As the new academic year approaches, we would like to make staff and students aware of updates to the ‘Reporting of alleged hate incidents and crimes’ guidance.
Bournemouth University seeks to promote an open and inclusive environment, where all community members, current and prospective, feel safe to attend, study and work.
The university’s ‘Reporting of alleged hate incidents and crimes’ guidance seeks to protect any member of staff or student from abuse and offers a reporting structure by which any abuse can be investigated.
Changes made ensure the guidance links to other important policies that relate to conduct and welfare of staff and students at BU and to clarify BU’s position on unfair or unlawful treatment of other members of the BU community. Anyone found in breach of the university’s rules will be subject to the relevant disciplinary procedure and, if appropriate, reported to the police.
As per the guidance, BU is strongly committed to promoting its strategic commitment towards equality and diversity. It will not tolerate unfair or unlawful treatment on grounds of the following characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity (including Paternity)
- Race (colour, ethnic or national background)
- Religion or Belief (including lack of belief)
- Sexual orientation
The University in partnership with SUBU has developed guidance for the reporting of hate crimes on and off-campus. This guidance can be found on the university’s website.
It is advised that all staff and students make themselves aware of the guidance, and if anyone has any questions concerning the reporting of hate incidents on and off-campus, or wishing to report a hate crime should contact the university immediately, whether by phone, email or social media. You can find all of these contacts on our Contact Us page.