A number of leading universities have been blasted for abusing their power after they actively urged students to vote to stay in the EU.
The move ignores Charity Commission guidelines, which say universities must remain politically neutral in the run-up to the June 23 referendum.
Employment Minister Priti Patel slammed the establishments for stifling free speech.
“It is an anti-democratic abuse of power.”
A spokesman for the prestigious university said it was “encouraging open debate on the issue” but wished to “affirm the value that the UK’s membership of the EU provides to the university”.
Language professor Melissa Percival also emailed students to say that the future of British students studying abroad could be damaged by an Out vote.
Meanwhile, an event hosted by the Vote Leave group at the University of Plymouth was banned because it wanted a “fair and unbiased” debate, but political professor David Brockington hosted a talk with three pro-EU speakers entitled ‘Another Europe is possible’.