Joyce Stevenson

I have known Ann for a number of years in a personal capacity and as a friend. Ann has advanced equality all her working life. She has campaigned on Pay and Pensions to promote fairness and equality for all. In Ann, both students and staff will have an advocate who will do everything in her … More Joyce Stevenson

Fiona Steele

I have worked with Ann for a number of years as part of the STUC Women’s Committee. During that time she inspired me greatly with her tireless dedication to improving the lives of women in Scotland and beyond. She will be a great campaigner for university students and staff, ensuring that their views are respected, … More Fiona Steele

Sharon Edwards

As a member of the STUC Women’s Committee, I have worked with Ann for a number of years. She has always inspired me through her dedication to the women’s movement whether through politics or trade union work. Ann has been instrumental in progressing women’s rights throughout her career and was the driving force behind the … More Sharon Edwards

Eileen Dinning

I’ve known Ann for a long time. Her working and political life has been dedicated to improving the economic circumstances of women. She’s fought for better pay and pensions, improved maternity provisions, a greater work/life balance and respect and dignity for women in the workplace. She also understands that students couldn’t function without the staff … More Eileen Dinning

Fixed term contracts

Fixed term contract employees must be treated no differently from other employees, with regard to employment conditions, holiday pay, protection under health and safety legislation, access to pension schemes, maternity and paternity leave, and other matters. Where a number of fixed term contracts run consecutively, this should lead to permanent (open-ended) employment status as early … More Fixed term contracts

Time for a change in our approach to childcare provision – time for the University to take more responsibility

Approximately 40,000 students registered with the University, across different Schools and locations. Over 14,000 staff are employed by the University, one of the largest employers in the city. Thousands of staff and students are parents or family members with childcare responsibilities. Currently the University advertises the excellent Arcadia nursery facility at Kings Buildings and then … More Time for a change in our approach to childcare provision – time for the University to take more responsibility

Mark Ballard

Ann will make a great Rector. She has a strong track record on key issues like student poverty and promoting diversity. Making sure the concerns of students and staff are heard in the highest decision-making bodies of the University was my most important job as Rector. Some people might be overawed by this responsibility, but … More Mark Ballard