An update from Morag Ross KC

Published: 20 October 2022

Investigation and review of the University’s approach to gender-based violence: a short update

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Sent on behalf of Morag Ross KC 

Over the course of this year, David Blair and I have had extensive discussions with students and staff at all levels of the University. I am very grateful to all those who have taken the time to speak with us. I have also read a large volume of written material, including both University documents and personal accounts of people with relevant experience as well as material from elsewhere. Again, I am grateful for all contributions. The quality of my report, and the thoroughness of its recommendations, depend in large part on the quality of evidence which I receive. It has been important to take time with those enquiries and to hear from as wide a body of contributors as possible.

My investigations have now substantially reached their conclusion. I am drawing all of the themes and issues arising from those investigations together into my final report. There are a few further discussions I need to have, in order to clarify some matters arising, but I expect to be in a position to provide my report to the University’s Principal in the coming weeks.

Morag Ross KC

First published: 20 October 2022