Hate Crime Reporting Centre

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Goldsmiths students and staff, as well as local residents, can report hate crime to our trained members of staff who will guide you through the process and provide access to support.

Intolerance has no place in our community and no-one should feel unsafe because of their sexuality, gender identity, disability, race or faith – but it is a sad reality that people still experience hate incidents and crimes because of perceived characteristics.

At Goldsmiths we want to challenge and eradicate hostile behaviours in our society and want to create a considerate and supportive environment not only for staff and students at Goldsmiths, but also for our vibrant and diverse local community.

Reporting it

If you or someone you know has been a victim of Hate Crime and you would like to report it, trained members of staff at Goldsmiths will be available to guide you through the reporting process and provide you access to support services.

Anyone can make a Hate Incident or Hate Crime report at Goldsmiths - we are open to students, staff and members of the public.

You can report a Hate Incident or Hate Crime by visiting either:

The Student Centre
Richard Hoggart Building, Room 117, Lewisham Way [map]
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Goldsmiths Students’ Union
Dixon Road [map]
Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 10am - 2pm

You can report by giving your personal details or by doing so anonymously. Unless you state otherwise, your report will be passed on to the police.

Please be aware that Goldsmiths will not be responsible for determining the circumstances of the report, the investigation of the report, or the gathering of evidence in relation to the report. 

Support

Students

If you are a student at Goldsmiths reporting a Hate Incident, we will be able to signpost you to support from internal and external support services if appropriate. This may include referring you to our Wellbeing or Counselling teams for support.

Staff

If you are a member of staff reporting a Hate Incident, we will be able to refer you to the Staff Assistance Programme if appropriate.

Local residents

If you are a member of the local community reporting a Hate Incident, we will be able to signpost you to local groups and services for support.

Background to the reporting centre

In 2017, a combination of internal and external funding bids secured £100,000 for Goldsmiths to open and operate as a third party Hate Crime reporting centre.

Around £50,000 of this funding was won through HEFCE’s ‘Tackling hate crime and online harassment on campus’ Catalyst Fund and the rest was provide by successful internal funding bids within Goldsmiths.

Goldsmiths operates as one of 18 Hate Crime reporting centres in Lewisham. See a list of alternative reporting centres.

Policy and procedure

Read the full Goldsmiths Hate Crime Reporting Procedure (PDF).