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Students fear a lack of freedom of speech, says Policy Institute study

Students fear a lack of freedom of speech, says Policy Institute study
Professor Bobby Duffy
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
19 October, 2022 1 min read

Freedom of speech is becoming increasingly threatened at UK colleges and universities, a study has claimed.

Research by the Policy Institute at King’s College London, based on an analysis of multiple surveys carried out among students, found 34 per cent of respondents felt freedom of speech was ‘very’ or ‘fairly threatened’.

This was an increase from 2019, when 24 per cent of students felt free speech and robust debate was becoming restricted.

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