Updated: Mar 24
Universities and colleges will be banned from using gagging orders to silence students who complain about sexual abuse, bullying, harassment and misconduct on campus.
The amendment to the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill was passed during a debate in the Lords last night with cross-party support.
It was proposed by a Labour peer and supported by the government after concerns that institutions had used non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to stop rape victims speaking out about their treatment.
Published: 8 December 2022
Author: Nicola Woolcock