Top UK Universities | Part Eight – Scotland

You can find our previous parts on the South East  here, London here, East Midlands and East of England one here, a North East and North West one here, the South West one here, West Midlands one here and the Yorkshire and the Humber one, here. As with those articles, all of these figures are from, which is compiled by Stonewall. They have an A-Z list of Universities, all them with a checklist. All our ratings below will be out of ten for the amount of items each university has checked off Stonewall’s list, so the higher the number, the better the uni for LGBT people.

They rate each university by anti-homophobic bullying policy and mandatory training, student sexual orientation monitoring, explicit welfare support and info for LGB students, society for LGBT students, events for LGB students, consultation with LGB students, specific career advice for LGB students, LGBT Staff Network, Stonewall Diversity Champion and engagement with the wider community.

Each University’s name will be a clickable link, where you can view the Gay By Degree page for a more in depth breakdown.


Aberdeen – 7/10

Abertay Dundee – 2/10

Dundee – 3/10

Edinburgh – 6/10

Edinburgh Napier – 1/10

Glasgow Caledonian – 4/10

Glasgow School of Art – 0/10 (Keep in mind this is a small institution)

Heriot-Watt – 3/10

Queen Margaret – 3/10

Robert Gordon – 5/10

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – 5/10

St Andrews – 7/10

Stirling – 5/10

Strathclyde – 5/10

University of Glasgow – 10/10

University of the Highlands and Islands – 1/10

University of the West of Scotland – 1/10