EXTREMIST speakers may be banned on campus after Theresa May announced plans forÂ new anti-terror legislationÂ last night.
The new Bill means that universities must put policies in place to deal with radical speakers, in accordance with government advice.
Universities will be put under a â€œstatutory dutyâ€ to prevent individuals from being radicalized on campus.
If institutions fail to take into account Home Office directions, the policy will be enforceable by court order.
This is part of a package of measures that seeks to combat radicalization that May says is â€œtaking place behind closed doors in mosques, homes and community centres, but also in schools, universities and prisonsâ€.
On the threat of ISIL, May said:Â â€œThere is evidence that as well as inspiring young Muslims to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight, they have given energy and a renewed sense of purpose to subversive Islamist organisations and radical leaders in Britain.â€
KCLSU already has anÂ â€œExternal Speakers Policyâ€Â in place to ensure that freedom of expression does not violate the safety of Kingâ€™s students. This is currently under review.
The National Union of Students responded in 2011 to similar plansÂ to ban non-violent Islamist speakers by urging against â€œwild sensationalism that only serves to unfairly demonise Muslim students.â€
In 2011,Â a report by Universities UKÂ found Universities to be dealing with such security matters responsibly, â€œalongside their obligations to protect and promote free speech and academic freedom.â€
It is unclear how the details of this legislation will directly affect College policy at this time.