The NUS has launched a helpline for students who are "affected" by the government's controversial Prevent strategy, which aims to tackle extremism in sectors which include education. The 'helpline', which is a mobile phone number (07741264037), will assist students in not complying with Prevent.
The NUS suggests that you could use the helpline if you've noticed 'noticed increased monitoring of the prayer room'.
The goal of Prevent at universities is to stop students becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It emphasises early intervention and legally requires members of staff to refer students to the authorities under certain circumstances. However it has come under criticism from some groups, including the NUS, who have called it "invasive" and "racist".
The NUS says you can call at any time. If there is no answer, they will get back to you within 24 hours.
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