External Speaker Requests

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Any ratified society is able to invite external speakers onto campus to interact with society members.

We will consider requests in line with the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Act 2023.

This act makes provision in relation to freedom of speech and academic freedom in higher education institutions and in students’ unions. 

This form should be used by committee's to request access for an external speaker to come on campus for a society event.

Please note that any external speaker requests have to be approved by both the Students' Union and the University security team. Because of this, they can take up to two weeks to be processed so please consider this when planning your event and plan as far in advance as possible.

External speakers should NOT be advertised until you have received confirmation that they can come on campus.


Access the External Speaker Form