Statement: Hate Crime on Campus

The Guild of Students has been made aware that stickers have been discovered on campus linked to a far-right group.

As an inclusive, representative organisation we unreservedly condemn the promotion of this organisation and we are disturbed to find this material on our campus.

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

Guild President, Joshua Williams, has now been in touch with the University to discuss what steps can be taken to remove this material and ensure the safety of our students.

The Guild has a zero tolerance approach to any form of bullying, discrimination or hate crime. You can find our Zero Tolerance Policy here.

If you’ve been affected by this incident or have been a victim of, or witnessed any, hate crime on campus please get in contact with Guild Advice as a third party hate crime reporting centre.

What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime is any incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate. This can be motivated by someone’s race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, national group, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

 

 

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