12th - 19th October 2019 is National Hate Crime Awareness Week
A hate crime is any form of criminal offence that is aimed towards a person's race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity, including physical abuse, swearing or discriminatory remarks, intimidation, and much more. However, any form of prejudice, although not necessarily a criminal offence, can also be considered a hate incident and should still be reported.
You aren't alone in this...
Your Students' Union does not tolerate any form of abuse or discrimination based on a person's race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity, and are here to provide support and advice for anyone who experiences this and wants to report it.
Your Advice and Support Centre, is located in the Student Union office in the Hutton Hub on College Lane Campus, who are on hand to provide support to those who are not comfortable enough to contact the police directly, or who are simply seeking advice on the best course of action to take.
If you would like to speak to a member of our Advice and Support team, then you can contact the team by telephone (01707 285022) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), with appointments available Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm.Click here to request an appointment.
If you wish to report the hate crime, or incident, online you can also do so here. However, if you are a victim of a hate crime or incident we strongly advise that you approach either the police or a third party reporting centre (such as ourselves) for support.