Students have had their university essays investigated by police and faced questioning by staff under government counter-terror measures, The Independent can reveal.

Campaigners and experts warn that free speech is being stifled on campus and trust destroyed because of the “overzealous” Prevent programme, with students and lecturers becoming “suspects and informants”.

Freedom of Information requests reveal that academic materials have been flagged in response to the government’s anti-radicalisation strategy – but it is understood that no action has been taken against students.

Source: Students’ university essays reported to police under ‘overzealous’ government counter-terror measures | The Independent