We believe hate crime is never okay. It may help to understand what constitutes hate crime before you decide what to do. 
Hate incidents and crimes include bullying, harassment and sexual harassment which are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University's Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Code. 

  • 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 to find somewhere you feel safe. If you are on campus you can request support from security by calling 0141 848 3505 (all Scottish campuses) and 0141 848 3047 (for London), or use the SafeZone app. The SafeZone app enables users to call for help and assistance, giving students and staff fast access to security whenever and wherever you are on campus. You can download the SafeZone app by clicking here.
  • Talk to a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help. 
  • Talk it through. Victim Support Scotland provide personalised support and information to you and anyone you know who might be affected by hate crime. You do not need to report the crime to receive help from Victim Support. Use this link for Victim Support services in England and Wales
  • Whoever you decide to talk to, remember you do not have to face this alone.
  • Reporting to the police - dial 999 for emergency and 101 for non-emergency.  
  • If you are thinking of reporting to the police, Citizens Advice has produced a useful list of things to think about and offer support if you have questions around the reporting process. Find out more about this service here if you are based in Scotland or here if you are based in England or Wales. 
  • Reporting the incident anonymously. You can report online to Crimestoppers or call 0800 555 111. 
  • Reporting to the University. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report + Support pages. This can be done anonymously or by making a report with contact details. If you choose to make a report with contact details, we will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence. A report can be made using the buttons below. 
  • Reporting via a third party reporting centre. You can find your local Hate Crime Third Party Reporting Centre via this link for Scotland or via this link if you live in England. 
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