CCTV in student prayer rooms

The University of Westminster has been criticised by students for installing cameras in prayer rooms on all campuses, after failing to consult the Students’ Union who oppose the move.

The cameras were installed in October 2015 in all prayer rooms and multi-faith quiet rooms as a “policy decision”, with no clear signage to warn students.

It is not clear if students were made aware of the changes which have been accused of intruding on privacy.

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Jim Hirschmann, UWSU president, said: “the cameras were implemented without our input and as a Union we are naturally concerned about the privacy of our members and have made our opposition clear to senior University staff.” click here.