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Support for victims of racism

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Support is available

Experiencing racism can be distressing and disorientating. You should not have to deal with it on your own. The University of Essex offer a wide range of support services for those experiencing racism.

The University of Essex's policy on racism:

The University of Essex has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with regard to discrimination, harassment and bullying.

The University’s zero tolerance approach states that:

  • It will take action
  • That action will be proportionate to the circumstances of the case

Report and Support at the University of Essex

Staff, students and visitors to the University of Essex can access the Report and Support system. Report and Support enables staff, students and visitors to:

  • Report experiences of racism anonymously
  • Receive support from an advisor
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Report your experiences at Essex anonymously

The University of Essex has a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence, harassment and hate crime. If you are a member of staff, a student, or a visitor to our campus, you can report something anonymously or seek support from an adviser.

Learn more about Report and Support

Find the right support

Use the links below to discover the right support for you. We also recommend you talk to a friend or someone that you trust.

Support for students at the University of Essex:

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Discover the Black Lives Matter reading list

The library team have created a reading list of literature which enables us to educate ourselves about institutional racism so that we can support each other to challenge it.

Discover the reading list

Support for staff at the University of Essex:

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Training, awareness and courses for staff at the University of Essex

The University runs courses that can be accessed by staff to support their understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion, for example building awareness of bystander interventions and hate crime. To discover the courses available to you, visit HR organiser.

Login to HR Organiser

Support for all, beyond the University:

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Workshops to support the higher education sector

Discover the workshops from Advance HE which aim to tackle inequality within the higher education sector. Their events and conferences aim to create debate and discussion around the topics of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Discover workshops from Advance Higher Education
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Contact us
Essex End Everyday Racism Dr Maria Hudson, Principal Investigator
University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex