Trigger Warnings

Jonathan Rainey made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of the Highlands and Islands

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Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

With both Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities revealing that they have to reveal trigger warnings to their students before showing certain subjects such as classic fairytales and Greek & Roman Mythology, please can your education authority reveal under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002 what exact trigger warnings have had to be put in place for students in any subject the colleges you run teach? Can it also be revealed how many students it took to insist that the revealed trigger warnings had to be put into place for each subject taught?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Rainey

FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Jonathan,

RE: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been logged and passed to the relevant department within the University for processing. Please quote reference number FOI 123 should you need to contact the University regarding this request.

A response will be sent to you promptly and in any case not later than 20 working days after the date we received your email.

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If you have any questions regarding your request for information then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer
DDI / Fòn: 01847 889380

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FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Jonathan,

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your request for information received on the 29th October 2019, relating to trigger warnings – FOI 123.

I am writing to confirm that the University of the Highlands and Islands does not have any trigger warnings in place. The University operates as a collegiate federal partnership comprising of thirteen independent further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions. A list of contact details for our partner organisations is available at and further information about the University is available online at

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Yours sincerely

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer
DDI / Fòn: +44 (0) 1847 889380

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