Reporting a hate crime can be difficult thing to do, but we are here to help you through the process.
The agreed definition of a hate incident is: ‘any incident that is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual identity or gender identity.’ LUU and the University of Leeds both have a zero tolerance policy towards hate crimes and hate incidents. Any student making a report will always be believed and supported.
There are four main ways you can choose to make a report:
- Contacting the Police on 999 if it is an emergency, for example if someone is at immediate risk or injured.
- You can report a hate crime via the University's online reporting system. The Hate Crime Support Team at LUU can guide you through this process and link you up to support services.
- You can come and talk to LUU Advice about the incident without having to do anything you feel uncomfortable with, such as talk to the police. You can also report in person at the University of Leeds International Student Office.
- Stop Hate UK is an online reporting process using this form, or you can call 24 hours a day on (0800) 1381 625
Reporting a hate crime can help to stop incidents from happening to others. You can report a hate crime anonymously and don’t have to talk to the Police and you do not have to be the person that the comment or action was directed towards to report a hate crime.
LUU provides a Victim Support drop in session during term time, where students can go for confidential help, support and information. Contact LUU Advice for further information. You don’t need to have reported the crime to the police.
As a University of Leeds student you also have free access to the Big White Wall, which provides health and wellbeing support.