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Hate Crime
Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents
Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents
What are they?
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race/ethnicity, religion/belief, sexual orientation and transgender identity. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. Anyone can be a victim of a hate crime.
Hate incidents are non-criminal acts that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race/ethnicity, religion/belief, sexual orientation and transgender identity. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. Anyone can be a victim of a hate incident.
Here is a list of some of the expressions of hate:
  • Verbal abuse/name calling
  • Harassment
  • Physical attacks
  • Criminal damage
  • Throwing rubbish in to a garden
  • Graffiti
  • Theft
  • Social exclusion
  • Violence
  • Arson
  • Bullying
  • Being refused a service
  • Intimidation
  • Murder
  • Abusive texts, phone calls or emails
  • Online abuse on social media
  • Public order offences
  • Demonstrations
Why is it important to report both hate crimes and hate incidents?
Hate crimes and hate incidents can hurt people and leave them feeling confused and frightened. By reporting hate crimes, it may be possible to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. It will also help the police and other organisations understand the extent of hate crimes and hate incidents in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Your reporting options
1. You can report a hate crime by contacting the Police:
  • Call 999 in an emergency. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment a text phone is available on 18000.
  • Call 101 for non-emergencies. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment a text phone is available on 18001 101.
  • You can report online with West Yorkshire Police or True Vision.
2. You may wish to initially report to the University. You can do this via the links below:
  • https://reportandsupport.hud.ac.uk provides options to report anonymously or to report and speak to an Adviser. An Adviser will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and support. They can offer support to deal with the emotional effects of hate crime and help you get support from other organisations.
  • Wellbeing Services offers practical advice to more intensive support to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
  • The Student Handbook of regulations details how to make a formal complaint. Colleagues in the Students’ Union and Student Services are able to advise on this process.
Further Support
  • The Students’ Union provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • West Yorkshire Police – Hate Crimes site provides information on how the police will handle hate crimes and provide support to victims.
  • Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse.
  • Stop Hate UK is a UK based charity dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of discrimination and Hate Crime, encouraging its reporting, and supporting the individuals and communities it affects (information is also available in other languages).
  • True Vision is a police funded website designed to provide you with information about Hate Crime.
Bullying
Bullying
Bullying
What is it?
Bullying in the intention to hurt someone physically or emotionally. It can be offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined or threatened.
There are many different types of bullying; physical bullying, emotional bullying, psychological bullying, verbal bullying and cyber bullying.

Why is it important to report incidents of bullying?
Bullying creates an intimidating and hostile environment which has a negative impact on study, work and social life. By reporting incidents victims can access support.
By reporting issues of bullying, the University may be able to prevent these incidents happening to somebody else. It may also help the police understand the extent of antisocial behaviour in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Your reporting options
You may wish to initially report to the University. You can do this via the links below:
  • https://reportandsupport.hud.ac.uk provides options to report anonymously or to report and speak to an Adviser. An Adviser will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and support. They can offer support to deal with the emotional effects of bullying and help you get support from other organisations.
  • Wellbeing Services offers practical advice to more intensive support to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
  • The Student Handbook of regulations details how to make a formal complaint. Colleagues in the Students’ Union and Student Services are able to advise on this process and offer alternative routes to resolve matters such as mediation or conciliaton.
Further Support
  • The Students’ Union provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
Harassment
Harassment
Harassment
What is it?
Harassment is unwanted physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct which may intentionally or unintentionally violate a person’s dignity or create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment which interferes with an individual’s learning, working or social environment.
Harassment can be in the form of spoken or written words or abuse, offensive emails, tweets or comments on social networking sites, images and graffiti, physical gestures, facial expressions or jokes. If any of these are of a sexual nature, it is called sexual harassment. You don’t need to have previously objected to something for it to be unwanted.

Why is it important to report incidents of harassment?
Harassment creates an intimidating and hostile environment which has a negative impact on work and social life. By reporting incidents victims can access support.
By reporting issues of harassment, the University may be able to prevent these incidents happening to somebody else. It may also help the Police understand the extent of anti-social behaviour in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Your reporting options
You may wish to initially report to the University. You can do this via the links below:
  • https://reportandsupport.hud.ac.uk provides options to report anonymously or to report and speak to an Adviser. An Adviser will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and support. They can offer support to deal with the emotional effects of harassment and help you get support from other organisations.
  • Wellbeing Services offers practical advice to more intensive support to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
  • The Student Handbook of regulations details how to make a formal complaint. Colleagues in the Students’ Union and Student Services are able to advise on this process and offer alternative routes to resolve matters such as mediation or conciliation.
Further Support
  • The Students’ Union provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
SexualHarassment
Sexual Violence
Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault
What is it?
Sexual violence is defined as a sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent, this includes completed or attempted acts and those that relate to alcohol/drug facilitated acts.
If you think someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are lots of ways in which you can help them. How someone responds to a first disclosure can be really important. It can take time for a person to decide what they want to do and how to move forward. Listen to the person, do not dismiss or deny their experience, with their consent you could support them to access support services.

Why is it important to report incidents of sexual violence?
Reporting sexual assault will not change the past, but for some a report can help survivors seek justice and begin the healing process. It may prevent further incidents.

Your reporting options
1. You can report sexual violence to the Police:
  • Call 999 in an emergency. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment a text phone is available on 18000.
  • Call 101 for non-emergencies. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment a text phone is available on 18001 101.
2. You may wish to initially report to the University. You can do this via the links below:
  • https://reportandsupport.hud.ac.uk provides options to report anonymously or to report and speak to an Adviser. An Adviser will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and support. They can offer support to deal with the emotional effects of sexual violence and sexual assaults and help you get support from other organisations.
  • Wellbeing Services offers practical advice to more intensive support to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
  • The Student Handbook of regulations details how to make a formal complaint. Colleagues in the Students’ Union and Student Services are able to advise on this process and offer alternative routes to resolve matters such as mediation or conciliation.
Further Support
Discrimination
Discrimination
Discrimination
What is it?
Unlawful discrimination takes place when an individual or group of people is treated less favourably than others based on one of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act (2010). These include; age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief) and sexual orientation.
Discrimination can be direct or indirect.

Why is it important to report incidents of discrimination?
Discrimination creates an intimidating and hostile environment which has a negative impact on study, work and social life. By reporting incidents victims can access support. Organisations are also able to analyse reports and take action to improve people’s experience.

Your reporting options
You may wish to start your report with an organisation that you trust, you could do this via the links below:
  • https://reportandsupport.hud.ac.uk provides options to report anonymously or to report and speak to an Adviser. An Adviser will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and support. They can offer support to deal with the emotional effects of sexual violence and sexual assaults and help you get support from other organisations.
  • Wellbeing Services offers practical advice to more intensive support to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
  • The Student Handbook of regulations details how to make a formal complaint. Colleagues in the Students’ Union and Student Services are able to advise on this process and offer alternative routes to resolve matters such as mediation or conciliation.
Further Support
  • The Students’ Union provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission provides comprehensive guidance on discrimination.
  • Working students may find ACAS guidance and services useful.
Support Services
Support Services
Support Services
iPoint is available as a first point of call for information, help, support or advice. If you are unsure where to go with a problem or an issue you are facing, iPoint is a good place to start.
Wellbeing Services offers advice, support and guidance to strengthen wellbeing and personal development.
Disability Services provides confidential advice and guidance regarding the support that is right for you.
Back on Track provides support and guidance for those struggling with attendance, personal or academic issues.
The Faith Centre welcomes students of all faiths and those who have none.
Student Support Locations is a map where you can find your school’s support office.
The Students’ Union exists to make student life better at The University of Huddersfield. It is run by students for students. It provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. You can also access the Students’ Union Advice Centre for free advice independent from the University.
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you’re dealing with everyday stessors or major life events, we’ll help you get through it. It is free for students to access.

I don't feel safe
Call 999 (in case of emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
Security on campus enables you to feel safe and secure.
Policy and Guidance
Policy and Guidance
Policy and Guidance
A range of University Policies and Procedures provide a framework to consider and resolve issues.
Students
Student’ Handbook of Regulations outlines how the University will handle:
  • Complaints
  • Disputes
Staff in Student Services and the Students’ Union advice centre are available to guide you through the processes and enable you decide your next steps.
Staff and Students
24/7 Support
24/7 Support
24/7 Support and Emergency Contacts
The University acknowledges that anti-social behaviour can affect your wellbeing at any time. The following services are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In an emergency
Report and Support supports University members who may be victims of anti-social behaviour including hate crime. It supports the University to measure and monitor incidents that affect our University community.
It is not meant to be a replacement for the Police Service. In an emergency, please call 999.
On campus you can…
  • Speak to a University staff member
  • Call 2222
  • Go to the security hub at the front of the Harold Wilson Building.
Non-emergency support
Support for Students
Big White Wall is for University of Huddersfield students. It is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you’re dealing with everyday stessors or major life events, we’ll help you get through it. It is free for students to access. It provides an anonymous space for you to get support from peers and professionals. It also provides a range of online courses to promote your wellbeing. You can log-in with your student email account.

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Support for everyone
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
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