Hate crime is an escalating problem within the UK, affecting people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Research conducted by the Centre for Hate Studies has shown that hate crime and online harassment causes significant emotional and physical damage to the wellbeing of victims, and spreads fear and concern within wider communities.
In response to these growing problems, the University of Leicester has launched a new project, ‘Standing Together Against Hate’, which is co-funded by HEFCE. This project will lead to:
The development of new student-led awareness-raising campaign
The delivery of hate crime training to students and staff
The opening of a new third-party reporting centre at the Students’ Union