The Students' Union agreed the following in 2015 and remains our policy on PREVENT
1. That the PREVENT agenda in practice disproportionately affects already marginalised groups of
2. The monitoring of students in the manner proposed by PREVENT is an infringement of civil
liberties such as freedom of speech and will change the nature of institutions devoted to learning,
personal growth and challenging ideas.
3. The prevent agenda reinforces through the language within its documentation islamophobia and
its by-product of discrimination and racism.
5 A position of non-compliance does not prevent the students union from participating in
discussions with the university on PREVENT or monitoring the effects of prevent on its
The Students' Union will assist the University in their legal duty to comply with PREVENT, but will not take action and will not comply with any direct request to comply with this policy