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Statement from the University about racially-motivated and misogynistic hate crimes

In light of the shocking shootings in the United States which appear to be targeting people of Asian descent, and the increase in hate crimes against Asian-Americans in recent months, seemingly fuelled by false rhetoric that blames groups for the spread of Covid-19, the leadership of the University wish to make it clear that we stand against this and all racism, misogyny and hatred.

We recognise that some members of our staff community are deeply affected by recent events, and we draw attention to our compassionate leave arrangements.  Colleagues may also choose to access support through our Employee Assistance Programme.

Students affected can seek support from your School (Admin team, Lecturers, Personal Academic Tutors etc) and/or Student Services if you feel you have an issue that is affecting your studies, or you simply need support.

If you have been a victim of a hate crime or distressing incident of any nature, a Student Services team member can listen, provide emotional and practical support, and talk through the options that are available to you. Staff and students can report a hate incident online using our Incident Reporting Tool.

Alternatively, you may wish to use an external service such as Victim First, or report an incident directly to Leicestershire Police

Wellbeing support is also available through the LU Wellbeing app, Togetherall, and our self-help resources.

Our Race Equality Charter commitment

The University is committed to advancing race equality and creating a change in culture by taking steps to tackle racism and improve the representation, progression and success of all minority ethnic staff and students. You can read more about our commitment on the dedicated webpages.

Murder of Sarah Everard

The University has also made a statement at this time on the murder of Sarah Everard which is available to read here.


Richard Taylor

Chief Operating Officer