Closed petition Do not impose new free speech conditions on higher education
The Government should scrap plans to impose new restrictions on universities under the premise of strengthening free speech and academic freedom, which could impinge on the ability of universities and student unions to make their own decisions about speakers and course content.
Universities are established, independent institutions with administrative processes already in place to make decisions on all of these issues, and are already held to national laws regarding discipline, dismissal and censorship.
Imposing new conditions on universities will restrict their independence, and could seriously harm the higher education sector if they are enacted.
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