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I think I’ve experienced a hate crime 

Hate crimes hurt individuals and communities, and reporting it allows the University and the police to better understand and deal with what is happening.  
 
Hate incidents and hate crime are acts of violence or hostility against a person or property that is motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person due to a particular characteristic. This could be a disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender identity or an alternative sub-culture hate crime. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime. 
 
Hate incidents and crimes include bullying, harassment and sexual harassment which are contrary to the Equality Act 2010, which defines specific types of discrimination, and the University’s Student Disciplinary Procedure (Non-Academic) and Dignity at Work Policy
 
We also offer support articles in relation to bullying and harassment, and sexual harassment
 
Think 
 
Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can call 999 (or 112 from a mobile). 
 
Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe. If this isn't possible and you are scared or fearful you can call Security on 0121 331 6969 when on campus
 
Talk 

  • To a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help. 
  • The University Mental Health & Wellbeing Team has trained student advisors on site Monday to Friday. You can contact the team by calling 0121 331 5188. 
  • If you are staff member, you may wish to contact one of the dignity at work advisors to talk through options and get some advice. 
  • Victim Support offer free and confidential advice and support.
 
Report

Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an advisor. If you choose to talk to an advisor they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence. You can report an incident no matter where it took place.

Student Governance (students) or HR (staff members). If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University about a student or member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow.
 
 
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If you are worried or concerned about someone else, find out more about how you can help them 

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