Midwifery student banned from work placement over pro-life views demands apology from university

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph:

A midwifery student banned from her hospital placement over her pro-life views has demanded an apology from university bosses.

Julia Rynkiewicz, 24, an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham, faced expulsion from her degree after lecturers raised concerns about her fitness to practice.

In what is believed to be first case of its kind – and which is likely to have far-reaching implications for freedom of speech across UK campuses – Ms Rynkiewicz was banned from completing her placement at a local hospital and faced a fitness to practice hearing on Monday.

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