A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone's prejudice towards them because of their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and/or because they are transgender. When hate incidents become criminal offences they are known as hate crimes.
What is hate incident/crime? It might be useful to think about what is meant by hate incident/crime and how these behaviours are described.
What should I do?
- 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
The Safezone personal safety app is free to download, and use, and is the quickest way to receive emergency assistance whilst on campus: https://www.safezoneapp.com/how-it-works/.
- Talk to a friend: Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help.
- Seek support: What support is available if I’ve experienced a hate crime?
- Report + 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.
- Take care of yourself: It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you’ve heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, students can contact our student wellbeing team firstname.lastname@example.org.