Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities Core Leadership Group


The Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities Core Leadership Group was established in August 2021, succeeds the Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities Ministerial Working Group.

The group’s responsibilities are:

  • to ensure the development and effective delivery of the Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities (ESCU) strategy and annual work plans and the evaluation and reporting thereon
  • to seek out and develop partnerships to support and inform the work
  • to participate, where necessary, in task and finish groups
  • to ensure monitoring and evaluation of projects to assess effectiveness and identify improvements

Further information can be found in the Terms of reference.

Find out more about the Equally Safe strategy.


  • Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (chair)
  • Debbie Browett, Scottish Government
  • Fiona Drouet, Emily Test
  • Nicole Beattie, NUS Scotland
  • Suzanne Marshall, College Development Network
  • Rachel Adamson, Scottish Funding Council
  • Lynn Killick, Scottish Funding Council
  • Jill Stevenson, University of Stirling/AMOSSHE
  • Niamh Kerr, Rape Crisis Scotland
  • Dr Davena Rankin, UNISON
  • Andy Witty, Colleges Scotland
  • Susannah Lane, Universities Scotland
  • Nicholas George Edwards, University of Aberdeen/University HR Network


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