Loughborough University reported for ‘systematic crackdown on peaceful protest’

“The senior management are determined to ensure the campus doesn’t become a political space”. This is what a student and their representative were told by the head of security at Loughborough University during a disciplinary investigation last year. They were being interviewed about their role in a peaceful protest where inoffensive messages were written in

Loughborough Students Risk Disciplinary Action on Fossil Fuel Campaign

At the start of the academic year something unusual happened at Loughborough University. Whereas undergraduates normally avoid politics on campus a small group got together to discuss a campaign to encourage the university to take their investments out of fossil fuels. Initially the Loughborough People and Planet campaign had the support of Loughborough Students’ Union