We’ve written to the CEO of the Russell Group, as well as the Vice-Chancellors of all 24 Russell Group universities, advising them that the reporting schemes they’ve set up to enable students and staff to make complaints – about ‘micro-aggressions’, for instance – do not take account of their legal duty to uphold free speech and may render them vulnerable to legal challenge, particularly after the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill has become law. You can read more about these websites in the MailOnline.
UPDATE: Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group has responded. You can read the full text of his letter below.
UPDATE: We have replied to Dr Tim Bradshaw’s response – see below for details.
The reply from Dr Tim Bradshaw.Mr-Toby-Young-from-Rissell-Group-June-2021
Our reply to Dr Bradshaw’s response.Letter-to-Russell-Group-11-June-2021