Law School urges students to come forward

The University of Edinburgh’s Law School has sent an email to all its students today, calling for the four students involved in last week’s blackface controversy to make their names known to the Head of School - Professor Lesley McAra.

The email, sent this morning, says that the students “are required to attend a meeting in the Head of School’s office tomorrow (Tuesday November 19) at 1 pm.”

It continues: “Prior to this meeting, they should reflect on the standards of behaviour which we expect of students and what they can now do to make amends.”

The email cites the university’s ‘dignity and respect policy’ as being contravened by the incident.

The policy demands that all “members of the university’s community treat each other with dignity and respect”, and asks that when inappropriate behaviour, including any form of discrimination takes place, harassment and bullying is “handled appropriately.”

Callum Mason


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