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Guild Statement: Racist Graffiti on Campus

The Guild of Students unreservedly condemns the recent racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic graffiti written on the side of the Psychology block last week.

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.

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

Student safety is of the utmost concern for both the Guild and the University, and we are working together to do all that would be expected to ensure the safety of all of our members. As soon as we were made aware of the graffiti, police and campus security were informed, and it was swiftly removed.

The University is investigating the matter with West Midlands Police, who have linked the campus graffiti to a similar racist attack on a Selly Oak mosque. Anyone with any information regarding either incident is asked to call the police on 101.

The Sabbatical Officer Team