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Hate crime

Our strength is in our diversity. Everyone should feel safe and welcome at the University of Hull.

A hate crime is any crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. And it has no place on our campus.

Hate incidents and hate crime are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are - or who someone thinks they are.

Hate crime isn’t just physical abuse or violence. Name-calling, blackmail, harassment, intimidation, bullying or exploitation are all forms of hate crime too.

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How do I report hate crime?

If you have experienced or witnessed a hate incident or crime, you can report it to the police online or to the University by contacting Student Support.

No incident is too small or insignificant. 

In an emergency, always contact the police – phone 999.

Humberside Police have a webpage about Hate Crime which will provide you with more information.

If you've been a victim of hate crime, we're here to help. Contact us by emailing studentwellbeing@hull.ac.uk, call 01482 462222 or visit us on the first floor of Student Central.