Joint statement between the University of Birmingham and the Guild of Students

The University of Birmingham and the Guild of Students have issued a joint statement regarding the anti-Semitic posters found on campus.

The University of Birmingham and the Guild of Students said: “We unreservedly condemn the anti-Semitic posters found on campus in recent days and the vile abuse directed at Guild Officer Izzy Lenga on social media. We have reported the matter to West Midlands Police and are working with them to identify those involved.

“Both the Guild and the University have a strict no-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community for all.

“Our University is a community of 150 nations and we are proud to be situated in a vibrant multi-cultural city. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. We actively work with a range of groups to bring people together and ensure that our University is a place where diversity is celebrated and everyone plays their part in creating a vibrant and welcoming community.

“Any student who feels concerned should contact the Guild’s Advice and Representation Centre. The University also has a number of support and advice services for staff and students, and operates a Harassment Advice Service.

“Finally, we urge anyone with information about these incidents to contact West Midlands Police on 101.”