Hate crime in the UK has risen to disturbing heights. Together, we want to increase hate crime reporting rates and tackle hate.
Find out more about the impact of reporting, how to report hate crime/incidents, and support available here.
Home Office national hate crime figures show rises between 100% and 400% for reported hate crime/incidents over the past 6 years, and we know that underreporting is still a factor.
Rise in hate crime over 6 years (%)
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Canley Shuttle Bus
Due to a number of reported hate crimes and incidents in the Canley area, we understand that some students feel vulnerable travelling in the local area.
If you live in Canley, or have to travel in the Canley area, there is now a free university-run shuttle bus from campus serving the local area.
The university have also worked with Coventry City Council and the police to identify safer walking routes in the local area.
Education & Awareness
To educate and raise awareness of the issues facing our communities we organise campaigns and programmes of events such as:
- the Black Liberation Project
- Black History Month
- the Trans Students' Campaign
- Trans Awareness Week
- Islamophobia Awareness Month
- the LGBTUA+ Students' Campaign
- Pride Week
- LGBTUA+ History Month
- the Disabled Students' Campaign
Canley Community Safety
We work with partners in Canley, such as the Canely Stakeholders Group, to improve the safety of the local area for both student and non-student residents.
We are currently supporting Canley's Planning for Real project, which empowers local student and non-student residents to plan improvements to their local area.
Going Out, Staying Safe
Our Going Out, Staying Safe research project uncovered disproportionate levels of harassment against members of our liberation communities on nights out.
We're working with local venues to improve staff training and implement schemes such as Ask for Angela.
We are also part of the partnership group for the Leamington Street Marshals service, which aims to support students on nights out in Leamington.
If you'd like to get involved with the Tackle Hate campaign, or would like to share your ideas for future campaigns with us email email@example.com.