Letter to Russell Group Universities About Reporting Websites


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.

Below you can read our original letter and the reply we received from Dr Tim Bradshaw.

UPDATE: We received a reply from Dr Tim Bradshaw on 10/06/2021. You can read the full text of his letter below.

Our reply on 11/06/2021 to Dr Bradshaw’s response.