Guild President Sunday Blake chaired a cross-sector panel on Freedom of Speech:
"I recently organised and chaired a session on campus free speech with the Governments Department of Education – I’m delighted with how it went! The event was also attended by representatives from The Russell Group, Advance HE, AHUA, QAA, OIAHE, UUK, Guild HE, MillionPlus, Office for Students, CUC and University Alliance. It was incredible to have so many high-profile stakeholders attend the event and we were able to cover so much in the session. The discussion ranged from when debates started in the 80s, through to the impact of social media and covid-19 on events. I’m really pleased that many said they would continue to work with myself and Wonkhe to develop best codes of practice and improved guidance for the sector on freedom of speech, expression, and association."