Standing Together Against Hate
Hate crime is an escalating problem within the UK, affecting people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Research conducted by the Centre for Hate Studies has shown that hate crime and online harassment causes significant emotional and physical damage to the wellbeing of victims, and spreads fear and concern within wider communities.
In response to this growing problems, the University of Leicester has launched a new project, ‘Standing Together Against Hate’, which is co-funded by HEFCE. This project will lead to:
- The development of new student-led awareness-raising campaign
- The delivery of hate crime training to students and staff
- The opening of a new third-party reporting centre at the Students’ Union
This project is being led by the Centre for Hate Studies, and delivered collaboratively with the University of Leicester's Students’ Union (SU), Student Support Services, Estates and Campus Services and the Equalities Unit.
Have your say
As part of this project we are keen for students and staff members to share their views on how we can raise awareness of hate crime amongst the University community and improve support services for those affected by it. If you are interested in shaping this project and its outputs, please contact Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy.
We will draw from our pioneering work within the Centre for Hate Studies to maximise the project’s impact both within and beyond the University, and we have established a network of local public- and third-sector organisations to support the programme of activities.