You speak out after students banned
READERS have backed the University of Warwick after it banned three students from campus after an investigation into a group chat that talked of raping fellow students.
The students responsible for the Facebook group chat have also been rightly criticised after one was banned for life from going to the University of Warwick, and two others for ten years.
A total of 11 students were originally part of the investigation with university bosses eventually taking action against eight.
As well as discussing raping women, those involved in the group chat also used racial and antisemitic slurs.
Readers have been reacting to the news on Facebook, Twitter and on our website - below is a selection of what you’ve had to say:
- My son will start at Warwick Uni in Sept. Not good publicity for such good University. Disgusting.
- The University’s response makes them look like they won’t accept behaviour such as this, which is a good thing.
- These are supposed to be the elite! The future of our country. Shocking is an understatement.
- What a waste of student loan. Glad they were removed..this city doesn’t need the likes of those. Discusting (sic) comments. Hopefully they learnt a very tough lesson at the uni !!!! Probably not raving about rape now!! Stupid ppl (sic).
- Good! It’s not exactly a joke promoting ‘rape.’ Their chat held a horrible message that it is okay to treat girls in such a misogynistic way, maybe this has taught them a lesson.
- Adolescent geeks without the first idea of good taste, particularly after a few drinks. I don’t think these guys had any intention of carrying out any of their stupid comments, but for so-called high level students they should have known better. If they didn’t, they do now. Probably cost themselves and their parents thousands of pounds in the process.
- The University have done the right thing, it is unacceptable for any posting to advocate rape against any person whether male or female. There is no room in society for this.
If you have been affected by this story then contact Safeline on 01926 402498 or email email@example.com. uk, or alternatively contact the Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) on 024 7627 7777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07936 816130.