Hate Incidents

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A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. 





Not all hate incidents will amount to criminal offences (hate crimes), but it is equally important that these incidents are taken seriously. 


If you have experienced a hate incident, you can report it to the Univeristy using the Speak Up tool. If you leave your contact information, staff will be able to signpost you to the most appropriate support. 

Speak Up Reporting Tool


UPSU Advice

The UPSU Advice team offer free, confidential and independent support and guidance to University of Plymouth students. If you need support following an incident our team of Advisors will be able to talk you through the next steps and signpost you to appropriate services.

UPSU Advice Team


Dignity and Respect Advisors 

If you have experienced behavior such as harassment or bullying, students at the university can access a Dignity and Respect Advisor. These advisors will provide a listening ear and go through your options with you. They will only pass on details of your discussion with your permission (except in the case of a serious allegation) 

If you’d prefer to speak with a specific advisor due to race or gender etc., then please include this in your request.  

 You can confidentially email equality@plymouth.ac.uk if you’d like to talk with an advisor.