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"We stand united against racism"

A landmark commitment from Scotland’s universities and colleges to support a declaration against racism. The declaration is endorsed by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science.
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“Racism exists on our campuses and in our society. Call it what it is and reject it in all its forms. We stand united against racism.” 

Declaration webinar

On 14 August 2020, Advance HE hosted a webinar in which institutions made their declaration. It was hosted by Khadija Mohammed (Chair) with words from Richard LochheadMinister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, The Scottish Government.

View the recording

Institutions that have signed up to the declaration

Scottish HE Sector Racism Declaration
Scottish HE Sector Racism Declaration View Document

The following institutions have signed up to the Declaration:


  1. University of Dundee
  2. University of the West of Scotland
  3. Abertay University
  4. University of Glasgow
  5. Edinburgh Napier University
  6. University of the Highlands and Islands
  7. University of Stirling
  8. University of Aberdeen
  9. University of St. Andrews
  10. University of Edinburgh
  11. Herriot-Watt University
  12. Robert Gordon University
  13. The Royal Conservatoire
  14. Glasgow School of Art
  15. Queen Margaret University
  16. The Open University, Scotland
  17. SRUC
  18. University of Strathclyde
  19. Glasgow Caledonian University



  1. North East Scotland College
  2. Perth College UHI
  3. Ayrshire College
  4. North Highland College
  5. Glasgow Kelvin College
  6. Glasgow Clyde College
  7. City of Glasgow College
  8. Dumfries and Galloway College
  9. West Lothian College
  10. Fife College
  11. Lews Castle College
  12. Borders College
  13. Forth Valley College
  14. West College
  15. Dundee and Angus College
  16. West Highland College
  17. Edinburgh College
  18. Argyll College
  19. Inverness College
  20. Moray College
  21. Orkney College
  22. Shetland College
  23. South Lanarkshire College
  24. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI
  25. North Lanarkshire College