University of Wales Trinity Saint David warns that students spreading Covid misinformation could face discplinary action

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has hit out against one of its own students campaign urging people not to get vaccinated against Covid 19.

The so-called Students Against Tyranny group urges those aged between 15-21 not to get jabbed, and claims coronavirus is merely “rebranded flu”.

The campaign, headed by a first year student, claims young people are being “pressured and coerced into taking the vaccine” and says people should “wake up”.

But it has sparked a backlash from the university, which has warned disciplinary action could be taken against those found spreading misinformation.

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The student leading the campaign claims to have been “awake since 2016” and that the ongoing Covid pandemic is a “rebranded flu” in order “to implement vaccine passports on an international scale”.

The anti-vaccine campaigner has repeatedly fought against vaccinations in young people and recently appeared at demonstrations held in Cardiff over the weekend.

But officials at UWTSD insisted their student’s views “do not reflect the position of the university”.

A spokeswoman said: “In line with Welsh Government Guidelines, we are strongly encouraging all our students to have at least one dose of the vaccine before commencing their programme to protect themselves and our community and are working with our local health boards to facilitate the vaccine roll-out.

“The university is aware of comments made by an individual on social media who appears to be linked to our community. Such views do not reflect the position of the University. The university’s priority is the health and wellbeing of our community.

“We have robust measures in place to keep our community safe and we communicate such measures to our staff and students regularly. We have in place a Student Code of Conduct and expect all our students to respect and abide by our regulations.

“The university’s Student Code of Conduct stipulates that students should conduct themselves in a manner that does not harm or does not have the potential to harm others.

“This includes refraining from activities that wilfully and deliberately spread misinformation. The university would implement its disciplinary procedures if a student is found to be in breach of these regulations.”

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