Student Engagement in Gender Action Plans Checklist - NUS Scotland


A resource designed to help college and university students' associations involve students in developing their Gender Action Plans (GAPs).  Published in December 2016, the NUS Scotland Student Engagement in Gender Action Plans checklist is packed with helpful advice, case studies and top tips.

The Scottish Funding Council’s Gender Action Plan report, published in August 2016, sets out ambitious targets for tackling the long-standing problem of gender imbalance within colleges and universities. It stipulates that, by 2030, no individual subject at a Scottish college or university shall have a gender imbalance greater than 75:25, and that the gap between overall male and female participation in undergraduate study shall be reduced to 5%.

Each institution is required to publish its own individual GAP detailing plans for meeting these targets. Meaningful and sustained student engagement throughout this process will be key to ensuring that Scotland’s colleges and universities are bold and creative in their approaches, and put the needs of their students at the heart of the process.

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(December 2016)

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