Hate crimes are those which are targeted at people because of hostility or prejudice towards their disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Such offences can include verbal abuse, physical assault, domestic abuse, harassment and damage to property.
How to report an incident
If an incident does occur, to you or someone you know, you can report it in any of the following ways:
- Use our online form to report an incident. Your report will be sent confidentially to dedicated staff within Student Services
- If there is an emergency on campus call 01202 962222. For off campus emergencies call 999
- If you're deaf/hard of hearing or speech impaired you can use the emergency SMS/Text: 999 or non-emergency SMS/Text: 67101 for off campus incidents
- Direct to James Palfreman-Kay, BU's Equality and Diversity Advisor, by calling 01202 965327 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via our Bournemouth Campus Police
- Report to Dorset Police via the Dorset Police online reporting form or by calling 101 from any phone, including a mobile.
Find more information about Equality and Diversity at BU.
Support on campus
You can contact any of our teams below for further support:
- Student Support & Engagement Team
- BU's Neighbourhood Policing Team
- Student Wellbeing
- Jacquie O’Brien, Student Support & Engagement Officer: email SSET@bournemouth.ac.uk or call 01202 969696
- You can also speak to an AskBU Adviser in confidence.
If you want to go elsewhere for support you can always contact the below organisations: