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A new duty

Universities told to prevent radicalisation, writes Alison Goddard.

A new statutory duty to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism will be placed on universities, the home secretary has announced. Theresa May said that a counter-terrorism Bill will be introduced tomorrow, which would give ministers powers to order universities to ban extremists from speaking on campus. The Guardian says that universities, schools, councils and prisons would all be subject to the new rules. The Financial Times reports that the new UK terror measures (£) target schools, prisons and universities. We have an article, available only to HE, which examines how universities have previously been exonerated over concerns about radicalisation.

Wales Online reports that the Browne-style review of student finance and university funding in Wales that is currently taking place may consider introducing a Scottish-style system. Sir Ian Diamond of the University of Aberdeen, who is leading the review, appears to have told a reporter that the Scottish model was one option. The newspaper points out that it would lead to Welsh students paying tuition fees of £9,000 to study outside Wales

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