Racial Harassment and Hate Crime
Support and guidance for students who have experienced racial harassment or a hate crime.
The University believes that all staff and students should be able to enjoy working and studying at Edinburgh free from any form of bullying or harassment. We expect that all of our students and staff are treated with dignity and respect at all times. Allegations of hate crimes will be treated extremely seriously and may result in disciplinary action being taken if necessary.
If you have experienced a hate crime, learn about the support available to you and how you can inform the University.
What is a hate crime?
Police Scotland define a hate crime as “any crime motivated by malice or ill will towards a social group”.
Are you safe?
If you feel you have experienced a hate crime, we recommend that you contact the police in the first instance. To report an incident to the police by phone, call 101. If it’s an emergency you should call 999.
Follow this guidance if you are in an emergency situation and need police help, but can’t speak.