Dr Hamaseh Tayari - statement from the Principal

The Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli, said: “I have spoken with Dr Hamaseh Tayari, our veterinary student who was unable to travel back to Glasgow from holiday in Costa Rica through the United States because she holds an Iranian passport.

“She has been overwhelmed by the messages of support she has had on social media and will be travelling back to Scotland, via Spain, in the next 24 hours. The University has made clear that we will do all we can to help Hamaseh.

“We look forward to welcoming her back on campus. The University would also like to acknowledge and to thank the many people who have been in touch and who pledged and provided support on social media.

“The University provides advice and guidance to staff and students f they find themselves in difficulties when overseas, and we will be reviewing this in the light of this weekend’s events.”

Hamaseh graduated with honours from the University of Pisa (Italy), Faculty of Veterinary Science in 2012.

After graduation, she received a grant for a research project in veterinary ultrasound locoregional anaesthesia at the University of Pisa and in April 2016 she was awarded her PhD.

During her PhD, she completed a one-year veterinary anaesthesia training program at Tierspital at the University of Bern (Switzerland).

Hamaseh joined the University of Glasgow as a resident in Veterinary Anaesthesia in November 2015 and is studying towards her European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.