There has been significant coverage of the OfS’s launch of two consultations on free speech.
We have opened a consultation on a new complaints scheme that students, higher education staff and visiting speakers can use for free to complain about restrictions to their free speech; and another consultation on how we will play a direct role in regulating students’ unions on free speech matters for the first time.
There was coverage in the following publications:
- PA Media (shared in The Standard and The Independent)
- The Guardian
- Times Higher Education
- Wonkhe (a blog on the guidance for students’ union)
- Research Professional
- Research Professional’s 8am Playbook
- University Herald
- FE News
- The Telegraph
- Epoch Times
Arif Ahmed, Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom, wrote a comment piece for The Times on the consultations.
Arif was also interviewed on the following outlets about the proposals in the consultations: