No event involving any external speakers may be publicised until the speaker has been cleared through the appropriate procedures. You will be notified if your speaker request has been approved.
As the event organiser, it is your responsibility to inform your external speaker of the External Speaker Agreement.
The Students' Union reserves the right to cancel or prohibit any event with an external speaker if the procedures are not followed in accordance with the external guest speaker procedure below:
Leeds Beckett Students’ Union (LBSU) supports the culture of academic freedom on campus and encourages open debate towards the development of students’ ideas and understanding.
LBSU has a responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of students and the general public. All events organised by student groups intend to balance freedom of expression with freedom from harm and prevent speakers who incite hatred, violence or law breaking.
By attending an LBSU event your group and your external speaker agree to abide by the Union’s policies and regulations, the legislation that protect individuals and groups from intimidation, discrimination and harassment and to be respectful of the beliefs and opinions of others.
LBSU reserves the right to contact the external speaker directly for the purpose of sending a copy of the agreement details.
*** Social distancing is REQUIRED in order for events to take place ***