Restoring the real student voice

Education Forum founder Dennis Hayes has written an essay for a new Higher Education Policy Institute report, What is the student voice? Thirteen essays on how to listen to students and how to act on what they say

…Often people argue that the university should be a safe space for discussion. But that is not what “safe space” means today. It means a place where ideas that are deemed unacceptable by the emotionally offended can be excluded. But that is not a university. … Students should leave their safe spaces, managerial committees and destressing programmes and get back to raising their traditional voice. This may seem nothing like a return to the student radicalism of the 1960s but in contemporary therapy culture it would be equally radical...

Read the full essay here.