Sign the Open Letter to John Swinney and Richard Lochhead!
You can sign our open letter as an individual or on behalf of your organisation in solidarity, even if you are not a studio-based learner. We ask for you to also sign as an individual if your organisation has decided to sign in solidarity.

DJCAD Pause or Pay, consisting of students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, have written an open letter to Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, and Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead. The letter outlines the necessity for Scottish art and design schools to present their unique case to the devolved government. You can find our full open letter here:

Deadline for signatures: 6 March 2021

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DJCAD Pause or Pay is the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design branch of Pause or Pay UK. Find us on at @djcadpauseorpay on Instagram and join DJCAD Pause or Pay here: 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? Reply to this email or find us at and @pauseorpayuk on Instagram and Twitter. Sign up to join the organising here:
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