[Content Warning] A Message from Morag Ross QC

Published: 28 April 2022

[Content Warning] A Message from Morag Ross QC on the University’s current staff and student procedures and support arrangements in relation to gender-based violence

Content Warning: The content of this email relates to sexual violence. If you would like to access support, without reading further, please follow this link Dignity at Work and Study Support, Guidance and Reporting  this includes resources on sexual harassment, assault and violence.  

A Message from Morag Ross QC 

Re: Investigation and review: the University’s current staff and student procedures and support arrangements in relation to gender-based violence 

On 25 January 2022 I issued a message to all students with an update in relation to the work I am carrying out in my investigation and review.  That also came with an open invitation to contact me and to provide me with information and representations.  That message can be found here.

I am very grateful to all those who have made contact with me already.  I have met a good number of people, as has David Blair, who is assisting me, and that is proving to be useful and informative.  We are still in the process of arranging some meetings and are still gathering information.

In my original message I indicated that it would assist if all those who wished to submit their views did so by 29 April 2022.  The end of April is drawing closer.  If you would like to contact me or to contribute to this investigation and review, I would encourage you to do that soon.  I do not want to impose a rigid cut-off point but it will help me greatly if you could be in touch by 29 April 2022. 

I can be contacted at qcinvestigation@glasgow.ac.uk.  


Morag Ross QC 

19 April 2022 


Internal Support 


External Support 

  • Rape Crisis Scotland provide a national helpline and email support to anyone affected by sexual assault. The helpline operates between 6pm and Midnight on 08088 01 03 02. Glasgow & Clyde Rape Crisis can be contacted on 08088 00 00 14, Mon-Fri 11:00 – 14:00. 
  • Useful information on external reporting can be found on the Police Scotland website, along with helpline numbers and information videos. 
  • For students - complaints raised internally are investigated in line with the Code of Student Conduct. You can find details about that process on the University website
  • For colleagues – complaints are investigated by P&OD in line with the following policies. 


Safety Information 

  • Student or colleagues with a smartphone are encouraged to download the Safezone App

Students are reminded of the SRC’s Get Home Safe Scheme with Glasgow Taxis - Campus Security - University Gatehouse 0141 330 4282 / Crisis number 0141 330 4444. 

First published: 28 April 2022

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