Tackling racial harassment in higher education

Posted by rmt22 at Oct 29, 2019 11:30 AM |

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published a report examining racial harassment in higher education last week.

It makes for difficult reading for the higher education sector and the EHRC have called for a strong individual and collective response. The University of Leicester took part in the survey and contributed an in-depth interview about how racial harassment is dealt with here. Vice-Chancellor Elect, Professor Nishan Canagarajah and Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy from our Centre for Hate Studies have now been appointed to sit on the Universities UK board to tackle racial harassment in higher education.

We work very hard as a University to maintain a safe and welcoming community and will address any incidence of race or religious hate robustly, under the appropriate regulations.

We have had a recent incident of unacceptable behaviour. The students involved in this incident have come forward and were dealt with under the appropriate student disciplinary regulations and the Students’ Union have also taken action.

We do not tolerate any incidence of race or religious hate. If you have experienced such behaviour, in any form, or have concerns, please contact our student support services directly so we can investigate, address concerns and offer support and help to those impacted.

For staff, the University’s Dignity and Respect Contact Service is available for support and signposting.

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