The Office of Fair Trading targets universities

The OFT is investigating universities' terms and conditions. The Office of Fair Trading, apparently at the request of the National Union of Students, has started an investigation into whether some of the sanctions imposed by universities on students, which may prevent them from progressing or graduating if they owe the university money, are unfair in … Continue reading The Office of Fair Trading targets universities

Speaking with difficulty

New advice from the Charity Commission sows some confusion. The Charity Commission has recently published some new guidance which is intended to help trustees protect their charities against "abuse by extremists." This guide/toolkit though seems to offer a particular challenge to universities which are subject to legislation on external speakers dating back to 1986 which … Continue reading Speaking with difficulty