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Stop Asian Hate - University Statement

As an institution that is striving to be actively anti-racist, it is important that we make it very clear once more that we stand against racism and bigotry in any form.  The UK has seen the number of attacks against East and Southeast Asian people rise during the pandemic and we want to ensure that our Asian community know that we stand with them in solidarity and support and that no incidents of racial harassment towards them, or any other members of the community, will be tolerated and will always be acted upon.

We take an active stand against this, as we do against all forms of racism and prejudice and we expect our entire community to uphold our values around equality, diversity and inclusion and strive to be part of the most compassionate institution possible. 

We have been proactively working with our partners in the city and the Chinese Lantern Project who offer helpline service for the Chinese Community in Southwest England, offering confidential and non-judgemental support, including referral services or signposting to other partner organisations. Together we urge anyone who is a bystander to, or a victim of, racial harassment to report and seek support in confidence through our EDI team or through our Speak Out Guardians or through the CLP Helpline. Further support for students is also available through the Students’ Guild Advice Unit and the Advice Service at the Students’ Union