National Hate Crime Awareness Week encourages organisations affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime; it is marked from 9th October to 16th October. It aims to unite people to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime, remember those we have lost, and support those who need ongoing support.

What is a hate crime?

A hate crime is a crime committed motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and transgender identity.  Some examples of Hate Crime include assaults, criminal damage, harassment, sexual assault, theft, fraud and hate mail causing harassment and alarm or distress.

Swansea University adopts a zero-tolerance approach in relation to all types of discrimination against staff, students and visitors. Any individual who experiences or witnesses a hate crime is encouraged to report this.

To learn more about Hate Crime

The University this year has signed up to the Victim Support Hate Crime Charter. The Hate Crime Team at Victim Support are pleased to invite you to their key event this year, ‘The Online Hate Phenomenon – Shining a spotlight on online hate in Wales’:

How to report Hate Crime

  • Dignity at Work & Study Policy

The University Dignity at Work & Study Policy applies equally to students and staff.  The policy promotes the dignity of all students and staff at the University by eliminating all forms of offensive behaviour and to establish a working and learning environment that is free from harassment and aggression

The Student Union Advice Centre is a Hate Crime Reporting centre (third party). You can speak to someone in the Student’s Union advice centre, or you can fill in the following form.

  • Harassment advisers – we have many trained harassment advisers across Campus. If anyone believes that they are experiencing any form of harassment or bullying, they should contact anyone from the Harassment Advisor list in the network (list accessed via intranet).
  • To report Harassment/bullying, please complete this form Harassment Reporting Form and a member from the Equality team will respond.

Welfare@CampusLife – You can arrange to come and speak to one of our Student Life Officers, who can help support you and provide advice and guidance on how to deal with a hate crime. You can also report a Hate Crime as follows:

Monday October 11th, 2021

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