Any form of harassment or hate crime is never okay. 
Some forms of harassment are considered a Hate Crime. A hate incident or crime is any act of violence or hostility against a person or property that is motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person due to a particular protected characteristic.
Bullying and harassment are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University's Bullying and Harassment Policy.


●       Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 and the University’s Security team (if you are on campus)
●       Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe. 
●       What is hate crime?  It might be useful to think about what hate crime is and how some of the behaviours are described.


●       Report and 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.
●       University Policy. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University against a student or member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you’ll need to follow.
●       Reporting to the Police. You can report to the police on the phone, in person or using an online form.
●       Crime Stoppers. You can call crime stoppers at any point on 0800 555 111 or use their online form.  

Get Support 

·        Support for students can be accessed 24/7 via Security (01707 281010) or by emailing the Office of the Dean of Students ( You can also access a wide range of other support such as mental health support, support from the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Office and the Chaplaincy here. 
·        Hertfordshire Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre offer free and confidential advice and support to students. You can contact the team via emailing 
·        Student Wellbeing 24 Hour Helpline if you need to speak to someone about any worries or concerns, you can use our free 24/7 confidential helpline by calling 0800 028 3766.

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