Email shows Student Rights tried to get uni to pass on details of student event

A private email (PDF) sent by Student Rights to Queen Mary, University of London, and released under the Freedom of Information Act shows that the ‘anti-extremism’ organisation tried to get the university to pass on details of a student event.

In October 2012, Student Rights researcher Rupert Sutton wrote to the university about the event, for which the speakers were not yet announced, stating:

I was hoping that, in line with the university’s requirements, the society might have informed the university who the speakers would be,
and that you would be able to pass on that information.

As far as the emails released under the FOI Act show, the university did not respond to Student Rights request to pass on any information, which Sutton justified by saying that the society had in the past hosted speakers from Islamist group Hizb ut Tahrir. Though the unnamed speakers that Student Rights suspected were likely Muslim, the event was not organised by the Islamic Society, but a group called the ‘Ideological Society’.

Advertisements

One response to “Email shows Student Rights tried to get uni to pass on details of student event

  1. Pingback: REVEALED: Freedom of Information requests show Student Rights private correspondence with universities | Students for Real Student Rights

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s