Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute discriminates then apologies for rejecting Russian applicant

12th August

The Beatson Institute is a Scottish registered charity in Glasgow funded and supported by Cancer Research UK

The email had read: “The Beatson has established a new policy upon which I am unable to appoint you because you are Russian.” Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”.

Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”…“Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and offers are always reviewed against external checks, such as visa requirements or UK government sanctions…“In this case there was an initial misunderstanding of these restrictions, which has been addressed.”

Sansom said the organisation has contacted the applicant involved to offer them a place and “have apologised for any distress caused”. He added it is reviewing processes internally to prevent this issue from occurring again in future.

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