Statement from the Students Union

We support the right of students to protest against a wide range of issues. We are concerned that the current wording of the Injunction applied for by (and granted to) the University limits this right without the prior permission of the University.

We understand many students, including our our campaigning societies, are concerned about this wording, feeling it will limit their right to protest about a wide range of issues. Many feel the University could use this injuction to limit activity such as gaining petition signatures and even general awareness campaigns relating to any variety of issues.

Whilst we recognise the University may well have no intention to limit protest actions other than occupations, the wording of the injunction doesn’t ensure this intent. 

We are currently negotiating with the University with the aim of resolving this situation.”