Information on racial and xenophobic harassment, including who to contact for support, advice and positive action
Support for staff and students
UCL is very concerned about the rise in racial and xenophobic harassment and hate crime following the EU referendum.
If you have experienced or witnessed racial, xenophobic or any other kind of harassment on campus, there are ways to report it and numerous sources of support.
- Dignity Advisors - informal support for staff experiencing bullying and harassment in the workplace
- Dignity at Work Statement
- Employee Assistance Programme - for staff access to counselling and other support services
- HR Advisory Services - advice for managers and other staff on disputes in the workplace
- Care first - out-of-hours telephone service to support students
- Cultural Consultation Service - for support in dealing with cross-cultural issues in the learning environment
- Student Mediator - advice and assistance for students experiencing bullying and harassment
- Student of Concern (or email: email@example.com) - to report information about a student whose wellbeing you are concerned about
- Student Support and Wellbeing (advice and support, including counselling)
- UCL policy on harassment and bullying
Active Bystander Strategies
We ask all members of our community to stand together at this time and be exemplars of the inclusive ethos that UCL was founded on. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a site with helpful advice on active bystander strategies.
The advice is a sensible mix of strategies for addressing bullying or harassment in the moment and after the fact, without putting individuals at risk.
Please do not let bullying or harassment go unchallenged. We are all responsible for ensuring that UCL is a safe, supportive environment for our staff and students.
Staff and students affected by these issues may wish to consider joining our RaceMatters@UCL network.
RaceMatters@UCL is a forum for networking, peer support, sharing ideas and articles of interest, forging scholarly connections and collaborations, organising formal and social events, and positively influencing policy and practice on race equality at UCL.
Hope not Hate facilitated discussions
UCL are in contact with Hope not Hate, a politically neutral community organisation, who have offered to come and run some facilitated discussions for staff and students on tolerance and combating racism. To register your interest in such a session, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org