Students have blasted St Andrews University for enforcing diversity modules before they are accepted on courses.
The institution in Fife, Scotland, which topped the Good University Guide this year, said prospective students had to accept ‘personal guilt’. They ‘pass’ by giving certain answers to compulsory questions on sustainability, consent and good academic practice.
But the university said the modules had been requested by students, were put in place years ago and denied reports on them being introduced recently.It comes as a raft of schools, universities and companies bow to pressure to run the controversial training programmes.
Britons are being forced to take courses on anti-bullying, anti-racism and climate change despite questions over whether they work. Academics and politicians have hit out at the schemes, warning they are a form of indoctrination and stifle free speech.
St Andrews’ modules ask students to agree with sentences such as: ‘Acknowledging your personal guilt is a useful start point in overcoming unconscious bias.’