UCU comment on segregation at universities

12 December 2013 | last updated: 10 December 2015

UCU has confirmed its opposition to segregation on university campuses in light of the recent debate sparked by a report from Universities UK. The union said freedom of speech, expression and association are vital parts of campus life.

UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said: 'UCU believes that freedom of speech, expression and association are vital parts of campus life. Universities, as public spaces, have a responsibility to all their staff and students in this regard and we do not believe that there should be enforced segregation at academic events or talks that take place on university premises.'

See: Universities 'can segregate men and women for debates', The Telegraph

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