The National Union of Students Scotland (@NUSScotland) has called for the Scottish Government to urgently intervene as hotel quarantine costs are set to soar to more than £200 a night for students returning to campus.
@nusuk statement on the rise of transphobia in Academia: Trans people, trans liberation, trans lives are not ‘contentious subjects’
Under the pretence of being “gender-critical”, NUS Liberation team have noticed the sharp mainstream increase of transphobia within academic institutions. The gender critical perspective is rooted in opposing trans people and trans liberation and is nothing more than trying to rebrand transphobia. The increase in transphobic discourse has been coupled by the government's argument of free speech in Universities.
For example, a “Gender Critical Research Network” has been launched and approved by the Open University, whose senior leadership has be neutral, and therefore, has decided to be an accomplice of this blatant transphobia and bigotry.
On Wednesday 2 June, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, outlined to the Scottish Parliament the appeals process for the 2021 national qualifications affecting many college students and school pupils.
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