Academic Freedom

  • The right to publish the findings of research without threats grounded in disapproval of or concern over those findings being directed to the employment or privileges of the researcher. 

  • The right to express your own opinions without being silenced or intimidated by those who disagree with you.

  • The right to be offended by what other people might say, but to respect their right to say it – and to get over it.

  • The right to be treated as an equal irrespective colour, creed, age, social class,  sexual orientation, nationality or biological sex.

  • The right – indeed the duty – to challenge all established orthodoxies even those of the academy itself.

  • The right to an education which is politically broad, free of indoctrination and introduces a wide variety of viewpoints.

  • The right to be able to hear outside speakers at university who possess a wide variety of views in a civil atmosphere and without harassment or intimidation.

  • The right to be judged by your lecturers purely according to academic ability, regardless of how greatly your political views might differ from theirs.