The government's anti-radicalisation scheme, Prevent, is instilling "fear, suspicion and censorship" on university campuses, an advocacy group has warned.
In a report based on interviews with 36 Muslim students, academics and professionals, Just Yorkshire said the scheme had fostered a "policing culture" in higher education and argued that it should be closed down immediately.
It concludes: "A wide spectrum of our respondents articulated concerns in relation to surveillance, censorship and the resultant isolation felt by many."
Prevent, a voluntary programme, aims to divert people from terrorism before they offend. Public bodies such as schools and universities have a duty to report those they suspect are at risk of being radicalised.