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Supporting our community



Everyone at Warwick, whether studying, working, or visiting, has the right to feel safe. Harassment of any kind is completely unacceptable, and our community is an environment where prejudice and socially unacceptable behaviour are never tolerated.

There’s confidential support available to guide you through your options if you experience or witness unacceptable behaviour.

Support to decide what happens next

Report + Support is an online disclosure platform for students, staff or visitors who have experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment, discrimination and/or a hate crime.

Report + Support is designed to help guide you through your options. You can make a request to speak to an advisor and they'll be in touch to confidentially discuss support and reporting options within 2 University working days. Our specially trained Liaison Officers will help you decide how far you want your report to go – and support you all the way, whatever your decision.

Alternatively, you can access self-care and online resources yourself, or log an incident anonymously.

By making sure we report unacceptable behaviour, together we can make a difference.

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Hate Crime Awareness Week

What is a Hate Crime and how is it different from a Hate Incident? 

A hate crime is any act that is a criminal offence, motivated by hostility or prejudice e.g. theft, fraud, sexual assault or harassment. A hate incident is harassment based on the same grounds but is behaviour that does not cross the threshold to be classified as a criminal offence.

Something is a hate incident if the victim or anyone else thinks it was carried out because of hostility or prejudice based on one of the following characteristics: disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation. If you've experienced or witnessed a hate crime, please reach out for support.

Be an Active Bystander

The Active Bystander courses and resources will help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to intervene safely and effectively in response to unacceptable attitudes and behaviour.

New students will receive an ‘Introduction to Active Bystander’ workshop in Term 1, and the full Active Bystander Intervention course will start in Term 2 - you can register your interest now.

You can also explore other resources and opportunities that will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to be an Active Bystander and safely challenge unacceptable behaviour.

Explore courses and resources

Anti-racism short course (pilot)

Develop your knowledge about anti-racism practices by taking this short course which is delivered by text message over a period of five days. The texts take just a couple of minutes to engage with each day.

You can report hate incidents, hate crimes and abuse.

Read Warwick's guidance about how to report hate crime.

West Midlands Police take all reports of hate crime seriously. If you feel you have been targeted please contact the police via their Live Chat facility.

In an emergency, call the Community Safety Team or the emergency services on 999.

You can also use West Midland Police' Hate Crime reporting app or True Vision.