The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on universities to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. The Act also notes that universities must seek to balance this duty with their commitment to freedom of speech and the importance of academic freedom. The University has taken a risk-based approach in discharging its duties under the Act.
The University is committed to:
- protecting the principle of freedom of speech
- safeguarding its students from the risks of radicalisation and terrorism
The University’s Prevent policy sets out the University’s response to the Prevent statutory duty, introduced in September 2015:
University staff and students wishing to report any concerns in line with the Prevent Duty, should contact the Student Advice team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any other (external) persons wishing to report concerns in line with the Prevent Duty, should report them here:
Run Hide Tell
The ‘Run Hide Tell’ campaign is the Home Office’s official campaign advising on how to respond to a terrorist situation. We recommend you watch the following ‘Stay Safe’ film to familiarise yourself with current guidance on how to ensure your safety and notify others in the event of you witnessing a hostile situation:
Please also see the following leaflet summarising the Run Hide Tell guidance: