Teaching About Terrorism: University of Liverpool
Teaching About Terrorism is a 2009/10 research project funded by C-SAP, one of the Higher Education Academy's subject networks. The project aims to research the extent and nature of teaching about terrorism in UK Universities, primarily in the disciplines of Sociology, Politics and Criminology.
Freedom of Information Request 1
- Does your institution provide any information or advice to students or staff on any potential liability under Terrorism legislation which might result from accessing materials for teaching or research?
- Does your institution have any kind of procedure to review or assess reading lists, module descriptors or other teaching materials which explicitly or in practice considers questions of safety and risk under terrorism legislation as part of its remit?
- Does your institution have any system, policy or procedure in place for dealing with any potential actions taken by the authorities against the institution, its students or staff under Terrorism legislation?
- Does your institution have any system, policy or procedure in place for ‘preventing violent extremism’ as recommended for example in the government guidance document ‘Promoting Good Campus Relations’
- The University of Liverpool does have a Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech which enables the University to withhold permission to use University premises for meetings or events if we believe the meeting or event is likely to result in an infringement of the law and we would invoke these powers, if necessary, in relation to extremist speakers. We also have established channels to the police in the event that we have concerns about potential extremism and we provide opportunities for the police to give advice and guidance on such matters to our students.
Freedom of Information Request 2
- Freedom of Information Results, Teaching About Terrorism: FOI Results
- University of Liverpool, Teaching About Terrorism Response to FOI 1, Scribd