Open Letter to John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of Scotland, and Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

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Dear Minister,

We are writing to you on the behalf of students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. DJCAD Pause or Pay has formed in these past few weeks out of significant dissatisfaction among the student body. 

We are affiliated with the UK-wide Pause or Pay UK action group which was formed by student creatives in light of how their respective institutions and government had responded to their educational needs at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Art schools across the UK failed to make a case for their students, the majority of whom necessarily depend on access to specialist tools, workshops, and studio spaces in order to benefit from study. Our membership in Scotland also consists of members from Edinburgh College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art. We share resources and have the backing of member branches from art schools the length and breadth of England. 

It is necessary for Scottish art and design students to present their unique case to the devolved government; a significant majority of our school are SAAS-funded. We cannot therefore present precisely the same demands in terms of how government and complicit universities might provide compensation or alternatives to students here. 

SAAS-funded students in practical subjects like ours have lost access to significant industry experience. Unlike more theoretical degrees, art and design disciplines are highly specialised and vocational. We apply to art school with the express purpose of having a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the full possibilities of creative making; with full access to world class facilities and the expertise of technicians. For many, choosing to study at university is a significant financial decision; the living costs loan only goes so far, and with each year the debt becomes greater. The anger which many student creatives feel is justified by this under the current circumstances, as we are accumulating the same value of living cost loan debt and throwing away our future access to free tuition; yet receiving a wholly inadequate ‘online learning’ experience in return. 

It seems that not nearly enough has been done by our universities to communicate our unique situation. Current students returned to DJCAD at the beginning of October, with renewed confidence that access to facilities would be guaranteed in some form. Many of us now feel that we have been lied to by both the university and government agencies. The measures brought into place in January are absolutely necessary, and are in the interests of the whole population; but special care should have been taken when considering alternatives to normal study, especially where practical courses are concerned. 

Our particular concerns lie with the false manner in which our respective practical courses have been advertised to current students, and how the University of Dundee has continued to publicise an unrealistic prospectus for students applying to start in September 2021. It is our firm conviction that we have engaged in our studies under the assumption that we would have the opportunity to achieve learning outcomes through the use of specialised studio spaces and workshops equipped with industry-standard tools. We ask that you consult the specific course information for practice-based courses at DJCAD and identify the disparities between what students were promised and what is currently being delivered. Our school management have been able to surreptitiously deliver the ‘learning outcomes’ on paper due to the fact that most of our courses permit students to have some agency over what specific media and facilities they use to achieve them. For example, the aims for the second year Fine Art BA (Hons) module which commenced teaching in January 2021 (DJ22003 – Contemporary Art Practice 2) have been deliberately outlined in broad terms with respect to making as follows: ‘You will continue experimenting and exploring different media and techniques, but there is a greater emphasis on reflecting on and resolving your work for exhibition.’ 

It is evident that our school has exploited the lack of specific requirements in the learning outcomes pertaining to attaining practical skills by generalising the module aims. Therefore, our Dean Anita Taylor, has been able to claim that the standard of the teaching, experience and qualifications being delivered by the school are appropriate to a professional practice. We argue that this is not the case, as it is entirely unreasonable and restrictive for students to be expected to narrow the scope of their practice down to what can be achieved within a home environment. The majority of students simply do not have an appropriate, safe or well-equipped space within their homes to undertake the kind of practical work which led them to embark on a degree-level course. It severely disadvantages students who have varied financial circumstances, ambitions to work in disciplines which require expensive equipment, smaller home environments, challenging family situations and insufficient funds to purchase materials.

First year students, who undertake a broad General Foundation course at DJCAD, have expressed their dismay at being faced with having to decide which of the creative specialisms to take forward into second year; despite having had only a fraction of studio time and exposure to different disciplines. Many will now go blindly into their chosen specialism, and may face significant difficulties when confronted with post-lockdown skills-based assessment criteria.

Those of us in our second year will be at a similar disadvantage; this is ordinarily a year dedicated to intensive experimentation with specialist tools and workshops. This is where we should have the opportunity to hone the relevant skills to our chosen degree specialism. Instead, we are now faced with making do with what materials are available to us at home. For those in highly skills-based areas like Textile Design and Jewellery and Metal Design, virtual learning can never hope to reflect the need for access to industry quality facilities and expertise. In our recent student experience survey (please find attached), one second year Textile Design student conveyed in a survey response that ‘a lot of the course is about learning how to use specific materials you wouldn’t be able to use out with university that is necessary for the course; such as standard gauge knit machines, making high quality samples difficult to achieve.’ In a professional context, these specialisms are exceptionally competitive; even under normal circumstances graduates can face significant challenges. Those who have had little more than a virtual experience will be placed at a significant disadvantage when compared to past and future students.

For those in the penultimate and final years of their degrees at DJCAD, the course provisions offered in light of the current restrictions have been devastating. The grades attained by these students decide the outcome of their degree, following a significant period of intensive problem-solving and skill development. This should be a time to fully resolve and solidify one’s voice as a professional artist and have sufficient opportunity to deploy expertise through placements or exhibitions. Instead, this has been swept away and replaced with an expectation to ‘adapt’ in terms of approach to the creative process. While this may be sufficient to enable students to achieve the newly lowered learning outcomes, it provides little in the way of preparing graduates for employment in the creative sector; and many are concerned that their degree will not carry the same weight. 

As previously iterated, creative people do not simply come to art school for the prestige of having a degree on paper; but to be equipped over their time in education with valuable technical experience. Creative fields are uncompromising in this regard, and the opportunity to gain this experience is an essential part of the journey for an artist or designer.

The DJCAD Pause or Pay group has opened a dialogue with our Dean, Professor Anita Taylor to raise our concerns. Our recent meeting provided us with an open forum to convey the full extent of dissatisfaction among the student body and to lobby school management to strongly advocate on our behalf, both to university management and Higher Education Governance. However, the response (please find attached) amounted to little more than a denial of any need or institutional power to campaign for the alternatives we wish to see. This was understandably frustrating, and group members and supporters were left feeling that the priority of the school and university was to save face, and be seen to be providing high quality education; rather than responding to our legitimate concerns with tangible, transparent action. We were directed to contact agencies external to the university to raise our concerns and demands.

What we wish to see is for SAAS-funded students in studio-based courses to have this year of access to free tuition discounted so that they are permitted to defer without facing the prospect of having to fund themselves through a repeated year. The Scottish Government must also lobby the universities providing studio-based courses to reimburse those who pay their own fees; international and UK students for example. This is of crucial importance because there are current students who are paying a minimum of £9k per year for a fraction of the education they deserve. We also ask that the Scottish Government order universities who deliver studio-based courses to permit their students to defer from this point in the academic year without exception, on the grounds that course provision can not be adequately fulfilled as a result of the current restrictions. Furthermore, all students who choose or who must continue with their course for financial reasons should receive some form of direct financial rebate; going to university is a significant financial undertaking and there is no student who would wish to accumulate living cost loan debt without receiving an education as advertised. 

We recognise that the government has taken action to provide financial relief to universities in the form of £20 million for hardship funds, but more must be done. All students in creative subjects are suffering under these circumstances to a greater or lesser extent; and must have more choices made available to them.

We ask that you consider the unique challenges of our current situation, and that few mitigations have been put in place, both at a university and government level, to lessen the impact of COVID-19 restrictions for studio-based learners in Scotland. We have approached our school and university management only to have our concerns deflected. It is our hope that you will investigate this matter to the fullest extent and begin working with the University of Dundee and other Scottish art schools/ departments in order to pave a way to delivering the demands we have set out in this letter.
 

Yours sincerely,

DJCAD Pause or Pay, a branch of Pause or Pay UK (pauseorpayuk.org)

- Pause or Pay UK

- UAL Action Group

- What's happening KSA

- RCA Action

- ECA Pause or Pay

- MSoA Action Group

 

Organisations

Scottish Artists Union

Society of Scottish Artists

USDAW Union

Scottish Socialist Party (signed by National Secretary on behalf of Party)

Dundee University Students’ Association

Socialist Society of the University of Dundee

HUBCAP Gallery

Faliraki Creative Group

Write Off, Right Now

Liberate the University

University of London Rent Strike

GSASA (Glasgow School of Art Students Association)

9k4what

 

 

Individual signatories

  1. Louis Small, DJCAD, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student, DJCAD Pause or Pay

  2. Caitlin King, Glasgow School of Art, Mlitt student

  3. Alex Bottomley, Glasgow School of Art, MA Student

  4. Syahadah Shahril, University of the Arts London, Masters Student, Pause or Pay UK National Coordinator, IWW EWOC Communications Co-officer, Liberate the University Legal Working Group Chair, member of Unis Resist Border Controls 

  5. Phoebe Wilman, DJCAD - University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  6. Sara O’Brien, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt student

  7. Jade Kilgour, NHS Lothian

  8. Megan Rudden, Glasgow School of Art, Masters student

  9. Enxhi Mandija, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt student

  10. Chris Loomes, Artist

  11. Henny Shaw, UAL, BA student, National Coordinator of Pause or Pay UK 

  12. Rachel Harris-Huffman, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt student

  13. Philippa Small

  14. Ewan Pearce, Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh), BA (Hons) Sculpture: Year 3

  15. Emma Aitken, Nanny

  16. Soni Limbu, Student 

  17. C Russell, Café Manager 

  18. Carmen Sutcliffe, University of Edinburgh, MAfA student

  19. Florence Hargreaves, University of Edinburgh, BA Student

  20. Paul Barclay, University of Dundee (DJCAD), BA Fine Art, DJCAD Pause or Pay

  21. Jen Martin, Glasgow School of Art, MA student, Pause or Pay UK

  22. Rachel Glen, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  23. Rachel Ashton, DJCAD - University of Dundee, BA student

  24. Jillian Lee Adamson, Edinburgh College of Art, Painting BA (Hons) student

  25. Siuán ni Dhochartaigh, Glasgow School of Art, Mlitt student

  26. Iona Peterson, Edinburgh College of Art, MA student

  27. Neil McCulloch, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Undergraduate 

  28. Berenika Murray, Edinburgh College of Art, BA Photography Student

  29. Madison Talbert, Dundee University, Student

  30. Ben Dusserre-Robinson, London Metropolitan University, BA student, Pause or Pay UK

  31. Eve Whiston, ECA, BA student

  32. Matilda Bird, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  33. Fi Smith, University of Dundee, BDes Student

  34. Frances Smith, DJCAD, BA student

  35. Lauren-Marie Kennedy, DJCAD, BA Hons student

  36. Olivia Macdonald, Glasgow School of Art, MA Student

  37. Eilidh Warnock, University of Dundee, BA student, DJCAD Pause or Pay

  38. Lucas Priest, Edinburgh University, UG student

  39. Dilal Singh, University of Dundee, BA Fine Art student

  40. India Ross, University of Edinburgh, Undergraduate student

  41. Andrew Harris, University of Dundee, Medical Student, President - Socialist Society of the University of Dundee

  42. Kirstin Mackinnon, University of Dundee, Undergraduate

  43. Millie Player, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  44. Jamie Rigg, ECA, BA Student

  45. Katherine Stanley, Edinburgh College Of Art, Undergraduate

  46. Ben Redhead, Glasgow School of Art, MA student

  47. Natasha Laing, DJCAD, Student

  48. Maria Howard Writer, GSA alumna

  49. Lucy Mulholland, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  50. Abbie Scoular, University of Dundee (DJCAD), BA student

  51. Eve McGovern Miller, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Undergraduate

  52. Caitlin Dola, DJCAD - University of Dundee, BA undergraduate student in Jewellery and Metal Design

  53. Anna Poehlman, University of Dundee, Student

  54. Ceidyn Berry, DJCAD, Student

  55. Matthew Johnstone, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Undergraduate student

  56. Emma Russell, University of Dundee, BA student

  57. Caitlin, Dundee University, Undergraduate student

  58. Graeme Small, Durham University, Professor

  59. Hanna Brown, DJCAD, student

  60. Ellen Forbes, DJCAD, Illustration undergraduate

  61. Amy Peoples, DJCAD, Student

  62. Becky Brewis, ECA, MFA student

  63. Lauren Henderson, University of Dundee, BA 3rd year student

  64. Eleanor Symms, Artist

  65. Sandra Zhang, University of Dundee, BA student

  66. Megan Hunter, University of Dundee, Student

  67. Maria Sainz Monasterio, University of Edinburgh, MA student

  68. Rowena Hutchinson, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  69. Martine dos Reis, Edinburgh College, HND Student

  70. Claudia Mills, GSA, Student

  71. Kristopher Malone, DJCAD, MA student

  72. Isabel Duffy, University of Edinburgh, MA Fine Art Student

  73. Beth Fuller, DJCAD, BscHons student

  74. Ben Johnston, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Student

  75. Robyn Mark, DJCAD, BA student

  76. Lou Woollard, University of Dundee, Undergraduate Jewellery student

  77. Maxine Snowden, Duncan of Jordanstone, Student

  78. Olivia, Edinburgh University, BA Student

  79. June Barton, University of Dundee, Fine Art student

  80. Elizabeth Henson, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  81. Fyfe Daly, University of Edinburgh, BA student

  82. Siuán ni Dhochartaigh, Glasgow School of Art, Mlitt student 

  83. Seirian Williams, Liverpool Hope University, Undergrad BA student

  84. Annie Flora Donaldson, Duncan of Jordanstone, MA Student, DJCAD Pause or Pay

  85. Elsa Rozencwajg, MA student

  86. Finn Mackenzie, Duncan of Jordanstone, BA Illustration student

  87. Eleanor Christie, DJCAD, BA Student

  88. Joanne Matthews, Edinburgh College of Art, MFA student, ECA Pause or Pay

  89. Ella Collins, University of Dundee, BA (Hons) Student

  90. Hilary Williams, DJCAD (parent of student)

  91. Patrick Mitchell, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Student

  92. Heather Russell, DJCAD, Undergraduate, DJCAD Pause or Pay

  93. Emily Campbell, Client Support Specialist

  94. Olivia Barnett-Brown, Newcastle University, Undergraduate

  95. Alison Sutherland

  96. Léo Dréon-Goold, Edinburgh College, HND Student

  97. Honor Ellis-French

  98. Leila Agrebi, Heriot Watt, Fashion Technology student

  99. Robert Maitland, Project Worker 

  100. Lauren Young, University of Dundee, BA student

  101. Nina M, Edinburgh College

  102. Kirsty Flanagan

  103. Tamara Mcnab, Civil Service 

  104. Gail Mcfarlane, Eyf Practitioner

  105. Siobhan Thornton, Optical assistant 

  106. Katie, DJCAD, Student

  107. Rachel Blackwell, University of Dundee, BA Student

  108. Calum Martin, Edinburgh College, HND student

  109. Georgia Cooper, DJCAD, Undergraduate Student

  110. Isabella Inskip, Edinburgh College of Art, Student

  111. Lauren Angell, Support Worker

  112. Reiser, UAL, MA Student

  113. Lotta Lintunen, Support Worker 

  114. Eliza Kesuma, Designer/ maker

  115. Charlene Scott, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  116. Marion Sheen, DJCAD, MA student

  117. Yorgos Karras, Glasgow School of Art, MFA student

  118. Emily, Dundee University, BSc Hons Product Design

  119. Connor Finlayson, DJCAD Alumnus

  120. Nicola McCreath, Edinburgh College of Art, Undergraduate student

  121. Calum Mitchell, University of Dundee, BA Illustration student

  122. Talitha Tunnell, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate student

  123. Kate Pannell, Open University, Student

  124. Jazmine Bennett, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student, Chair of Dundee Student Action, Treasurer of Dundee Student Renter's Union, Rent Strike Now committee member

  125. Sally Mairs, Glasgow School of Art, MDes Student

  126. Lewis Simmonds, Dundee University, Student

  127. Marc Rocks, Edinburgh College of Art, UG student

  128. Finlay MacIntosh, DJCAD, BA Fine Art undergraduate

  129. Fiona Blaikie, Nurse

  130. Dylan-Starr Adams, University of Dundee, BA (Hons) Student

  131. Jonathan David Greer Anderson, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Undergraduate

  132. Miriam Gill, University of Dundee, MA student

  133. Daniel Rooney, Dundee University, BSc Student

  134. Keira Ritchie, Duncan of Jordanstone - University of Dundee, UG student

  135. Charlott Rodgers, Edinburgh College of Art, MFA Glass

  136. Breege Fraser, Duncan of Jordanstone, Undergraduate student

  137. Aiesha Mary Anne Duncan, University of Dundee, Student and External Relations Employee 

  138. Penny Anderson, Artist Graduate 29/20 GSA MLITT Sculpture Glasgow, Scottish Artist Union

  139. Mina Hafsaas, University of Dundee, student

  140. Mickey Fenton, Designer/ DJCAD Alumni

  141. Ruadhan Scrivener-Anderson, University of Dundee, MA Student

  142. Chloé Docherty, University of Dundee, MA student

  143. Ella Inkeroinen, MA student

  144. Paul Liggett, Queen’s University, BA student

  145. Maryanne Nielsen, University of Dundee , Postgraduate student, NUS

  146. Adam Robertson, University of Dundee, MA student

  147. Whats Happening KSA, Kingston University

  148. Kiersty Tams-Gray, Teacher

  149. Joshua Woolford, Royal College of Art London, MA student

  150. Nancy Harper, Newcastle University, BA student

  151. Katy Longster, University of Edinburgh, BA student

  152. Ella Louise Starkey, Newcastle University, Undergraduate students

  153. Lucie McLaughlin, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt Student

  154. Phillip Jupitus, University of Dundee, BA student, Scottish Artists Union

  155. Ed Compson, Artist/ Graduate

  156. Lucie Robbie, University of Dundee, Fine Art student

  157. Harry Power, UAL, BA STUDENT

  158. Eshar Bola, Dundee University, BSc student

  159. Hai Lin Liang, UAL (LCF), Undergraduate student

  160. Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell, London College of Communication,  Undergraduate student

  161. Simran Gupte, Glasgow School of Art, MDes student

  162. Carmen Mulholland, Queen's University Belfast, UG student

  163. Martha Howden, DJCAD Graduate

  164. Mannie Rosie, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  165. Sophie Mudie, Dundee University, Undergraduate Student

  166. Adam O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast, Undergraduate student

  167. Lana Ferguson, University of Dundee (DJCAD), Undergraduate student

  168. James Mork, University of Dundee, MA Student

  169. Holly Houston, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate 4th year student

  170. Myra Ferguson

  171. Hana Shin, University of Edinburgh, MLA Landscape Architecture student

  172. Asher Harrison, Student 

  173. Olivia Jospé, Kingston School of Art, Undergraduate 

  174. Nathan McWilliams, DJCAD, Student

  175. Grant Ranger, University of Dundee, MA Student

  176. Daniel Tough, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, 2nd Year Student

  177. Amber Riley, Falmouth University, BA student

  178. Emily Chan, Duncan of Jordanstone of Art and Design, BA Hons Student

  179. Sofia Ronka, University of Dundee, Undergraduate Student

  180. Jessica Pugh, Falmouth University, BA Fine Art student

  181. Lindsey Alexander, Teacher

  182. Adam Lock, University of Edinburgh, BA student

  183. Harriet Orrey-Godden, Glasgow School of Art, MA student

  184. Yuk Ying Tsoi, Glasgow School of Art, MA student

  185. Vivian Ross-Smith , Artist/ GSA Postgrad student 2019-20

  186. Jennifer McAvoy, DJCAD, BA student

  187. Georgina Watson, Arts University Bournemouth, BA student

  188. Claire Bath, University of Edinburgh, BA Student, Pause or Pay UK

  189. Robert McColl, The University of Edinburgh, BA Student

  190. Joshua McCullough, University of Dundee, BA student

  191. Mikaela Ekebom, Designer - Guy & Co

  192. Callum Valentine, DJCAD , BA student

  193. Karim Beattie, University of Dundee, Student

  194. Kara Sanders, DJCAD, UG Textile Design student

  195. Anastasija Ginina University Student

  196. Janie Nicoll, Visual Artist, Scottish Artists Union - Project & Campaigns Manager

  197. Calum Stevenson, DJCAD Alumnus

  198. Sean Davidson, DJCAD - University of Dundee, Undergraduate

  199. Aneta Maeso, Robert Gordon University, BA Communication Design Year 1

  200. Amelia Claringbull, Central Saint Martins, BA student

  201. Alexander Stanford Anderson, Sculptor, MLitt Fine Art Sculpture

  202. Caitlin Whitaker, Edinburgh College of Art, MA student

  203. Mia Canavan, Edinburgh College, Student

  204. Edie Urquhart, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Student

  205. Helen O'Brien, Artist/ MFA Graduate

  206. Amy Keir, University of Dundee, Student

  207. Debra Louise Eland, Artist

  208. Cait Owens, Beautician 

  209. Kaya Erdinç, The Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  210. Tom Graystone, Artist/Former Gallery Worker, Unite Union

  211. Donald Butler, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt Student

  212. Chloe Fitzpatrick, DJCAD, Student

  213. Sarah Gillespie, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  214. Dana Leslie, DJCAD, BA student

  215. Jae Lawson, University of Dundee - DJCAD, Undergraduate student, DJCAD Pause or Pay

  216. Ian Richardson, UAL, MA Student

  217. G Russell, Bus Driver

  218. M Russell 

  219. Conan Russell

  220. Finley Tams-Gray, University of Dundee, Student

  221. Vera Bergshoeff, University of Dundee, BDes student

  222. Olivia Juliette Baird, Graphic Design, Undergraduate student

  223. Jillian Carol, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  224. Lesley Mcdermott, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt FAP student

  225. Talia Vesey, DJCAD - University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  226. Emma Wright, Edinburgh College, NC student

  227. Kathryn Haddow, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  228. Rhys Davies, Dundee University - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Undergraduate student Year 2 Fine Art

  229. Liam Cooney, University of Highlands and Islands, BA student

  230. Shannon Maitland, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Undergraduate student

  231. Ruari Knott, University of Dundee, BA Student

  232. Johanna Sutherland, Edinburgh College of Art - University of Edinburgh, 4th Year BA student

  233. Caitlin Whitaker, Edinburgh College of Art, MA student

  234. Zsofia Jakab, The University of Dundee, Support staff

  235. Alex Greer, Student

  236. Grace Brennan, RCA, MRES student, RCA Action 

  237. Liliya Poda, UAL, Student

  238. Jamie Small, University of Glasgow, Graduate

  239. Morwenna King, University of Dundee, BA Fine Art student

  240. Joelle Tafoya, Edinburgh College of Art - University of Edinburgh, 2021 MA ECA Graduate

  241. Rowan Mitchell, Duncan of Jordanstone, Student

  242. Rowan Tothill, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  243. Richie Venton, Retail worker, USDAW Union (National Executive Council member for Scotland) 

  244. Rachael Simpson, Glasgow School of Art, In Session FKA GRADJOB

  245. Euan Rutter, University of Dundee, BA Hons Student

  246. Rory King, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  247. Sekai Machache, Visual Artist/ DJCAD Graduate

  248. Kathryn McFarlane, DJCAD Alumna

  249. Raechelle Gilpin, University of Dundee, BDes Graphic Design 4th Year student

  250. Libby R Lilburn, DJCAD Supported young person/ student

  251. Lauren Hyde, Edinburgh College of Arts, Student

  252. Olukayode Oki, University of Dundee, Student

  253. Stina Röjestål, Arts University Bournemouth, BA(Hons) student

  254. Johanna Sutherland, Edinburgh College of Art - University of Edinburgh, BA student

  255. Cara Volpin, DJCAD, 3rd Year student - BA(Hons) Fine art

  256. Kahlin Gibson, Dundee University, MSc student

  257. Rebecca Rodger, University of Dundee, Undergraduate

  258. Rebecca Boyle, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Undergraduate student

  259. Alissa Monova, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate student

  260. Hugh Cullen, Newbattle Abbey College, Lecturer (FE), EIS Branch Secretary

  261. Jody Mulvey, 2020 Graduate, SAD GRADS 2020 

  262. Lian Ryan, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  263. Isi Williams, Edinburgh College of Art, Undergraduate Student

  264. Finley Connelly, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Student

  265. Sofia Hallstrom

  266. Adele Craig, Edinburgh College of Art - University of Edinburgh, Undergraduate 

  267. Peter Symms, University of Edinburgh Alumnus

  268. Dorcas Symms, Retired lecturer

  269. Laura Goodman, BA Student

  270. Theodore King, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  271. Chloe McHardy, Edinburgh College, UAL Foundation student

  272. Aischa Daughtery, The University of Glasgow, MA student

  273. Katherine Fay Allan, Artist/ Specialist Art Tutor

  274. Rhona Martin, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate

  275. Iona Monks, Manchester Metropolitan University, BA graduate

  276. Hayley Whelan, DJCAD MFA graduate/ Sales Advisor at BT, Communication Workers Union

  277. Antony Lucchesi, GSA, Final year undergraduate

  278. Ellie Lawson, University of Dundee, UG student

  279. Mark Bleakley, Freelance artist

  280. Robyn Scanlan, DJCAD, Undergraduate Student

  281. Callum James Arthur, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee), Student

  282. Megan Baxter, Dundee University, Final year student

  283. Kei ian Ung, Graphic Design BDes(Hons) student

  284. Holly Scott, University of Dundee, BA Student

  285. Tom Fairlamb, DJCAD, BA Student

  286. Becky Brewis, ECA, MFA Student

  287. Bella Geldart, The Glasgow School of Art, Final Year BA Student

  288. Thomas Stratton, University of Dundee, BA Fine Art Student

  289. Jade Smith, DJCAD, BA Fine Art Student

  290. Denise Anne Jefferies, DJCAD, General Foundation Student

  291. Alana Jones, University of Dundee, Student

  292. Zoe Arlidge-Lyon, University of Dundee, BA student

  293. Isabella Jones-Rigby, University of Edinburgh, BA Student

  294. Amy Williamson, University of Dundee (DJCAD) , Undergraduate student

  295. Meig Sutherland, DJCAD Graduate

  296. Ronnie Wood, University of Dundee, Bachelors student

  297. Rebecca Ryan, University of Edinburgh, Sculpture BA 3rd Year Student

  298. Rosie Benge, MMU, Student

  299. Ryan, Customer Relations, GMB Scotland

  300. Madeline Howden, Edinburgh College of Art, BA Sculpture Student

  301. Amanda Schwarz-Nielsen, Edinburgh University (ECA), MA Alumni

  302. Matthew Connelly, University of Dundee, BA Student

  303. Chantal Simić, University of Dundee, BA Fine Art Student

  304. Faliraki, DJCAD Graduates

  305. Michael Dawson, Artist

  306. Ania Bednarz, University of Dundee, MA Student

  307. Hannah Comrie, University of Dundee, MA student, AD Welfare - School of Humanities 

  308. Ruby Leeson, DJCAD, Undergraduate student

  309. Fynnley Gritton, The University of Edinburgh, BA student

  310. Geraldine McConachie, GSA, Undergraduate student

  311. Aimée MacIntosh, Dundee University, Student

  312. Stuart Kerr , Chef/ Union Rep/ Carer, IWW/ Grassroots

  313. Rosie Farara, GSA, Undergraduate Student

  314. Hannah Doggett, University of Dundee, Student

  315. Rebekah McIntyre, University of Dundee, BA Student

  316. Stephanie Black, Pharmacy Tech

  317. Rebecca Jackson, University of Dundee, BA student

  318. E. J. Le Tissier, DJCAD, BA (Hons) Fine Art student

  319. Megan Weall, University of Huddersfield, BA student

  320. Annie Connolly, Supporter

  321. Angharad Jones, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art student

  322. Joacim Nilsson, UWE Bristol, BA Student

  323. Elza Jirgensone, Student

  324. Rhona Jack, Visual Artist, GENERATORprojects committee member

  325. Josephine Swift, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  326. Ciaran Cannon, Glasgow School of Art, BA Undergraduate

  327. Nicola Donaldson, Glasgow University, MSc student

  328. Lucy Gaw, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Student

  329. Kyle Leeson, DJCAD, Student

  330. Georgia Lingwood, University of Sheffield, Student

  331. Ashley Peter Raymond Mills, University of Edinburgh, Undergraduate

  332. Sarah Murray, DJCAD, Alumni

  333. Kate Wilson, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, BA student

  334. Rachel Marston, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  335. Genevieve Sawyer Males, University of Dundee (DJCAD), Year 2 BA Art Student

  336. David Reid, DJCAD Alumni

  337. Alice Snowdon, Edinburgh College, HND Student

  338. Fern Sweeney, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Student

  339. Thomas James Hope, Dundee University, UG Student

  340. Jamie Cross, BA student

  341. Emerson Murphy, LSE, Undergraduate student, Liberate the University, University of London Rent Strike

  342. Aroosa Shahid

  343. Kerry McAlpine, University of Dundee, Illustration Student

  344. Paige Wood, University of Dundee, BA Fine Art student

  345. Helen Stout, University of Dundee, Masters Architecture student, Head of Education - Dundee University ADAS (Architecture Society)

  346. Lauren Kellie, DJCAD - University of Dundee, BA Hons student

  347. Katie Morris, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  348. Louise Carruthers, Marketing Executive, Former DJCAD student

  349. Lewis Hancock, PR & Comms 

  350. Lee McIlroy, University of Dundee, MA Architecture Student

  351. Michaela McManus, Artist

  352. Jonny Algeo, Queen Margaret University, Student

  353. Sapphire Henriksen, Bath Spa University, Undergraduate student

  354. Lily Krempel, Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Student

  355. Eliza Duncan, University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins), Undergraduate

  356. Ruth Christman, DJCAD, Jewellery and Metalsmithing Student

  357. Jillian Lee Adamson, Edinburgh College of Art, DJCAD/ ECA student

  358. Jade Ocean Victoria Constantine, University of Edinburgh, BA Student

  359. Jessica McCardle, University of Dundee, Law student

  360. Lauren Green, University of Edinburgh, Undergraduate

  361. Sally Mairs, Glasgow School of Art, MDes Student

  362. Maria Roman, Robert Gordon University, MA student

  363. Francesca Callaghan, University of Edinburgh, Undergraduate student

  364. Georgia Williams, Edinburgh University, BA student

  365. Ella Davies, University of Edinburgh, BA student

  366. Berenika Murray, Edinburgh College of Art, BA Student

  367. Jessie Whiteley, Glasgow School of Art, Student

  368. Jennifer Robson, Dundee University graduate/ Artist/ Freelance Staff Tutor

  369. Amelia Morgan, Edinburgh College of Art, Undergraduate student

  370. Shonagh Kelly, DJCAD Graduate

  371. Rosie Ridley, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate student

  372. Euan Veitch, DJCAD, Student

  373. Claudia Lambert-Ng, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  374. Sally Shepherd, GSA, Student

  375. Ellen Nacey, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  376. Lola Knibb, DJCAD, Student

  377. Mateo Martin Munoz, DJCAD - University of Dundee, BA Fine Art student

  378. Symon Mathieson, Graffiti Artist

  379. Amy Strzoda, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  380. Maria Christidi, DJCAD - University of Dundee, BA Fine Art student

  381. Ailith Stewart, University of Dundee, BA Student

  382. Daira Ronzoni, Dundee University, BA Fine Art student

  383. Maria Touloupa, University of Dundee, Student

  384. Rosie Nugent, DJCAD, BA Fine Art student

  385. Ala Lewandowska, Dundee University, BA Student

  386. Capucine Leclere, Edinburgh College of Art, BA Intermedia student

  387. Azra Khan, Dundee University - DJCAD, Student

  388. Henny, UAL, BA student, Pause or Pay UK

  389. Niall Mitchell, University of Dundee, Student

  390. Emily Johnson, University of the Arts London, Undergraduate

  391. Qianrun Ge, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate, Pause or Pay UK: GSA Students Group

  392. Katrina High, Dundee University, BA (Hons) Student

  393. Emily Johnson, University of the Arts London, Undergraduate

  394. Yizhou Aiden Sun, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  395. Claudia Mills, GSA, BA student

  396. Rowan Mitchell, DJCAD, Student

  397. Fraser Whiting, Glasgow School of Art, Student

  398. Glasgow School of Art Students Association, Glasgow School of Art

  399. Caitlin Ridge-Sykes, University of Dundee, Applied Computing First Year Student

  400. Mathieu Cardosi, University of Dundee, Undergraduate Student

  401. Lachlan Duncan, Youth Worker

  402. Kirsty Whiten, Artist Tutor, Scottish Artists Union

  403. Ryan McKnight, Graphic Designer/ DJCAD Graduate, BDes Hons Graphic Design Graduate

  404. Alexandra Young, Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Student

  405. Josh Goodfellow, University of Dundee, BA student, DJCAD Pause or Pay

  406. Len Goetzee, DJCAD, BA (Hons) Final Year Student

  407. Nix Herriot, University of Adelaide, Honours Student, General Councillor: Adelaide University Student Representative Council

  408. Anna Winberg, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate

  409. Yan Wang, Glasgow School of Art, MA student

  410. Maisie Tudge, Glasgow School of Art, MA Student

  411. Megan Devenny, GSA, MLitt student

  412. Annie Graham, The Glasgow School of Art, MLitt student

  413. Tania Rodrigues, The Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  414. Eilidh Reilly, Artist

  415. Curry Qi, MDes Design Innovation & Service Design Student

  416. Alexandra Haplichnik, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  417. Olivia Haddow, University of Dundee, MA student

  418. Freya McIntosh, University of Dundee, Student

  419. Daisy Lewisohn, Glasgow School of Art, UG Communication Design student

  420. Brent R Garbowski, GSA, MFA1 Student

  421. Ethan Dodd, Glasgow School of Art, MA Student, UCU

  422. Chloe Ashworth, The Glasgow School of Art, BA student, Glasgow School of Art Students Association: Trustee Member and Committees Member

  423. Ewelinka Dochan, Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Student

  424. Jack Iredale, Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Student

  425. Max Longhurst, Glasgow School of Art, Student

  426. Steff Summers, University of Dundee - DJCAD, Student

  427. Sasha Delmage, The Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  428. Charlie Ashton, Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate student

  429. Sarah McQuarrie, Glasgow School of Art, 3rd Year Student - S&J

  430. Kirsty Baker, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  431. Rachel Harris-Huffman, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt Student

  432. Richard Brown, DJCAD, Student

  433. Josie Swift Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  434. Anna Winther, Glasgow School of Art, Student

  435. Harry Hurlock, Glasgow School of Art, MFA Student

  436. Eva McStay, Glasgow School of Art, Student

  437. Theo Stevenson, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  438. Meadhbh Corrigan, Glasgow School of Art, BA Student

  439. Joshua McCullough, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  440. Soni Limbu, Student

  441. Ruby O'Hare, The Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  442. Mariana Bonito, DJCAD, Student

  443. Erin O'Boyle, The Glasgow School Of Art, Honours Student

  444. Chloe Hamill, DJCAD, BA Art & Philosophy Student

  445. Iona Schwalowsky-Monks, Manchester School of Art, BA Graduate

  446. William McIntosh, University of Dundee, MSc Student

  447. Chiara Mancini, Glasgow School of Art, BA student, GSASA

  448. Jamie Crewe, Artist

  449. Logan Lovegrove, DJCAD, Student 

  450. Jennifer McNeil, Glasgow School of Art, Student

  451. Elizabeth McNeill, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  452. Rachael Hogg, Abertay University, BA Hons Computer Arts student

  453. Michael Linton, Heriot Watt

  454. Molly Rigby, DJCAD, Student

  455. Christopher John Aikman, Illustrator/ Student

  456. Peter Gillies, Glasgow School Of Art, Student

  457. Connor Leslie, Duncan of Jordanstone, BA (Hons) Student

  458. Jessica Matthew, DJCAD, BA (Hons) Student

  459. Scarlett R David-Gray, Glasgow School of Art, BA Student

  460. Tess Hillan, Glasgow School of Art, DipArch Student

  461. Caitlin Rose Dick, Glasgow School of Art, MA student, GSASA

  462. Martina Genovese , Glasgow School of Art, Student

  463. Eleanor McGavin, University of Dundee, 2nd Year Fine Art student

  464. Rhiannon McCormack

  465. Diva Keith, University of Dundee, BA (Hons) Student

  466. Unity Davies, University of Dundee

  467. Timothy Colville, University of Dundee

  468. Cammy Davies, University of Dundee

  469. Rhiannon Naomi Mudaliar, DJCAD, BA (Hons) Student

  470. Sophie Morrison, DJCAD, Graduate

  471. Megan Hutchison, DJCAD, Student

  472. Caitlin Dickson, University of Dundee, Student

  473. Chloe Hunter, University of Dundee, BA Student

  474. Sophie Steel, University of Dundee, Student

  475. Simon Martin, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  476. Amy Perry, University of Dundee, Student

  477. Immanuel Lavery, University of Dundee, BA Student

  478. Caitlin Bowman, University of Dundee, MA student

  479. Chloe Bainbridge, University of Dundee, MA student

  480. PJ Purvis, University of Dundee, MA Student

  481. Susan Over, University of Dundee, BSc Psychology Student

  482. Michele Kilbane

  483. Amy McLaughlin, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  484. Holly Paton, University of Dundee, MA Student

  485. Sara Pakdel-Cherry, DJCAD, BA (Hons) Fine Art student

  486. Emilia Chegini, University of Dundee, Student

  487. Mira Knoche, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  488. Marianna Olivia Lordou, University of Dundee, Student

  489. María-Luisa Brzezicki, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt student

  490. Sarah Georges, Dundee University, MLitt student

  491. Ellena Leslie, University of Dundee, MA Architecture Student

  492. Elizabeth Donaldson, University of Dundee, Student

  493. Jaime Russell, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Undergraduate 

  494. Saffron-Louise Cook, Dundee University Students' Association: Vice President of Communications and Campaigns

  495. Eloise Wright, Dundee University, Product Design student

  496. Sarah Wright, Parent of student

  497. Kelly Cam, University of Dundee - DJCAD, Student

  498. Isaac Pulman, University of Dundee, Student

  499. Charlotte Geekie, Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Student

  500. Orla Barr, University of Dundee, Undergraduate student

  501. Maisie Tudge, Glasgow School of Art, MA Student

  502. María-Luisa Brzezicki, Glasgow School of Art, MLitt student

  503. Eryn Kelly

  504. Anastasia Provistali, University of Dundee, BSc student

  505. Jana Wallberg, University of Dundee, Student

  506. Iris Ollier, Newcastle University, BA student, 9k4what

  507. Isabella Luccianna Laura Clark, Newcastle University, Student

  508. Erin MacInnes, University of Dundee, LLB student

  509. Alice Wong, Newcastle University, Student

  510. Melanie Colbey, Newcastle University, BA Fine Art student 

  511. Poppy Brook, University of Edinburgh, UG Student

  512. Chujun Yan, University of Edinburgh, MSc student

  513. Pamela Feng, MA Student

  514. Charlott Susanna Rodgers, University of Edinburgh - ECA, MFA student

  515. Lucy Simmons, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

  516. Colin H Orr, Edinburgh College of Art, BA Hons student

  517. Laura Miani, Edinburgh College of Art, MFA2 Student and Representative

  518. Jack Waygood, Edinburgh College of Art , MA Student

  519. Aisling Browne, University of Edinburgh (ECA): 2020 MFA Contemporary Art Graduate

  520. Ziyu Li, ECA, MA Contemporary Art Practice Student

  521. Sian Chen, The University of Edinburgh, MA student

  522. Christopher Rizkallah, Edinburgh College of Art, MA student

  523. Kerry Simms, University of Dundee, Student

  524. Olivia Turner, Artist

  525. Millie Player, Edinburgh College of Art, UG student

  526. Holly Nicholls, Edinburgh College of Art, MA Student

  527. Jiarui Zhang, Glasgow School of Art, MDes student

  528. Kamal Malhotra, University of Edinburgh , Student

  529. Li-Wen Cheng, Edinburgh College of Art, MA Student 尸廿山木水

  530. Kayley Forbes, DJCAD, Student

  531. Emma Giles, University of Dundee, MFA student

  532. Chua Huey Uven Amelea, University of Edinburgh, Alumna

  533. Pavlena Mateeva, Arts University Bournemouth, Student

  534. Dr Edzia Carvalho , University of Dundee, Lecturer, UCU

  535. Bethany Farmer, Artist

  536. Gabriella Burns, GSA, BA (Hons) student

  537. Aylish Kelly, University of Dundee, BDes Student

  538. Cameron Duncan-Cox, University of Dundee, MA Architecture & Urban Planning Student

  539. Bronwen Barnes-Archer, Edinburgh College of Art, UG Student

  540. Eilidh Rose Paterson, Duncan of Jordanstone, Student

  541. Tamsin MacArthur, Glasgow School of Art, BA student

  542. Shannon Keenan, DJCAD, Undergraduate student

  543. Eleanor Hodgson, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Student

  544. Hannah Sullivan, Manchester School of Art, Undergraduate

  545. Kirsty Bell, Grays’ School of Art, BA student

  546. Meera Laila Nasheed, University of Edinburgh, BA student

  547. Ina Morken, University of Edinburgh, UG Student

  548. Anna Rae, DJCAD, Student

  549. Ruby Wilson, Fashion Industry

  550. Chenoa Beedie, Dundee University, Undergraduate

  551. Gillian Rae, Teacher

  552. Ian Ellis, Dundee University, Senior Lecturer/ DUCU Branch Secretary, UCU

  553. Eleni Wittbrodt, Visual Artist

  554. Isabella Dalliston, Glasgow School of Art, MDes student

  555. Eilidh Guthrie, DJCAD, Student

  556. Alice Brooke, Artist/ Disability Advisor GCU, UCU

  557. Kate Josephine Osmond, Edinburgh College of Art, MA Student

  558. Cecile Bec, DJCAD Alumni

  559. Josh Small , UAL, BA Student

  560. Angela Gillies, DJCAD, Student

  561. David Hall, University of Dundee, Staff

  562. Kate Harvey, DJCAD Alumni

  563. Veronika Ficek, University of the Arts London, BA Student

  564. Freya Donaldson, University of West England, BA Student

  565. Rosalind Duguid, Newcastle University, BA Fine Art student

  566. Edgar Alberto Oliveira Pinto Duarte, Student

  567. Claire Coulter, Heriot Watt University, BA (Hons) student

  568. Anna Brodie, Dundee University, BA (Hons) student

  569. Yorgos Karras, GSA, MFA student

  570. Kelly McAllister

  571. Victoria Oliver, MA Ceramic Design for Industry/ BA Hons Contemporary Crafts MA Graduate/ Victoria Oliver Ceramic Design: Founder, Director

  572. Calum Graeme Ingram, DJCAD, Undergraduate

  573. Aischa Claire, University of Glasgow, MA Student

  574. Laura Christy, Teacher of Art and Design 

  575. Miss Gráinne Mullan, Undergraduate student

  576. Mollie Field, MMU, BA (Hons) Student

  577. Lotte Fisher, Artist (DJCAD Alumni)

  578. Magdalena Wloczka, Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture: Diploma of Architecture Student

  579. Tilda Watson, DJCAD, Student

  580. Florence Maclennan, City and Guilds London Art School, Foundation Student

  581. Jack Stamp, University of Dundee, Student

  582. Miss Caitlin Davidson, DJCAD - University of Dundee, Undergraduate Student, DUSA

  583. April Hill, GSA, Student

  584. Lola Knibb, DJCAD Alumni

  585. Emma Boiston, Glasgow School of Art, Graduate

  586. Valentina Lobos, University of Edinburgh, MFA student

  587. Camila Ospina, Edinburgh University, MFA Year 2

  588. Holly Aiton, Heriot Watt, BA Student

  589. Michelle Fisher, University of Dundee, Final Year Student

  590. Rachel Corr, DJCAD, BA (Hons) Student

  591. M Cole, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Undergraduate Student

  592. Ryan Cairns, DJCAD, Student

  593. Emily Gordon, DJCAD, MA student

  594. Jack Ritchie, DJCAD, Textiles Student

  595. Marianthi Macdonald, DJCAD, Graduate

  596. Ffion Williams, Edinburgh College of Art, BA student

Pause or Pay is a UK-wide student-led cross-university action group that emerged as a response to disruption of studio-based learning by COVID-19. To date, we have campaigned to MPs, initiated complaints procedures at various institutions and supported tuition fee strikes. Questions? Interested in helping out? Email us at pauseorpayuk@gmail.com or find us at www.pauseorpayuk.org and @pauseorpayuk on Instagram and Twitter. Sign up to join the organising here: https://forms.gle/YSSUvQTQQTWQcpAC8