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Gender segregation not 'alien to our culture', says Universities UK chief
Gender segregation is not completely "alien to our culture", the leader of a universities organisation said as she defended guidance on the voluntary separation of men and women at events on campus.
Nicola Dandridge, the chief executive of Universities UK, insisted that institutions would not enforce segregation but if participants were happy to sit in separate groups that would be permitted as long as there was no disadvantage.
Students have protested and the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, said he was "horrified" by Universities UK's position.
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