Motion ref. S5M-23421
Glasgow Caledonian University Foundation's Common Good Campaign
Submitted by: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Supported by: Tom Arthur, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Kenneth Gibson, Iain Gray, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Alex Rowley, Sandra White
That the Parliament recognises the profound and rapid impact that the pandemic has had on the lives of young people, especially those leaving education and about to enter the world of work; welcomes the work of the Glasgow Caledonian University Foundation in launching its Common Good Campaign; understands that the campaign, backed by Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, seeks to reach out to alumni and friends of the university to ask them to consider giving back financially or in-kind to support students in the three main areas in which they are being most affected, student hardship, mental health and wellbeing, and employability; commends this effort from the university foundation, and sees it as an exemplary response to the challenges arising from the pandemic.