Hate incidents and hate crimes are often painful experiences for the victim/s. We are here for you at Canterbury Christ Church University to provide support and report incidents to ensure we act to prevent further occurrences. We understand that incidents can vary in severity, however, they are always serious and impactful, so we want to support you to report any incident of discrimination or hate in our community, or locality. 

Hate incidents and hate crime are acts of violence or hostility against a person or property that is motivated by prejudice towards a person due to a protected characteristic. This could be a disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender identity. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime. 

Hate incidents and crimes include bullying, harassment, violence and sexual harassment which are contrary to the Equality Act 2010, the Student Code of Conduct, and the University Dignity at Work Policy. Find out more about bullying and harassment and sexual harassment. 
  • Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger, or seriously injured, you can call 999 (or 112 from a mobile). 
  • Finding a safe space. If possible try and find somewhere you feel safe. If this isn't possible and you are on campus you can call Security on 01227 922355. 
  • Safe Zone. You can also use the Safe Zone app to immediately contact Security, if you are on campus.  

  • To a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help. 
  • The Equity and Inclusion team can provide advice, support and guidance on equality, diversity and inclusion related issues to students, academic advisors, and other staff in student-supporting roles. 
  • You can also access support within your Academic School by talking with your Personal Academic Tutor, or a Programme Support Officer in your faculty. 
  • Using Report + Support for guidance and support

If you would like to make a submission speak to an advisor through Report + Support an advisor will be able to advise you on reporting and connect you with immediate and ongoing support. 

If you have experienced a hate crime or been involved in a hate incident, click here to find out more about support available to you and information on reporting hate. 


There are two ways you can tell us what happened