This revised guidance provides an overview of the ways in which higher education Institutions (HEIs) can prevent intolerance and develop a culture where relationships between diverse groups and individuals enhance the learning experience, protect freedom of speech and academic freedom, tackle harassment, and contribute to an inclusive society.
This guidance supports institutions to take a proportionate approach in decision making and suggests immediate, medium and long-term strategies for promoting good relations within the present legal framework. Instead of advocating a ‘one size fits all’ approach, this guidance outlines good principles of process and practice that institutions should consider in their particular context.
It is recommended that institutions should consider any incidents of hate and intolerance or situations where free speech and good relations intersect on a case-by-case basis within the framework of agreed policies, seeking specific legal advice where necessary. This guidance does not constitute legal advice.
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