Guild Statement: Hate Crime Incident

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The Guild of Students condemns reports of abusive, anti-Semitic language used in remarks towards a student leaving Fab N Fresh on Saturday evening.

The Guild of Students stands firmly opposed to any form of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism or similar discriminatory behaviour. Both the Guild and the University have a strict no-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination and we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community for all. Hate crime, of any kind, is never acceptable.

We believe that all students have the right to live and study in a safe and supportive environment and actions such as this have no place in our society, or on our campus. No student should feel afraid or intimidated whilst studying at Birmingham.

We were really encouraged with the level of support shown to the student concerned, with fellow students offering words of encouragement and advice.

If you are ever a victim of hate crime, or witness and incident of hate crime, we strongly advise you to recognise it and report it as soon as possible, by:

  • Visiting Guild Advice in the Guild of Students, where you can talk to a trained advisor
  • Call the police, phone 999 in an emergency or 101 for non-emergencies
  • Use the police online reporting tool, True Vision
  • Visit the Campus Police Officer (based in University Centre, opposite Spa).
  • Visit the University's Security Services
  • Report online through Stop Hate UK

Visit the University’s Hate Crime Support page for more info and support.


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