Equally Safe in Colleges and Universities Working Group


Meetings of this Group have been paused due to COVID-19

The Working Group's aims are to:

  • support the adaptation of the Equally Safe in Higher Education Toolkit for use by colleges and support the roll out of the Toolkit across both colleges and universities
  • identify and work on, as appropriate, issues and responses that may need further refinement
  • devise and plan ways to utilise the next Fresher's Weeks and parallel college arrangements, to raise awareness and provide information

Before October 2018 this working group was called 'Equally Safe in Further and Higher Education'.

Find out more about the Equally Safe Strategy.


  • Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science
  • Mrs Fiona Drouet, Emily Test
  • Claire Jamieson, Scottish Government
  • Steven Paxton, Scottish GovernmentGovernment
  • Kirstin McPhee, Scottish Government
  • Dr Melanie McCarry, University of Strathclyde
  • Suzanne Marshall, College Development Network
  • Sandy MacLean, College Development Network
  • Susannah Lane, Universities Scotland
  • Kathryn Dawson, Rape Crisis Scotland
  • Isabelle Kerr, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre Rape Crisis Centre
  • TBC , Scottish Women's Aid
  • David Livy , NUS Scotland 
  • Detective Inspector Dianne Barr, Police Scotland
  • Scott Anderson, HM Inspector, Education Scotland
  • Fiona Burns, Scottish Funding Council
  • Rachel Adamson, Scottish Funding Council
  • Jill Stevenson, AMOSSHE (Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education)
  • Pam Currie, Educational Institute of Scotland
  • Emma Phillips, UNISON
  • Kay Steven, Advance HE
  • Dr Davena Rankin, UNISON
  • Cara Spence, LGBT Youth Scotland
  • Joanna McLaughlin, Improvement Service
  • Dr Laura James, Improvement Service