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Incident on campus

A statement from the University in response to an incident on Friday 11 December.

On Friday 11 December 2020, one of our students was the victim of a racist attack outside the Main Library. This was an appalling incident, which we wholeheartedly condemn.

All of our University community should feel safe on campus, and we will not tolerate violence, racism or any other form of discrimination.

We are working closely with Police Scotland to support their investigations into the incident, and to increase the presence of security and police in the area. We have conducted a swift review into our response on the night and continue to work with the student community to address their concerns.

A range of help has been offered to the victim to support them after their ordeal. However, this will of course be upsetting and concerning for our whole community. We want to reassure our students and staff that we will do everything in our power to ensure that people have a safe and happy experience on campus.

Anyone affected by the incident should contact our Advice Place on, or visit the following links to access support: