Durham University fresher expelled over "abhorrent" remarks

A fresher at Durham University who was due to start next month has been expelled. After becoming a member of a “lads” group on the popular chat app Whatsapp where they discussed having sex with the poorest girl.

Durham University fresher expelled: Following an investigation the pupil has had his place withdrawn after the “utterly abhorrent” remarks. An inquiry was launched after it was discovered that they had planned a competition to see who could have sex with the poorest female student.

Parts of their conversations were posted to the University’s Facebook page. On a different subject, one lad wrote regarding the George Floyd killing that ” he deserved it”. Vice chancellor of the University, Jeremy Cook, said. “the University has recently been made aware of some horrible comments posted by students on social media sites”.

Later, he went on to say. “As we said at the time, we condemn the content and behaviour demonstrated in these social media posts. Which is entirely unacceptable and violates the values and behaviours that we uphold as a University community.” He added that “As a result of this investigation, which was conducted under the University’s Admissions Policy. One male who was due to begin studying at Durham University next month has, in accordance with the terms of their offer, had their offer withdrawn.

This was due to his behaviour falling short of the values we uphold. As reflected in our regulations.” Two other students were found not to have broken the rules. And will be able to start their studies next month. Mr Cook said that, after involving the police. Investigations were continuing into other comments that had been made.


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