Joining together to say no to hate

Students from across the University participated in events to help raise awareness as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week (13 – 20 October 2018). This annual event aligns with the University’s commitment to provide a safe and supportive environment for all students. During the week students had the opportunity to experience international food and music, get crafty with badge making and watch a specially commissioned play by the Caravan Theatre, among various other awareness raising activities.

Catch up on the week’s events and activities...

The week started with our student social event which launched our Hate Crime Awareness Campaign.

hate-crime-launch-event

 

Awareness raising events took place in Colleges where students had the opportunity to talk to our trained ambassadors and a free brunch was offered to students at Bournbrook Community Hub.

Hate Crime Student Ambassadors

 

Laura Douglas, a Social Work student, was the lucky winner of an iPad.

Laura Douglas

 

 Old Joe made an appearance, lighting up pink to mark the week.

Old Joe lighting up pink - Hate Crime Awareness week 2018

 

There were cupcakes too...

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...and we were very excited to have the Caravan Theatre on campus for 2 days to perform a specially commissioned play ‘Ninety Four Thousand’.

The Caravan Theatre - National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

 

The week ended on a high with staff and students attending the Chaplaincy Creative Workshop by decorating University rocks.

Student and staff painted stones - Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

 

 

Get informed

It’s important to know what to do if you are victim or witness of a hate crime or incident. We have put together a Hate Crime Guide to help you understand what a hate crime or incident is and what to do to recognise and report it.