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Glasgow University Response to the GUU Report

by on November 28, 2013

Below is the response from Glasgow University to the GUU Report 2013. You can see a full copy of the report here.

University welcomes GUU report

The University of Glasgow has welcomed the publication of the independent report into allegations of misogynistic behaviour at the Glasgow University Union (GUU). The report was commissioned by the President and Board of the GUU after allegations of sexist heckling at the Ancients debating contest in March. The allegations attracted widespread, critical media coverage….

The remit for the commission was to investigate the prevalent culture within the Union, to report on evidence of discriminatory organisational behaviour and to make recommendations to effect change where required.

The report recommends the following:

A revision of the GUU Constitution
An Equality and Diversity Policy that is modern and in line with current best practice
Revision of the Complaints and Discipline Procedures
A clear statement on the unacceptability of harassment and bullying; physical, verbal or sexual; and clear guidance on behaviors that will not be tolerated in GUU.
A spokesman for the University of Glasgow said: “We welcome the independent report and the response from the GUU that they will accept and implement all of the recommendations made.

We have consistently stated that the University of Glasgow operates a zero-tolerance policy and will not accept any form of discrimination either on campus or through any of our affiliated student bodies. We look forward to working with the GUU and others to ensure that the student experience is always a positive and inclusive one.”

More information can be found at the GUU website: http://www.guu.co.uk/

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