16 June 2020

“We welcome Edge Hill Students’ Union announcement that the President-elect Sam Farrell will not be taking up the position of President on 1st July 2020.

 “While the Students’ Union is a wholly independent organisation, responsible for the election and appointment of its officers, the University has always been clear that it will not tolerate abhorrent, abusive or racist behaviour of any kind and would not hesitate to use its own procedures if necessary if the matter was not dealt with appropriately. 

 “As a University, we remain strongly committed to equality and diversity and will continue to tackle injustices and challenge inequality in all its forms.

 “We are aware that the Students’ Union will now be considering their options for the role of President for the forthcoming academic year.”