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Free speech bill and Higher Education: James Murray for Times Higher Education

Posted on 22 May 2023

The free speech bill has finally become law. Managing Associate James Murray spoke to Times Higher Education about potential changes that could be on the horizon for the Higher Education sector.

The new Act aims to make provisions in relation to freedom of speech and academic freedom in higher education institutions and in students’ unions, and for connected purposes.

"Institutions are going to have to do a lot of work to get up to a baseline standard where they are compliant with the law against which they are going to be measured by the new free speech champion [to be appointed by the regulator, the Office for Students]."

Read the full article here.

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