Influencing

Response to Inquiry into School Bullying

Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, has submitted a written response to the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s Inquiry into School Bullying.

Rowena Arshad, CERES Co-Director, was a co-author of the submission, and the response draws on findings from recent CERES research projects as well as our recent professional seminars with teachers and schools leaders and participation in the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion.

See below to read the submission in full or click here to download.

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Moray House School of Education issues Election Briefings

The Moray House School of Education has issued a series of briefings ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary Elections on 5th May 2016. You can access the full list of briefings here.

Read about the Experience of Minority Ethnic Young People in Scotland: Issues for Education
This study draws from the three-year AHRC-funded project led by Professor Peter Hopkins (University of Newcastle) with Dr Gurchathen Sanghera (University of St Andrews), CERES Co-Director Dr Rowena Arshad (University of Edinburgh), and Dr Kate Botterill, Senior Research Fellow (formerly University of Newcastle and now at Edinburgh Napier University).

CERES Director joins Scottish Government Independent Advisory Group

CERES Co-Director Rowena Arshad has been asked to join the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion. The Group is chaired by Dr Duncan Morrow, University of Ulster. Other members include John Wilkes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, Pauline Kelly, Hate Crime Policy Officer, Glasgow Community Safety Services, and Morag McLaughlin, Former Senior Prosecutor for the Crown.

The Scottish Government’s announcement of the Group and further background information is available here.

 

CERES Director gives evidence to Equal Opportunities Committee

In summer 2015 CERES Co-Director Dr Akwugo Emejulu provided written and oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee Inquiry into ‘Removing barriers: race, ethnicity and employment’. The Committee sought evidence on the experiences of ethnic minorities in employment in Scotland and the challenges they face, as well as the measures that are required to achieve positive outcomes.

The Committee has published a detailed report on the Inquiry and its findings and you can read it in full here.

Read Akwugo’s written submission to the Committee here.