The Government’s Universities Minister, Jo Johnson MP, has called for institutions to protect free speech on campus, and said that any that fail to protect it could be fined, suspended or de-registered by a new regulator.
A new motion on free speech which called for ‘a difference of views towards Union or University policy and actions’ to not ‘bring the Union into disrepute’ has been passed by students at an All Student Members meeting (ASM) last night.
Hello and welcome to The Linc’s live coverage of this afternoon’s All Student Members Meeting (ASM), which includes a new motion on freedom of speech, as well as proposals on free higher education and mental health first aid.
A petition entitled ‘Give Archery their home’ has been launched on the Students’ Union’s website, after the University of Lincoln’s Archery Society were told that they could no longer use the facilities at Riseholme College.
The University of Lincoln’s Archery Society has been left without a place to practice at, after they were informed that they could no longer use their previous venue on the university’s Riseholme Campus.
A new motion on freedom of speech is to be debated at the next All Student Members meeting (ASM) on Monday, it has been announced.
The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union has amended its Student Disciplinary Policy following a review by its Executive Committee, it has been revealed.
The University of Lincoln’s IT department are investigating a technical issue which caused Blackboard to be temporarily offline this morning, it has been revealed.
Students have been unable to access Blackboard this morning, with the site going down just two days after it was declared as being ‘stable and performing well’.
Blackboard is now ‘stable and performing well’ after continuous technical issues, Deputy Vice Chancellor Julian Free has confirmed.