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A breakdown of Loughborough University’s definition of racism, as used in our Loughborough University Race Equity Strategy (LURES).

Definition of racism

Hate crime

Links to further information:

See the video from Newcastle University about hate crime

Hate crime video on YouTube

Domestic violence

Links to further information:

'If love hurts, it’s not love', see the video from White Ribbon UK.

Also see the Living Without Abuse website.

'If love hurts, it’s not love' video Living Without Abuse website

Honour based violence

Links to further information:

A Crimestoppers UK video about honour based abuse.

A Thames Valley Police video sharing Shahina's story, an account of honour based abuse.

The Karma Nirvana website supporting victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage

Information about forced marriage on the West Midlands Police website.

Crimestoppers UK video Video - Shahina's story Karma Nirvana website West Midlands Police website


Links to further information:

Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children and Adults website.

The 'ACT Early' website provides advice and support around radicalisation, Prevent, and how to seek help.

Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding website ACT Early website

Sexual violence

Link to further information:

Rape crisis England and Wales website - information about sexual violence

Rape crisis England and Wales

Recent rape - male

Links to further information:

Survivors UK website - information about male rape and sexual abuse

First Step Leicester website - for male survivors and their supporters

Survivors UK First Step Leicester

Recent rape - female

Links to further information:

Jasmine House - Leicester rape crisis website

Rape crisis England and Wales website

Jasmine House Leicester Rape Crisis England and Wales

Childhood sexual violence - male

Further information:

See the Male Survivors Partnership website for information and self help booklets.

Male Survivors Partnership

Childhood sexual violence - female

Further information:

See the Victim Focus website for a free course, Caring for yourself after sexual violence.

A self-help guide for survivors of rape and sexual assault.

The Quetzal website, supporting women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

Victim Focus website Self-help guide (pdf) Quetzal website

Sexual harassment

Further information:

See the Victim Support website for information about sexual harassment.

Victim Support website


Further information:

See the Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre website.

The LGBT Foundation website has details of their helpline.

Leicester LGBT Centre website LGBT Foundation website


Further information:

  • Paladin, the National Stalking Advocacy Service website.
  • The Suzy Lamplugh Trust website has details about the national stalking helpline.
  • The Alice Ruggles Trust has a short animated video to raise awareness of stalking.
Paladin website The Suzy Lamplugh Trust website Alice Ruggles Trust - Stalking video