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Freedom of Speech Statement
Important information regarding ULSU's Freedom of Speech

posted 7th March 2017 at 1:00pm

Freedom of speech is a fundamental value of the Students' Union. The SU is built on a foundation where students can express opinions and ideas freely within the law.

The Students’ Union is run by students for students. There are agreed policies in place – based on national guidance for charities - which protect students and aims to provide a safe environment in which complex issues can be discussed and debated.

At Lincoln, student engagement in political processes is high - the recent SU elections produced the highest turnout on record - and the Union provides many different ways for students to express their views and bring about change.

For obvious reasons, we cannot comment on live disciplinary matters concerning members of one of our clubs and societies however; we can confirm that due to a suspected breach of the code of conduct a request has been made that the Conservative Society temporarily suspend their social media account.

Though we are aware of some areas of concern regarding Freedom of Speech, we would like to reassure you that Lincoln SU shares the same values as the University of Lincoln in this respect.

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union is proud to protect the rights of all individuals to express their opinions, ideas, and concerns, and would emphasise that student welfare is at the heart of everything we do.