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Statement on Freedom of Speech

Middlesex University outlines its Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech within the Public Policy Statements section on its website at: www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/policies/public-policy-statements. This is to ensure compliance with the statutory Prevent Duty in the United Kingdom (UK) and addresses the following areas:

  • Policies and procedures for approving external speakers and events on campus
  • Code of practice for ensuring freedom of speech within the law
  • Arrangements to protect the importance of academic freedom
  • Policies and procedures for approving branded events taking place off campus

At the Dubai campus, Middlesex University recognises that it operates within the context of the culture, values and laws of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University acknowledges its obligations to the community within which it operates including the Government, citizens, residents and organisations of the United Arab Emirates. Useful information about the National Tolerance Programme in the UAE can be found at https://government.ae/en/about-the-uae/culture/tolerance/tolerance-initiatives#minister-of-tolerance. Similarly the UAE’s laws and expectations regarding Media can be found at https://government.ae/en/media/media. Any questions or concerns with issues of freedom of speech at Middlesex University Dubai should be addressed through academic channels, beginning with the Student Office (studentoffice@mdx.ac.ae) or the Quality Office (qualityoffice@mdx.ac.ae), proceeding to the Deputy Directors and then to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director’s Office.

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