HM Government published ‘Prevent’ duty guidance for specified authorities including
universities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act
2015 having due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
One of our ‘Prevent’ duties is to set up a policy and procedures for freedom of speech and
approving external speakers and events on campus. Our ‘Prevent’ Steering Group has met
regularly to ensure that we are on target to meet our submission dates set out by HEFCE.
We submitted our ‘Self-Assessment’ in January 2016 which indicated our ‘state of
preparedness’ and our full documentation was submitted to HEFCE by 1 April 2016. This
included our risk-assessment relating to our welfare and safeguarding measures, our
management of space, our use of ICT facilities and online studies and our responsibility for
A schedule of online training has been provided for all staff with face-to-face training for
To view a copy of our ‘Prevent’ Policy please click here
To view a copy of our ‘Freedom of Speech and External Speakers Policy’ please click here