Report: Cleaning Staff Recruited To Monitor Student Extremism

Cleaners and catering staff are being trained by universities to eavesdrop on students at risk of being radicalised by terrorists, according to an article on the Telegraph website.

In a bid to prevent students from falling prey to extremists, several universities are broadening their training to include staff who they believe will pick up on tell-tale signs missed by their academic peers.

They include London South Bank University and the Open University, which revealed that they had developed new online training schemes for security, cleaning contractors and catering staff.

It is understood that university leaders have widened their scope because students with extremist sympathies are more likely to disclose telling information in canteens, cafes and libraries rather than lecture halls.

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