University of Leeds statement: Freedom of Expression

Following publication of university free speech rankings by online magazine Spiked, the University of Leeds has issued the following statement:

“The University is committed to promoting and positively encouraging free debate, enquiry and protest within the requirements placed on it by the law. It tolerates a wide range of views even when they are unpopular, controversial or provocative.

“Indeed, the University has never banned an event or speaker because of the subject matter and it hosts a broad range of debates and speeches on a wide range of subjects.

“The University’s policy is clearly set out in its Freedom of Expression Protocol.”