings together senior leaders, student representatives and policy experts.
“Universities in Scotland want people from all backgrounds to study in Scotland and thrive. Universities are a platform for people to flourish, we must ensure that always remains the case.”