The University of the West of Scotland-Oxfam Partnership - 'for a more equitable and sustainable Scotland'.

  • Collins, Chik (PI)
  • Stuart, Francis (CoI)
  • Livingstone, Jamie (CoI)
  • Pautz, Hartwig (CoI)

Project Details


This is a long-term, working partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and Oxfam Scotland. The Partnership emerged as a result of collaborative work between UWS staff and Oxfam and its community partner organisations in the period between 2007 and 2011. This work revolved around the development of Oxfam’s antipoverty advocacy and campaigning in Scotland. The Partnership was formally established in 2011-12, and combined research and knowledge exchange linking UWS academics and Oxfam and with various external partners - including community organisations, and a series of UWS-Oxfam Partnership Policy Forum meetings (seminars, workshops, etc) focused on a range of salient issues. More information about the work of the Partnership and its various outputs (projects, reports, publications and events) can be found at:

Professor Collins led the Partnership from the UWS side between 2011-12 and 2019. The Partnership was supported by an initial award of of some 50,000 GBP from the Strategic Development Fund of the University of the West of Scotland in 2011/12, and thereafter was supported by additional resourcing from other partners/collaborators, both in kind and monetary. The work of the Partnership is ongoing, and Professor Collins remains associated with that work in his position as Visiting Professor at the University of the West of Scotland.
Short titleThe UWS-Oxfam Partnership
Effective start/end date4/07/11 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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