Today I met with Shirley-Anne Somerville Minister for FE&HE in Parliament to present concerns

The Minister was aware of the content of the meeting before we met and knew I was looking for a form of governing of Universities and colleges. Given Universities autonomous status the Minister discussed the option she was investigating was to state clearly her expectations surrounding support for GBV in her Ministerial letter of guidelines to the SFC. She gave me her repeated assurance if sufficient evidence wasn’t reported back to the SFC then funding would be cut and no leniency shown. She then kept in touch with me throughout the drafting process and we discussed this with key partners at the Equally Safe in Higher education workgroups that the Minister set up.

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