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Events to support institutions achieve the aims of the GAP

Launch of the Plan

The plan was launched in August 2016 by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training and Professor Maggie Kinloch, Chair of SFC's Access and Inclusion Committee and SFC Council Board member. Also speaking at the event were staff from the City of Glasgow College, Ayrshire College and the University of Edinburgh.

Widening access

Gender National Conference

Since publishing the Plan, we committed to hold a ‘year on’ conference to bring together representatives from the sector to reflect on progress and share plans for improvement.

Preventing and responding to Violence Against Women (VAW) in Scottish HE

On 14 June 2017, SFC hosted a range of representatives from college, university and other interested parties at a workshop focused on sharing good practice and collaboration across the HE sector. Whilst the event was focused on universities, the event was also open to college representatives.

Presentations were given by SFC [PPT] followed by the universities of Strathclyde [PPT], Glasgow [PPT] and Stirling [PPT]. The focus was then on table discussions where the three following questions were posed:

  • What are the key challenges facing institutions in developing their approaches to preventing and responding to violence against women?
  • What opportunities do you think there may be for collaboration between institutions?
  • What role can SFC play in supporting institutions to overcome these challenges and to enhance collaboration?

We have published a summary of the discussions from the event.

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