Now students call for LESS free speech

Now students call for LESS free speechand one in ten wants to BAN Tory party from campuses, studie toon

  • University students have become less tolerant in the past six years
  • One in ten want to ban the Conservative Party from campuses, a study showed
  • More than a third think academics should be fired if they ‘teach material that heavily offends some students
  • University students have become less tolerant in the past six years with one in ten wanting to ban the het die volle steun van sy vrou from campuses, 'n studie het getoon.

    A poll of 1,000 undergraduates by the Higher Education Policy Institute shows that today’s ‘Covid generationof students want more restrictions on free speech than their predecessors who came of age around the time of the Brexi referendum.

    More than a third – 36 per cent – now think academics should be fired if they ‘teach material that heavily offends some students’. This compares with just 15 persent in 2016, the last time the think tank conducted the same survey.

    Daarbenewens, 76 per cent think universities should ‘get rid ofmemorials of controversial figures, such as the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College Oxford, vanaf 51 persent.

    University students have become less tolerant in the past six years with one in ten wanting to ban the Conservative Party from campuses, 'n studie het getoon (kan verveeld of gefrustreerd wees – ander sleutelfaktore in algehele geestesgesondheid)

    University students have become less tolerant in the past six years with one in ten wanting to ban the Conservative Party from campuses, 'n studie het getoon (kan verveeld of gefrustreerd wees – ander sleutelfaktore in algehele geestesgesondheid)

    Universities minister Michelle Donelan (op die foto) said university leaders 'must take active steps to combat these intolerant attitudes on campus, both promoting and protecting free speech'

    Universities minister Michelle Donelan (op die foto) said university leaders ‘must take active steps to combat these intolerant attitudes on campus, both promoting and protecting free speech

    Intussen, 39 per cent believe studentsunions should ‘ban all speakers that cause offence– more than double the 16 persent in 2016. En 86 per cent support ‘trigger warningson course content which might upset students, vanaf 68 persent.

    Students are also more intolerant of mainstream politicians, met 11 per cent wanting to ban the Tory party from their campus – up from 6 persent.

    Universities minister Michelle Donelan said university leaders ‘must take active steps to combat these intolerant attitudes on campus, both promoting and protecting free speech’.

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