We asked KCL students whether they agree or disagree with KCLSU’s Safe Space Marshals and why
And now we have even MORE questions to ask
The recent press regarding the KCLSU Safe Space Marshals has taken off in the past couple of weeks regarding their employment, where they've been seen, but most of all why they are present.
From what we know, the Safe Space Marshals are protecting students at external events held at King's, but there are so many questions still unanswered. For example, how can we categorise events that require safe space marshals? What sort of situations could be foreseen that aren't covered in a risk assessment, that would require their presence? How do we separate a difference of opinion from active abuse?
We took this controversy and posed it to various members of the KCL student body to find out exactly what they think. Here are some of the opinions we found on campus that deserve to be heard.
Adam Beswick, International Relations – 1st year
Maria and Grace, English – 1st year
Owen Smith, English – 1st year
Ainhoa, English Lit – 1st year
Billie Yankulova and Jason Lee, Film Studies – 2nd year
Miriama, English Lit – Exchange from Auckland, New Zealand
Isabella Sandak-Lewin, Biomedical Engineering – 1st year
Hanna Thomas, Biomedical Engineering – 1st year
Zachariah, Music – 2nd year
Marie Cassis, Music – 2nd year
Alexander, Philosophy – 3rd year
Caolain Cleary, Classics – 1st year
After going round and interviewing dozens of students, the general consensus is: we need more information. There is a sense of "I don't know enough" going around campus and the KCLSU are not doing enough to rid of any falsehood, ambivalence or confusion that students may have about this very relevant issue. We have the right to know how we are being taken care of as a community.
Stay tuned for more interviews, voxpops and investigative journalism with The Tab King's.